I had been playing for Gloucester U17s and was told I wouldn’t get a pro contract. I’d already signed for a local team and was going to be a roofer. But when Richard Hill called me into his office – that was the pinnacle for me. I’ll forever be in debt to Viv Woolley who […]
1. Cian Healy – He’s just a really hard man; hard to tackle, hard to take down and hard to play against. He is a real all-rounder. 2. Rory Best – It’s like playing against two guys. He carries really well and the way he can steal balls is ridiculous. You know what he’s going […]
On Monday 3rd March at the offices of LMAX Exchange, Wooden Spoon officially launched their Arctic Rugby Challenge for 2015. The evening, gratefully hosted by Arctic challenger and CEO of LMAX Exchange, David Mercer saw guests welcomed to a fun filled Arctic themed launch of the challenge, which is to be the first of its […]
Mike Haley has played in every position in the backline during his young career but now the Sale Sharks tyro has finally nailed his colours to the full-back mast. Preston-born Haley is already well known to the Sharks faithful as, while still only 18, he made his debut in last year’s LV= Cup semi-final win […]
The London Silver Company.Com is a brand new licensee to England Rugby. It has created a brand new exclusive rang of jewellery for both men and women called The England Rugby Silver Rose Collection.
While the rest of the rugby world would be delighted to avoid playing New Zealand in the World Cup, Georgia will be going flat out over the next fortnight to ensure they get the chance of meeting the reigning champions at the Millennium Stadium on October 2 next year. The Georgians have been hitting top […]
Last week Nick Cain asked where are all the tighthead props – when what he could have asked is, why are so many getting injured and forced to take time out of the game? Dan Cole is just the latest in a long line of props having to take time out due to injury and […]
England have made two changes to their squad for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at Twickenham Stadium. Gloucester’s Ben Morgan replaces the injured Billy Vunipola at No.8 to win his 19th cap with Exeter Chiefs’ Tom Johnson coming on to the replacements’ bench. England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Ben has made an […]
Alex Cuthbert is expecting nothing less than a fierce battle at Twickenham when Wales take on England on Sunday. In what could prove to be a winner-takes-all clash, Wales will turn up at HQ looking for a third consecutive wins over Stuart Lancaster’s men in the Six Nations including last year’s 30-3 at the Millennium. […]
He is not the heir to Dan Cole’s tighthead throne yet but Henry Thomas has all the attributes to overthrow England’s No.3 one day, says prop legend Jason Leonard.