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Sam Cane Up and About!

Sam Cane Up and About! Sam Cane is “up and about” following a successful operation on his neck. The 26-year-old All Black flanker fractured a bone in his neck during the All Blacks’ comeback 32-30 win over the Springboks in...

Rugby Championships 2018 Stats & Facts & Bill’s Dream Team

Rugby Championships 2018 Stats & Facts & Bill’s Dream Team The dust has settled, the trophy remains in New Zealand, the teams are all back home again, and the migrant workers have returned to their overseas clubs. The 2018 Rugby Championships...

Sam Cane Breaks Neck!

Sam Cane's Neck Broken In Test. Sam Cane is not one to show any emotion while he is on a rugby field. He is the picture of complete focus and concentration. That is his way. He never flinches or grimaces...

The TMO In The Spotlight, Again.

The TMO In The Spotlight, Again. The Television Match Officials, or TMOs as we have preferred to call them, have been the target of much derision, disdain, and ridicule over the years. They have often been the cause of some...

New Law – More Confusion?

New Law – More Confusion? I have often wondered whether it is a deliberate tactic of the various functionaries that sit on the plethora of committees and councils at World Rugby headquarters to make constant changes to the laws and...

Tony Brown Takes Over Sunwolves Job.

Tony Brown Takes Over Sunwolves Job. The Sunwolves have announced that Tony Brown will take over the team’s coaching reins from Jamie Joseph for the 2019 Super Rugby season. The ex-Highlander and All Black flyhalf has been involved in coaching since...

Joe Marler Walks Away From Test Rugby.

Joe Marler Walks Away From Test Rugby. England and Harlequins loosehead prop Joe Marler has announced his retirement from international rugby. Marler, who has 59 England caps, said that he was making the decision to spend more time with his family. “It has been an honour...

The Stirring Giant – MLR Adds Two Teams

The Stirring Giant – MLR Adds Two Teams Major League Rugby announced on Friday that two new member teams based in Atlanta and Boston have been accepted into the league. Both cities are known for their passionate sports fans. The new...

Jake Throws His Hat in the Ring! (Again!)

Jake Throws His Hat in the Ring! (Again!) Never one to miss an opportunity to apply for a job as a national coach, no matter where in the world it will take him, former Springbok boss Jake White has stated...

When Ink Ain’t Good!

When Ink Ain't Good!   World Rugby has advised the teams competing in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and their travelling supporters, that they need to cover up any tattoo markings in public places for fear of causing offence. – Tattoos...

Jamie Joseph stands down as Sunwolves coach.

Jamie Joseph stands down as Sunwolves coach. Not unexpectedly, Jamie Joseph has announced that he will stand down as head coach of the Sunwolves in next year’s Super Rugby series. He will focus on his job as head coach of...

Loftus Sold Out!

Loftus Sold Out!   There is nothing quite like a Springbok win over the “Old Enemy” to revitalise interest in the sport of rugby and the national team! Thousands of “supporters” turned their backs on the struggling Springboks in 2016 and 2017,...

John Mitchell Gone!

John Mitchell Gone! Netwerk24 reports that John Mitchell’s departure from the Bulls is now official. The Bulls and the English RFU have apparently settled the amount of compensation that the RFU will pay to secure the release of Mitchell from his contract with the Bulls. The publication states...

World Rugby Ranking Changes, SA Up, OZ Down.

World Rugby Ranking Changes   South Africa swap places with Australia on the official World Rugby Ranking table issued by World Rugby this morning. The two rating points awarded to South Africa after beating New Zealand, coupled to Australia’s home defeat to...

Premiership Unsold!

Premiership Unsold! When the English Premiership's 13 shareholders (the 12 current Premiership clubs and the second division London Irish) met to consider the offer by CVC of some £275 million for a majority share in the Premiership, one of the...

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