After a recent international resurgence and a glorious summer spent with the Lions, England international James Haskell could have been forgiven for throwing his toys out of the pram at his exclusion from Eddie Jones’ squad for the Autumn internationals. His reaction when I asked him about it couldn’t have been
Rob Herring, CJ Stander, Bundee Aki, Nathan Hughes, WP Nel and Cornell du Preez. These are all players with no familial connection to the country they will represent this weekend. Taking out the smallest six nation country, Italy, these players represent the total amount of "project players" representing the five largest
With the Champions Cup starting this weekend, Sports Gazette’s two rugby correspondents Danny Ruddock and Matt Horsman give their predictions for the season ahead. Pool Winners Pool 1 Danny - La Rochelle Going to go with La Rochelle here. They play a fantastic brand of rugby and have picked up where they left
The European Champions Cup kicks off this weekend. Daniel Ruddock looks at what we should expect from 2017/18 edition. Whatever it is about European rugby, it is relatively closed shop. The last seven competitions have only produced three separate winners. Leinster twice, Toulon three times and Saracens have dominated the tournament
After Eddie Jones’ controversial squad announcement for his training camp in Oxford later this month to prepare for the autumn internationals, Matt Horsman takes a look at those players overlooked, and the depth in English rugby. Eddie’s Exiled XV 1. Alex Waller, 27, uncapped I am a huge fan of Waller.
Today, representatives from the Ireland Rugby World Cup 2023 bid will make their presentation to World Rugby in London. The main theme running through the Irish Rugby World Cup bid is certainty. Everything is in place and everything is guaranteed. Leo Varadker, the Irish Prime Minister, is attending the Irish bid