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Matera 'deeply ashamed' after Argentina strip captaincy for past racist posts
# Rugby Union
# Rugby Union

Matera 'deeply ashamed' after Argentina strip captaincy for past racist posts

Dec 1st 2020, 7:47 AM 16,562 Views 11 Comments

Matera called his nine-year-old tweets ‘barbarisms’.

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

May 28th 2020, 4:28 PM 6,724 Views 12 Comments

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

USA Rugby files for bankruptcy due to 'insurmountable financial constraints'
# Money Matters
# Money Matters

USA Rugby files for bankruptcy due to 'insurmountable financial constraints'

Mar 31st 2020, 8:06 AM 6,882 Views 5 Comments

Their men’s and women’s senior national teams will continue to compete as normal when rugby returns.

England lock Ewels slams report suggesting Bath players revolted over pay cuts
# Response
# Response

England lock Ewels slams report suggesting Bath players revolted over pay cuts

Mar 29th 2020, 5:05 PM 7,180 Views 1 Comment

Sunday’s edition of The Rugby Paper suggested Bath players were planning to reject the request.

World Cup-winning coach Jake White takes charge of Super Rugby strugglers
# Bull Run
# Bull Run

World Cup-winning coach Jake White takes charge of Super Rugby strugglers

Mar 25th 2020, 5:51 PM 3,896 Views 0 Comments

His mission is for the Bulls to ‘re-invent and re-mould the face of rugby’ in South Africa.

Brumbies trounce Aussie rivals in final Super Rugby game before hiatus
# Until Next Time
# Until Next Time

Brumbies trounce Aussie rivals in final Super Rugby game before hiatus

Mar 15th 2020, 9:14 AM 6,114 Views 3 Comments

Tom Wright and Solomone Kata scored two tries apiece to help the Brumbies overcome the Waratahs.

South African World Cup winner to retire
# Legend
# Legend

South African World Cup winner to retire

Mar 12th 2020, 11:13 PM 11,142 Views 3 Comments

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

Italy-wide sporting suspension leaves Serie A title race in chaos
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Italy-wide sporting suspension leaves Serie A title race in chaos

Mar 9th 2020, 8:58 PM 8,990 Views 9 Comments

With all sporting activity in Italy shelved until 3 April at the earliest, Serie A has been left in chaos with Euro 2020 on the horizon.

Biggar and Liam Williams set to be fit for Wales' England clash
# Boost
# Boost

Biggar and Liam Williams set to be fit for Wales' England clash

Mar 3rd 2020, 10:13 PM 3,114 Views 1 Comment

The experienced duo are expected to be fit for a daunting trip to Twickenham.

England without Vunipola due to coronavirus precaution as Wales' Amos prepares for surgery
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

England without Vunipola due to coronavirus precaution as Wales' Amos prepares for surgery

Mar 3rd 2020, 3:31 PM 6,800 Views 1 Comment

The prop recently flew back to England from Tonga, via Hong Kong.

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return
# Hope
# Hope

Finn Russell holds 'positive discussions' over Scotland return

Mar 1st 2020, 10:47 PM 5,545 Views 1 Comment

The Racing 92 playmaker was disciplined for a ‘breach of team protocol’.

Brumbies break New Zealand duck to end Chiefs' winning start, Reds up and running in style
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Brumbies break New Zealand duck to end Chiefs' winning start, Reds up and running in style

Feb 22nd 2020, 12:33 PM 4,325 Views 2 Comments

Australian Conference rivals the Brumbies and the Reds enjoyed big wins on Saturday, the leaders recovering from an outbreak of mumps.

First-half blitz sends Crusaders to top of Super Rugby standings
# Business As Usual
# Business As Usual

First-half blitz sends Crusaders to top of Super Rugby standings

Feb 21st 2020, 11:08 AM 4,822 Views 0 Comments

Four tries in the first half helped the champions to see off the Highlanders today in Christchurch.

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback
# Pro14
# Pro14

Ruan Pienaar comes on to kick winning points as Cheetahs stage remarkable comeback

Jan 25th 2020, 9:47 PM 12,734 Views 1 Comment

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.

Saracens prepare to tell stars if players must be offloaded
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Saracens prepare to tell stars if players must be offloaded

Jan 7th 2020, 12:22 PM 14,438 Views 7 Comments

The club’s interim CEO has also said he is not giving any thought to the prospect of relegation.

Worcester second row Fatialofa to undergo surgery on neck injury
# Update
# Update

Worcester second row Fatialofa to undergo surgery on neck injury

Jan 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 7,844 Views 1 Comment

The New Zealander was injured against Saracens on Sunday.

Brumbies relocate training base as bushfires ravage Australia
# Super Rugby
# Super Rugby

Brumbies relocate training base as bushfires ravage Australia

Jan 5th 2020, 9:32 AM 6,838 Views 0 Comments

With hazardous air quality in Canberra, the Brumbies have temporarily relocated to Newcastle.

10-try Sarries crush Worcester, Gloucester claim derby win over Bath
# Rout
# Rout

10-try Sarries crush Worcester, Gloucester claim derby win over Bath

Jan 4th 2020, 8:43 PM 11,291 Views 13 Comments

Five tries in each half saw Premiership basement side Saracens make light work of the Warriors.

Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England
# Update
# Update

Henry Slade emerges as a Six Nations concern for England

Dec 29th 2019, 9:17 PM 4,944 Views 3 Comments

An injury sustained last weekend is expected to sideline the Exeter Chiefs centre for up to two months.

