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Danny In the News, Again……

Danny In the News, Again…… Danny Cipriani arrested for nightclub assault Danny Cipriani is his own worst enemy. The multi-talented England international is blessed with sublime skills and wonderful rugby instincts, yet he has never quite lived up to the promise he...

Who is Poaching?

Who is Poaching? New Zealand is often accused of poaching players from the Pacific Islands to add muscle to their rugby teams. There is, of course, some truth to this rumour, but it is not quite as massive a poaching...

World Rugby Hall Of Fame

World Rugby Hall Of Fame World Rugby has announced that five legends of the game in Liza Burgess (Wales), Stephen Larkham (Australia), Ronan O’Gara (Ireland), Pierre Villepreux (France) and Bryan Williams (New Zealand) will be inducted into the World Rugby...

Gonzolo Quesada To Coach Jaguares

Gonzolo Quesada To Coach Jaguares The Jaguares have confirmed the appointment of Gonzalo Quesada as their new head coach. Quesada takes over from Mario Ledesma, who left to replace Daniel Hourcade as Argentinean national coach last week. Capped 38 times by the...

Michael Hooper pens new deal with Rugby Australia

Michael Hooper pens new deal with Rugby Australia A While back I wrote of the strange spending habits of Australian Rugby. I mentioned their penchant for pouring money over the top three or four players in the country while spending...

The Player Drain – Lions Lose Another…….

The Player Drain - Lions Lose Another....... Bath have announced the signing of loosehead prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions, who will join them immediately now that the Super Rugby season is over.  The South African has played over 60 times for...

Club vs Country

Club vs Country The ugly face of professional rugby rears its head again. The tug-o'-war between the professional clubs and national teams has stepped up a gear as Leicester Tigers have announced that they will force members of the Wallaby squad, Tatafu...

A Whole New Contracting System for South Africa?

A Whole New Contracting System for South Africa?   South Africa has an awful lot of professional rugby players. Back on the 7th of May 2015 I published an article “Professional Rugby As A Career” discussing the pros and cons of choosing...

John Mitchell leaving the Bulls???

John Mitchell leaving the Bulls??? It seems Eddie Jones is trying to recruit John Mitchell to join him in the England coaching squad. The Bulls have revealed that England have expressed interest in the services of Bulls'  coach John Mitchell for...

Michael Rhodes Joins Eddie’s Squad

Michael Rhodes Joins Eddie's Squad Former Lions and Stormers loose forward Michael Rhodes has been included in a 44-man pre-season training squad announced by England head coach Eddie Jones. The 30-year-old Rhodes, who was born in Durban and schooled at Michaelhouse, played...

New Tackle Height Trial

New Tackle Height Trial The England Rugby Football Union will trial amended tackle laws in the second tier of English Rugby next season in a bid to make the game safer. The height of a legal tackle in rugby union will...

Eddie Gets An Ultimatum.

Eddie Gets An Ultimatum. The England RFU have given Eddie Jones an ultimatum that England must deliver a successful autumn campaign after a poor 2018 thus far, or else! England produced a disappointing Six Nations campaign in which they finished fifth...

Mitchell wants R90 Million to Buy a Team?

Mitchell wants R90 Million to Buy a Team? We are told that Bulls head coach John Mitchell has requested R90-million from the Bulls' Board of Directors in order to recruit some high-end talent. He has also refused an extension to his...

 Player Migration to the North 2018

 Player Migration to the North As of last week, the number of Southern Hemisphere players heading north after the completion of the Super season stands at 38. These players include a few that were not involved in Super Rugby, such...

TMO’s To Be Put Back In Their Boxes!

TMO’s To Be Put Back In Their Boxes! In a move that will be welcomed by every single rugby fan on the planet, Television Match Officials may be stripped of their rights to interject (read: Interfere) during rugby matches. This...

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