Rugby Round Up - Tackle Laws, Players On The Move And FFR Boss Resigns
Jan 27, 2023World Rugby has announced its intention to lower the legal tackling height at the elite level worldwide in the coming years to reduce the risk of head injuries in the sport.
Rugby Football Union Face Vote Of No Confidence As Amateur Clubs Unite
Jan 26, 2023Following what has been a turbulent few months for Rugby’s governing body in England, RFU Chief Executive Bill Sweeney could be facing a vote of no confidence.
Wales Statement: Scott Baldwin Called Up For Six Nations
Jan 25, 2023Veteran hooker Scott Baldwin is looking to win his first test cap in six years.
Leinster Lock Charlie Ryan Retires At 23 With 'Immediate Effect'
Jan 25, 2023Rookie Leinster second-row Charlie Ryan has been forced to retire at the age of 23 with 'immediate effect.'
RFU Statement: Borthwick's England Squad Loses Two More Players To Injury
Jan 25, 2023England has lost four players from its original 36-strong Guinness Six Nations squad, with Elliot Daly and Jamie George withdrawing on Tuesday from this week's five-day training camp, just 24 hours after it was confirmed that Courtney Lawes and George McGuigan would miss out.
Sitting Duck' Ireland's Reaction To RFU Waist-High Tackling
Jan 24, 2023Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton has strongly disagreed with the RFU decision to limit the community game in England to waist-high tackles, which starts next season. It's an initiative also criticized by his national team coach, Andy Farrell.
RFU's Tackle Law Opens New Front In Rugby's Culture War
Jan 20, 2023What do they want us to do now? Go out there and play 'Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man?
Waistline Tackling Is The Death Penalty Of Rugby
Jan 20, 2023For 20 years, playing rugby has been a pillar of my life. It is no exaggeration to say that, yesterday, the RFU destroyed it.
EPCR Statement: Bans For Five Players, Including Springboks Mapimpi
Jan 20, 2023Tournament organizer, EPCR, has confirmed that five players have copped a total suspension of 13 weeks for red cards and a citing last weekend, with Springboks winger Makazole Mapimpi included on that list.
'Beginning Of The End' - Shock RFU Tackle Change Rocks English Rugby
Jan 19, 2023There has been a largely negative reaction to the Rugby Football Union's decision to change the tackle height to the waistline in amateur rugby in England - one of the most radical changes to the amateur game ever made in the history of the sport.
If A Policy Doesn't Exist, You're Implying You Have No Place For Mothers
Jan 19, 2023Female athletes having children during their sporting careers is becoming more and more commonplace, especially in sports such as athletics. However, rugby still sees relatively few mothers on the pitch.
Ex-England Wing Ruaridh McConnochie Named To Scotland Squad Of 40
Jan 19, 2023Gregor Townsend has named four new players to his 40-strong Scotland squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations, a campaign that begins with a match away to England at Twickenham on Feb. 4.
France Names Eight Uncapped Players To Six Nations Squad Of 42
Jan 18, 2023France boss Fabien Galthie has included eight uncapped players in his squad of 42 for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations.
Women's Game: 2022 Year In Review
Dec 20, 2022If the headlines of 2022 belonged to the re-emergence of New Zealand as the world's best, then the stories underneath it all were about the growing professionalism of women's rugby and the plethora of new opportunities emerging for international teams and players.
Steve Borthwick To Be Named Eddie Jones' Replacement As England Head Coach
Dec 19, 2022It has been widely reported that England Rugby will announce on Monday that Steve Borthwick is the new head coach for the men's team.