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  • Rugby’s Safety Drive Is Becoming Ridiculous

    This is the view of Steve Thompson at least, the ex-England hooker who was forced to retire himself after suffering a serious neck injury that ended his long and distinguished career at the coal face. [...]

  • Steve Thompson: It’s a ‘Joke’ Jones is England Coach

    Steve Thompson, speaking exclusively to 888sport, has protested stridently against the current international residency rules. The 73 cap ex-England hooker, and a key member of the 2003 World Cup winning campaign, has expressed his dissatisfaction [...]

  • David Denton’s Retirement is a Blemish on Rugby

    The 29-year-old Scotland international made the decision to retire this week, having received specialist advice from a neurologist with regard to past head injuries. Once more the spectre of concussion haunts rugby, but, in this [...]

  • Japan’s Love for Rugby is Widespread and Historic

    Japan has become the first country outside of the traditional strongholds to host the World Cup, with the Brave Blossoms kicking off the worlds greatest festival of rugby against Russia. A unique opportunity to spread [...]

  • Pool D Preview: RWC Japan 2019

    The final pool seems much more open that in it did at the turn of the year, when Wales were in the midst of a record breaking winning streak. It is probably the most even [...]

Rugby Must Change in Order to Survive

2 months ago|

The world of modern sport is one determined by entertainment, viewing figures and player safety. This leads itself inevitably to innovation, and rugby, with its concussion controversy and declining participation rates in established countries, finds [...]

World Cup squads just killing time

2 months ago|

The timing of the World Cup means that coaches have had a long time to work with their players. Some have shown great ingenuity in finding new ways to build up to the global showpiece. [...]

Life as a Young Rugby Player

3 months ago|

Ciaran Booth is a nineteen year old professional rugby player, contracted to Sale Sharks, and capped by Ireland at U20 level. We met for a chat to discuss what it’s like being a young rugby [...]

External Investment is a Double-Edged Sword

3 months ago|

It’s no secret that venture capitalists are out to make money. So, anyone who enters a deal with that type of company knows what they are getting into. With two consenting parties, it’s reasonable to [...]

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