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My Life in Rugby: Garath Archer – former Newcastle, Bristol and England lock

Despite the fact my dad played on the wing for Gosforth when they were in their hey-day in the 70s, I wasn’t keen on rugby when he took..

September 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher: Philadelphia is next stop on rugby’s world tour

Globalisation is one of the modern day buzzwords and although sometimes I’m not exactly sure what it means the fact that next Saturday..

September 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: New RFU boss has a big job – save our game!

The news that the RFU have appointed Steve Brown as CEO should bring a sigh of relief from the whole game because, for the first time in an..

September 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Slater glad to be back among the heavy mob

Ed Slater insists he left Leicester on his own terms after agreeing to be part of the controversial swap deal that saw Gloucester wing..

September 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: Dan’s a big loss but Ospreys do have Sam

Dan Biggar is a colossal loss to Welsh rugby. It was no surprise to see his move to Northampton Saints confirmed this week – we all knew..

September 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Welsh rugby ticket prices are a tweeting disgrace

Ever since William Webb Ellis did his runner at Rugby School, there have been obvious differences between the football codes.  In Wales..

September 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Catherine Spencer: Litchfield will get new chance to join in 2019

As the dust settles on the World Cup and we see the trophy sail to New Zealand to sit proudly alongside the men’s we have something to..

September 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Brits is best of all the imports into Premiership

The Schalk Brits masterclass against Northampton that lit up the Twickenham double-header last weekend made up my mind that he is the..

September 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

Daly has the towering talent to lift Wasps to title – Jeremy Guscott

Elliot Daly is the most gifted individual Northern Hemisphere three-quarter because he has the whole package in terms of skill set. The..

September 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

Sale coach tells his young England wannabes to up their game

Sale coach Jon Callard has warned the club’s rising stars to up their performances away from home or risk jeopardising their England..

September 13, 2017 with 0 Comments