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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 [...]

Russell tipping Scots to bounce back

4 months ago|

Scotland playmaker Finn Russell is backing Scotland to rediscover the winning habit in round three of the Guinness Six Nations. The next assignment for the Scots will be against France in Russell’s adopted city, Paris. [...]

Review: England 44 France 8

4 months ago|

A hat-trick from in-form winger Jonny May, along with scores from Henry Slade, Owen Farrell and a penalty try, lead England to a 44-8 thrashing of France, to bolster their grand slam aspirations.  Head coach [...]

Review: Italy 15 Wales 26

4 months ago|

Warren Gatland made 10 changes to the side that beat France last week, as his side unconvincingly saw off Italy. Wales started the game well, going into a 12-0 lead thanks to four consecutive penalty [...]

Review: Scotland 13 Ireland 22

4 months ago|

Ireland edged past Scotland, thanks to tries from Conor Murray, Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls to keep their hopes of a Six Nations title alive.  The pressure was on the Irish after their surprise home [...]

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