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What the hell is going on at Wasps?Of the starting XV that began the Premiership final against Exeter less than two years ago, there are six players - Christian Wade, Danny Cipriani, James Haskell, Matt Symons, Phil Swainston and Matt Mullan - who ha...

I'm really pleased to see that the French Rugby Federation is making an effort regarding player safety by announcing a global forum in March alongside World Rugby to discuss player health and the evolution of the game's laws.This follows the dea...

Transfer speculation - a fact of life in association football for many a year - is now becoming increasingly common in rugby.In England for instance, from January in each year a player whose club contract is due to expire at the end of the season is...

It's official.Premiership Rugby and the RFU are not "at war" over the question of ring-fencing the Premiership.Who says?Gamekeeper turned poacher, Ian Ritchie - former RFU CEO and current Premiership Rugby Chairman - says so, that's who. So it must b...

Whither Rugby?

By Total Flanker on Jan 5, 2019 in: rugby

Happy New Year one and all, a year that is likely to be hugely significant for this game of ours.2019 is of course a World Cup Year, and is therefore a huge opportunity for rugby to showcase all that is good about the game (and the very fact that the...

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm welcome to you all as we once again recognise and celebrate the successes, failures, accomplishments, misfortunes, achievements and fiascos of the 2018 rugby calendar year.Yes, welcome, willk...

Huge congratulations to Bill Beaumont, awarded a knighthood in the New Year's honours list for services to rugby.Antiquated as the UK honours system might be, the knighting of Beaumont does give me a certain satisfaction as it was his England team's...