Total Flanker

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Delighted by the news this week that the RFU have finally seen sense and have decided to reintroduce professional contracts for the England Women's 15-a-side team from 1st January 2019.Twenty-eight full-time deals will be awarded plus seven elit...

ENGLAND APPOINT MITCHELL

on Sep 19, 2018 in: England

The RFU has finally confirmed that the rumours are true - Phil  Mitchell has been appointed as England’s new defence coach until the end of Rugby World Cup 2019.Mitchell will leave his role as general hard nut in Albert Square, Walford E20, to...

While I do have some sympathy with Leicester's Will Spencer's red card for a high tackle against Wasps on Sunday, the decision was ultimately the correct one.There was no malice or intent in Spencer's tackle on Tommy Taylor - but it was a forceful sh...

1. The All Blacks are human after all and still, it appears, reluctant to go for the drop goal.2. No matter how crap the team you support are, hurling foul-mouthed abuse at players and pushing kids is never acceptable.3. In Zach Mercer have England f...

Congrats to Liza Burgess, Stephen Larkham, Ronan O’Gara, Bryan Williams and Pierre Villepreux - all of whom were inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame last week.Congrats (kind of) also to the following characters who have been inducted in...

This week’s warning from World Rugby’s vice-chairman Agustin Pichot that international rugby game is under threat should be taken seriously by all involved.Pichot wants unions and clubs to agree a new 10 year global calendar before the 2019 World...

Former French captain Marc Cecillon - perhaps best known in England for being smashed in a tackle by Mickey Skinner in the 1991 World Cup Quarter Final - is apparently back in prison.In 2004 Cecillon, who suffered problems with alcohol and...