Why Exeter Chiefs Can Stop the Saracens Machine And Lift The Premiership Trophy

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Since rugby union’s Premiership began in 1987, there has often been one team that has dominated over a period of time. In the 1990s, Bath were the powerhouse before a period of dominance from Wasps and Leicester Tigers during the 2000s where the two clubs were champions for 11 out of

Kings Cross Steelers pledge support to honorary president Gareth Thomas amid Rainbow Laces weekend

Former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas was the victim of a hate crime for his sexuality in his home city of Cardiff last week. The 44-year-old released a video message on his personal social media feed stating that he had suffered abuse from a number of men the previous night,

Behind the scenes of the 2003 Rugby World Cup: Former England media manager Richard Prescott on the triumph 15 years later

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Saturday 22nd November 2003 is a date that will be forever etched into the memory of England rugby supporters. On a wet evening in Sydney, 15 million people were glued to their TVs as Sir Clive Woodward’s side pulled off a thrilling World Cup triumph against Australia. A man who was lucky

Red Sparks Prop Masahiro Hibino discusses the Japanese Rugby World Cup, improving the Japanese rugby culture and recovery from the 2011 earthquake

When the Rugby World Cup makes its way to Japan in late 2019, it will be the first time it has been organised in an Asian country. The previous hosts — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France — are all well-established rugby nations. They compete against one

This is the story of Shaunagh Brown: The firefighting England & Harlequins women’s rugby star

In an age obsessed with team-no-sleep hashtags and Mark Wahlberg’s daily routine, you are invited to delve into the life of Shaunagh Brown. Full-time firefighter. England and Harlequins Ladies back-row. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. The Highland Games. Plus a brief stint in boxing. This proves just a glimpse into the CV

London Scottish forward Byron Hodge ready for “huge game” with exile rivals

On a weekend where two high profile Premiership local derbies take place in Twickenham, the Championship fixture between London Scottish and London Irish at the Athletic Ground in Richmond may have gone under the radar for some. Irish’s relegation from the Premiership in May means these historic clubs will meet once

‘I’m privileged to be able to do something that I like’ – Las Leonas XII head coach Pedro de Matias on the importance of women’s rugby in Spain

Just before the Spanish Sevens team embark on their last stop of the World Rugby Series in Paris, head coach Pedro de Matias outlined his ambitions for the tournament. “We want to be at the top, we want to feel that we can play against anyone and control the game,” he

Jamaican Rugby: The long road to sponsorship

In the second part of our series with the Jamaican men's rugby sevens team, Adam Samuel  finds out why sponsorship has become an urgent matter, heading into the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco later this year:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrKxdqnW1c SEE PART ONE HERE