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Jeff Probyn

Articles from RugbyPaper columnist Jeff Probyn.

Probyn column: The Premiership has a long way to go to return the sort of profit CVC desires

Jeff Probyn addresses the gulf that will form between grassroots rugby and the top level with the CVC's influence on the PGB

3rd May 2019

Probyn column: World Cup is still the best way to gain exposure for Tier 2 nations

A big meeting to come this month on World Rugby's Nations League concept

14th March 2019

Twickenham under attack: Button for the nuclear option may be pressed

The RFU have a sizeable debt stacking up

14th August 2018

Probyn column: If this is how pros run our game, give me amateurs

Jeff Probyn takes at look at how the PR machines of national governing bodies and player Unions haven't got things right in recent weeks

26th April 2018

Jeff Probyn: Hate to say it, but Worcester are looking doomed already

There is no substitute for playing the game, try as you might and no matter what you do, nothing matches actually playing the game. At the..

20th September 2017

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..

15th September 2017

Jeff Probyn: Jones must show courage of convictions this autumn

There is that certain ‘something’ about the last remaining days before a new season that always brings a feeling of anticipation of..

18th August 2017

Jeff Probyn: I’m puzzled why women’s game needs a World Cup

With the women’s World Cup starting this week, hope is the excitement that the tournament will generate could be great for the women’s..

9th August 2017

Jeff Probyn: Replace women’s contracts with individual match fees

As I prepare to write this article, I have a feeling of impending doom as the last time I broached this subject everything I said was taken..

4th August 2017

Jeff Probyn: Baa-baas ‘Test’ would solve the Lions tour conundrum

Sometimes you have to ask why people ask questions when something has already been decided upon and accepted by all. I had a meeting..

27th July 2017

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