Total Flanker

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A Rugby Blog...the older I get the better I was



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Club World Cup for Rugby?

on Apr 6, 2020 in: rugby

Desperate times call for desperate measures and, with rugby taking a fairly massive financial hit at the moment, it’s time for some radical thinking.Lo and behold, step forward FFR President Bernard Laporte who, alongside World Rugby chairman Bill...

Comments by the RFU's CEO, Bill Sweeney - that he believes that the current coronavirus pandemic has exposed "fault lines" that exist in the world of rugby but that it will lead to greater global co-operation and collaboration in the game - are to be...

The RFU's decision to give Eddie Jones a new contract through to the 2023 World Cup makes sense.It was either that or, in my view, deciding to part ways this summer.When, a couple of years ago, the RFU gave Eddie a contract extension to 2021, they sa...

We are living in difficult and unprecedented times but I’m afraid I'm not convinced that the solution being proposed to resolve the 2019/20 Premiership season is particularly satisfactory.Reports are circulating that, given that the current social...

If, as is being reported, Premiership rugby players do decide to challenge the 25% pay cuts imposed by the clubs during the period in which rugby is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are seriously misjudging the mood of the nation.Nearl...

All this time at home, with no rugby to occupy me, has led me to ponder some of the bigger issues in the game.So, here is my first attempt (in this series) at trying to set the rugby world to rights as I tackle the not inconsiderable subject of profe...

There was a worrying admission by Billy Vunipola this week.According to the Sarries and England no. 8, the current coronavirus lockdown has its advantages as it will give him time to let his broken right arm heal properly rather than see him rush bac...