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  • Maro Itoje and Race in Rugby

    When speaking to Alastair Campbell recently, Maro Itoje decried the “subtle racism” he sees in sport, in particular the manner in which black players are treated by the press and described by match commentators. Itoje, [...]

  • Lessons From The U-20’s World Cup

    On Saturday, France became only the third team in Under 20 World Cup history to retain the title, defeating Australia 24-23 in Rosario. Remarkably however, the headline result came not from the final, but the [...]

  • Assessing The Health of Grassroots Rugby

    Rugby has always been a sport centred on the community. The clubhouse is a hub that unites generations, old friends, family and teammates. Camaraderie and community are part of the package, and however commercial, professional [...]

  • Have the Southern Hemisphere Lost Ground?

    Historically, it is the southern hemisphere who have dominated the Rugby World Cup. Only England, in 2003, out of the northern sides have ever won the Webb Ellis Cup, whereas both Australia and South Africa [...]

  • Folau’s Financial Exploitation

    "In making this contribution I acknowledge that my contributions are made freely as a gift on the basis previously affirmed and that there will be no obligations on Israel Folau to do anything for me [...]

Review: Scotland 11 Wales 18

4 months ago|

Wales hung onto their narrow, nerve-racking lead at Murrayfield to keep their hopes of a Grand Slam alive, thanks to first half tries by Josh Adams and Jonathon Davies. At full time, captain Alun Wyn [...]

Super Rugby: Round 4 Review

4 months ago|

Friday, March 8 Hurricanes 25-22 Highlanders All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett kicked a last-gasp penalty to give the Hurricanes a 25-22 victory over the Highlanders on Friday. The Highlanders had the edge over the Hurricanes [...]

Lineout woes costly for axed Cronin

4 months ago|

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has decided to drop hooker Sean Cronin for the weekend visit of France after the struggles experienced by the Irish lineout in Rome. Cronin won his 68th cap in Rome in [...]

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