Baber signs new deal to mastermind Fiji Olympic Games gold medal defence

Coach Gareth Baber will mastermind Fiji’s defence of their Olympic Games sevens gold medal in Tokyo next year after agreeing a new contract with the Fiji Rugby Union. Baber’s four year deal was scheduled to end in December but with the Olympic Games being delayed for 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiji rugby Read More …

Dr James Robson – one of the greatest Lions of them all

Dr James Robson is a veteran of more than 200 international matches and his skill and experience underpinned every British and Irish Lions tour from 1993 to 2013, putting him at the heart of some of the greatest highs and debilitating lows in the history of the most famous touring team in the world. Robson Read More …

Hastings wants sevens not hybrid version to kick start rugby

Former Scotland and Lions captain Gavin Hastings believes controversial World Rugby plans to scrap scrums, line outs and mauls to allow the game to return during the COVID-19 pandemic will turn the sport into touch rugby and that sevens should be the obvious route back. Hastings, whose son Adam is the current Scotland and Glasgow Read More …

Moffett fears major rugby unions are “bleeding to death”

David Moffett, the former CEO of the New Zealand and Wales rugby unions, helped shape professional rugby and is calling on the major Northern Hemisphere nations to start sharing test match income to help the game avoid a world-wide financial melt-down. As a key rugby administrator, Moffet was one of the chief architects of SANZAR Read More …

The day the England rugby fun bus made a first stop in Argentina

When Jason Leonard emerged from the underground changing room into the intimidating atmosphere of the Velez Sarsfield stadium in Buenos Aires in 1990 he had no idea it signalled the launch of a record breaking England career that would see him rise to the Presidency of the Rugby Football Union. On the 30th anniversary of Read More …