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  • Understanding Union: The Schism With Rugby League

    Today, professionalism remains a controversial topic of discussion. Rugby union’s traditionalists (the so-called Blazers), who decry a game now awash with sponsorship and television money, remain. Likewise, there are those who are more enthusiastic about [...]

  • Cuts, Cuts, Cuts: Grassroots Funding Simplified

    Inside the ivory tower of Whitehall politics, and the disorientating world of Sports England funding reports, there is another language used altogether. Phrases such as “new strategy” and “redirection of resources” are of course, however, [...]

  • Kearnan Myall and Mental Health in Rugby

    Former Sale, England and Wasps lock Kearnan Myall shocked the rugby world this week. In an interview with The Guardian he revealed his struggles with mental illness as a professional rugby player. Both England and [...]

  • Rudderless Scotland Look Vulnerable

    Predictions have been a dangerous game this summer, even more so than usual. Having been tipped as favourites, Wales were dominated by England (who were then lauded as champions elect) only to retake world number [...]

  • How Rugby’s Changing Face Influenced Eddie Jones’ Selection

    The controversial omission of Dylan Hartley, Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown and Danny Care by Eddie Jones points to a changing of the guard in English rugby, one that reflects the changes in the way the [...]

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