Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd has eased Six Nations injury fears over Dan Biggar.Continue reading
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The first England Women XV contracts for the 2019 season have been awarded to three players transitioning from the England Women Sevens programme.
2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup finalists Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt will move to the England Women XVs programme from 1 January 2019 alongside rising star Jess Breach.
Wales’ most expensive Six Nations tickets in history have completely sold out.
Top-priced tickets for Wales’ two home games at the Principality Stadium during this year’s tournament were priced at £110.Continue reading
Former England skipper Chris Robshaw has revealed he was so overcome with emotion after beating Wales he had to flee to the dressing room in tears.
Wales’ sensational win over England during the 2015 World Cup at Twickenham is remembered fondly here as one of the greatest performances under Warren Gatland.
After World Cup humiliation in their own backyard, Robshaw was determined to secure revenge of sorts.Continue reading
England centre Jonathan Joseph could return for Bath next weekend after nine months out injured, says the club’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder.
The 27-year-old’s comeback is a lift for England head coach Eddie Jones with the Six Nations starting on February 1.Continue reading
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Scrapping relegation from the Gallagher Premiership is ‘entirely the wrong solution’ according to Coventry Rugby chairman Jon Sharp.
The debate over ring-fencing the elite level of English Rugby intensified with the Daily Mail recently reporting that Premiership clubs are considering forming a breakaway league free from the RFU if changes are not made.Continue reading
Dan Robson was arguably at the peak of his powers when a cruel ankle injury struck to end his hopes of featuring in England’s Autumn series.
Having endured a frustrating summer touring South Africa without earning that elusive first international cap, the scrum-half was a key factor behind Wasps’ impressive start to the season winning four of their first five games.Continue reading
A week after Mike Brown made history as Harlequins’ most-capped player of all time, the full-back has a word of warning for the future: Protect the players or no-one will ever get near my record.
Concerns about player welfare continue to plague the sport that saw Brown last weekend make his 308th career appearance for Quins – passing Graham Murray’s record that had stood for 46 years.Continue reading
The 35-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest No.8s of the modern era, and has long been the heartbeat of the Azzuri.
With an exciting young generation of Italian talent emerging, along with a selection of ever-improving senior figures, Italy have been tipped by many for their strongest showing at Rugby’s Greatest Championship this year, and none will be more desperate to live up to the billing than Parisse.Continue reading