Total Flanker

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First things first, I am sure that Eddie Jones knows a lot more about selecting an international rugby team than I do.And yet picking Maro Itoje to sit on the bench for the majority of tomorrow's game against the Aussies does make me wonder.Simply pu...

Kerching!!!

on Nov 16, 2017 in: money

Great news that England's women have landed a new pay deal.Under the terms of the new deal the RFU will pay the players match fees and training fees when on England duty and it is believed that players involved in all 3 Tests against Canada...

So, at the end of what was supposed to be a fair and transparent process, it was France who was today announced as the “surprise” host of Rugby World Cup 2023.This, despite World Rugby having made public an independent technical evaluat...

Ok, so on Saturday England were a bit lacklustre against Argentina, who rather inconveniently didn’t just roll over and allow England to run through their playbook.It wasn’t great, but neither was it the disaster being painted by many commentator...

Following an initiation ceremony at Howe of Fife RFC during which a player suffered internal injuries (having reportedly had a bottle inserted into his anus), the Scottish Rugby Union recently handed out a record 347 weeks of suspensions to 14 p...

Yarde Sale?

on Oct 30, 2017 in: rugby

It looks like Marland Yarde may be on the move from Harlequins to Sale Sharks this week.The news follows reports that Yarde has failed to turn up for Quins training on three separate occasions, including him missing a pre-season training camp in Germ...

So the England and Wales forward packs plan to train against one another before the November internationals in a no holds barred set piece session in Bristol?What could possibly go wrong?