A few months ago, this was a genuine topic of discussion. Italy had shown signs of improvement (victory over South Africa), but the improvement hasn't been consistent. For a while, the talks of Georgia joining the Six Nations quieted down. Over the last month and a bit, rugby fans have witnessed
The idea to globalise the Super Rugby competition and incorporate more international teams from Japan and Argentina in 2016 was an interesting idea at the start. On one hand the NZ teams could get a look over the world and promote their brand, while on the other hand the level
With the European Rugby Champions and European Rugby Challenge cups in full swing, the British and the British & Irish cup on the way, and the All Blacks with perhaps their best ever lineup, Rugby Union is gracing our fields and screens in a big way.
But with sponsorship deals, chat
When Bristol Rugby defeated Doncaster over two legs in the Championship playoffs back in May, seven years in the rugby wilderness came to an end.
A little over 16,000 fans turned up to Ashton Gate to see Bristol’s long awaited return to what was so often described as the ‘Promised Land’
Australia has cemented what is becoming a norm in the Rugby World Cup 2015, that the Southern hemisphere is here to cause waves and possibly win the tournament. The Wallabies have successfully cruised to the next round by beating Wales 15-6.
Despite the match missing tries, it was full of thrills.
When Stuart Lancaster names his England training squad for the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday, he will be congratulated and criticized.
Either reaction will hinge on the selection, or not, of No. 8 Steffon Armitage and fullback Nick Abendanon. They have been impressive in the European Champions Cup and Top 14.
The scene is set, a late evening in March at Franklin Garden’s, the venue for the Aviva Premiership rugby union clash between Northampton Saints and London Wasps’. There are currently thirty-three minutes played and it’s 13-20 in favour of Wasps’. The play resumes with a cross-field kick.
The Northampton players rush
Top Performers from the 2015 Six Nations
With such a good number of top class players on display picking the best of the bunch will always be controversial. Some great players miss out on the list but those who are included would make their mark in any rugby competition at any
The Hong Kong Sevens is underway, heading into the finals on Sunday. The world’s greatest annual rugby event is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so here’s five of its best finals.
Fiji 22, New Zealand 10 (1990)
The first of the Fiji-New Zealand classics, starring Waisale Serevi and Eric Rush, HK7’s biggest stars.
England had recycled the ball 19 straight times. Wales was bending but not breaking in the inferno of Millennium Stadium. Each glimpse of the tryline by England was snuffed out in a blink by one or two Wales jerseys, whipped along by the sell-out crowd.
Then the ball was passed from