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How Wasps have fared since the club moved to Coventry

In 1999, professional rugby union outfit Wasps RFC changed their name to London Wasps to differentiate themselves from amateur side Wasps..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle to..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Saracens are great but can they keep going?

Congratulations to Sarries on the totally expected win in last week’s Champions Cup final. They have made history and written the name of..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Harry hoping to follow dad’s lead in Argentina

Harry Mallinder is hoping for another summer where he feels on top of the world after what he admits has been “a mixed season.” Having..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Ollie Dawe – Bristol prop

1. Second-hand jokes It annoys me when I tell a funny story or a joke and someone else repeats it shortly afterwards and gets a bigger..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s Premiership of the Year

Saracens’ exceptional European Cup double explains why they have almost half the starting line-up in my 2016-17 Team of the Season. The..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: We need Bomb back coaching OUR props

I’ve always had a lot of time for Adam Jones, but he didn’t strike me as a potential coach, not initially at least. That said, it..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

National League One Dream Team

Hartpury College became the first team in history to win 30 from 30 in National League One as the West Country side took the league by..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Blackadder takes swipe at below-par Bath stars

Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder has put his star players on notice after admitting standards of professionalism had fallen below his..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Leo: Pacific Islanders need a professional pathway

  Former Samoa lock Dan Leo has urged World Rugby to dig deep to stem the flow of talent away from the Pacific Islands. Leo argues..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments