‘How it got to this stage is staggering’: Former Belgian coach Simon Leader talks player ineligibility and Belgium rugby

Rugby Europe needs to be seriously looked at in the wake of the player ineligibility scandal, according to former Belgian assistant coach Simon Leader. Leader said: “They cleared each and every one of those players to play in the games as they have to do the checks before each game. How

NFL reminds us they don’t care about their players, or racial injustice

The NFL announced today players must stand and "show respect" during the National Anthem. The owners of the National Football League have revealed their solution to player protests, which have become a massive national (and international) debate in the last year and a half. This issue is perhaps the most daunting

“Nothing quite felt as amazing as that did – I was buzzing!” Sam Dawkins on what it was like to qualify and compete at the Commonwealth Games

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the rear-view mirror, it’s remarkable look back at some of the achievements made throughout the games.     The ecstasy of the games broadcasted on national television highlighted a lot of highs and even some lows for athletes whilst out in Australia’s Gold Coast.   Sam Dawkins represented Jersey

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,

“It’s been great being on a similar journey with teammates I’ve known for years”: Surrey’s Ollie Pope on his hot start to the cricket season and sharing a dressing room with friends

Despite the fledgling County Cricket season, there have already been a number of noteworthy incidents.  We’ve seen Peter Siddle bowling in a beanie. We’ve seen the aforementioned beanie-wearing Siddle break Rilee Rossouw's bat in quite hilarious fashion.  And we’ve also seen the coming-of-age of a young Surrey team that are ready to

Predicting the fate of the NFL’s loaded 2018 quarterback draft class

It was just the third time in the modern era of the draft and 21st century that five college quarterbacks were taken in the opening round. This group legitimately have the potential to become the greatest QB class of all time, up there with the famed draft class of 1983 which included

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 11 – The Crackies! 🏆🎉

You are cordially invited to the most prestigious night in the world of sports podcasting! The Crackies have a long and storied history stretching back as far as May 2018! The highlight of this years addition is the ''Alternative team of the year'', which heralds players from outside the Premier League's

“I so believed that we were actually going to get to the top six”: Dean Smith reflects on a frustrating season for Brentford

TS Eliot famously wrote - in his modernist epic The Waste Land - that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ Whilst the poet is here referencing the degradation of humanity, the line in fact seems cannily relevant to domestic football: April signals what many deem ‘the business end’ of the season.  For

Johnny Nelson: “I think the loser of this fight retires but the winner possibly will go on to fight another big name in the heavyweight division”

Saturday marks the long awaited rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew at London’s 02 Arena.   The rematch, which was due to take place on 17th December last year, was postponed due to Haye suffering, what he labelled, a “freak” accident.   The rematch comes after Bellew upset the odds by a long margin

Meet Richard Prescott, the man who looked after Anthony Joshua at the London Olympics and accompanied England Rugby Union at three World Cups

When the Rugby Football Union part-hosted the 1999 World Cup with Wales, Richard Prescott’s best memories weren’t with the England team. “New Zealand were playing France and no one expected France to win. At half time half a dozen of the France players disappeared”, chuckled Richard. He continued: “Two of us went