Exeter Chiefs win thrilling clash with Saracens to regain Premiership top spot
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

Exeter Chiefs win thrilling clash with Saracens to regain Premiership top spot

Dec 29th 2019, 6:43 PM 11,395 Views 15 Comments

Sarries mounted a late push but were unable to avoid losing to Rob Baxter’s side at Sandy Park this afternoon.

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens
# Back Home
# Back Home

Scarlets confirm return of Liam Williams from Saracens

Dec 26th 2019, 12:45 PM 9,243 Views 2 Comments

The Wales and Lions full-back is returning home after a trophy-laden spell in London.

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach
# Spending
# Spending

Premiership Rugby could revamp salary rules after Saracens breach

Dec 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,756 Views 15 Comments

The European champions were severely sanctioned for breaching spending rules that will now be subject to a review.

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career
# Stepping Away
# Stepping Away

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career

Dec 11th 2019, 4:35 PM 6,335 Views 3 Comments

After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.

Foster named new All Blacks head coach
# Taking Charge
# Taking Charge

Foster named new All Blacks head coach

Dec 11th 2019, 7:12 AM 13,282 Views 10 Comments

New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as he replaces Steve Hansen on a two-year deal.

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute
# Draw A Line
# Draw A Line

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia settle legal dispute

Dec 4th 2019, 8:13 AM 11,947 Views 53 Comments

Negotiations over Israel Folau’s claim to recoup 14 million Australian dollars from Rugby Australia have reached a conclusion.

Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit
# Best Built
# Best Built

Steve Hansen confirms move to Japanese outfit

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:59 AM 11,399 Views 2 Comments

The former New Zealand boss has accepted a role at Toyota Verblitz.

Lam's Bristol held by Kidney's 14-man Irish in thrilling finish
# Premiership
# Premiership

Lam's Bristol held by Kidney's 14-man Irish in thrilling finish

Dec 1st 2019, 7:31 PM 15,197 Views 19 Comments

London Irish battled to claim a draw at Bristol Bears despite seeing Ollie Hoskins sent off on the stroke of half-time.

Wales re-name entrance at Principality Stadium in honour of ex-coach Gatland
# Tribute
# Tribute

Wales re-name entrance at Principality Stadium in honour of ex-coach Gatland

Nov 29th 2019, 5:41 PM 9,503 Views 9 Comments

The main entrance into the ground will be called ‘Gatland’s Gate.’

Franco Smith to take over as Italy's interim head coach for Six Nations
# Back In Blue
# Back In Blue

Franco Smith to take over as Italy's interim head coach for Six Nations

Nov 21st 2019, 7:47 PM 6,114 Views 4 Comments

The South African will take over from Conor O’Shea, who stood down over the weekend.

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa
# Voluntary Defence
# Voluntary Defence

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Nov 20th 2019, 3:21 PM 6,254 Views 2 Comments

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show
# Punishment
# Punishment

Saracens fined for Champions Cup launch no-show

Nov 19th 2019, 4:14 PM 11,637 Views 10 Comments

After opting not to appeal against a huge fine for breaching the salary cap, the club have forked out for another sanction breach.

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby
# Skipper
# Skipper

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby

Nov 13th 2019, 7:17 PM 7,923 Views 5 Comments

The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

South Africa great 'The Beast' retires from international rugby after World Cup triumph

Nov 6th 2019, 9:35 PM 33,556 Views 14 Comments

Tendai Mtawarira picked up 117 caps throughout his career.

Saracens could face EPCR action for snubbing Champions Cup launch
# Asterisk
# Asterisk

Saracens could face EPCR action for snubbing Champions Cup launch

Nov 6th 2019, 10:18 AM 11,302 Views 18 Comments

The European and English champions were yesterday docked 35 Premiership points and fined £5.36million.

'Shocked and disappointed by heavy-handed sanctions' - Saracens to appeal 35-point deduction
# Salary Cap
# Salary Cap

'Shocked and disappointed by heavy-handed sanctions' - Saracens to appeal 35-point deduction

Nov 5th 2019, 12:46 PM 16,364 Views 44 Comments

The Premiership club have also been ordered to pay €6.2m, but insist they are not guilty of any wrongdoing.

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job
# Continuity
# Continuity

Beauden Barrett backs Foster for All Blacks job

Nov 5th 2019, 10:27 AM 9,540 Views 10 Comments

The New Zealand playmaker has suggested they should promote from within to replace Steve Hansen.

Saracens to face Munster without the European Player of the Year
# Goode Grief
# Goode Grief

Saracens to face Munster without the European Player of the Year

Oct 25th 2019, 7:13 PM 13,558 Views 6 Comments

Injury will rule Alex Goode out of the December double-header against Johann van Graan’s side.

Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps
# Back From Exile
# Back From Exile

Kidney's London Irish make winning Premiership return at Wasps

Oct 20th 2019, 7:08 PM 16,397 Views 21 Comments

Wasps fell just short in their comeback bid as Declan Kidney and Les Kiss’ men made a winning start in their return to the top flight.

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try
# Feeling Bleu
# Feeling Bleu

France coach Brunel disappointed by contentious Welsh try

Oct 20th 2019, 2:08 PM 17,670 Views 11 Comments

Ross Moriarty’s late score was awarded by the TMO as Wales advanced through to the semis.

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future
# Exit Strategy
# Exit Strategy

Cheika requests 'compassion' as he objects to question over his future

Oct 19th 2019, 2:47 PM 5,740 Views 2 Comments

The Wallabies boss said he did not appreciate the topic of his future being raised so soon after the World Cup exit.

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