Mike Brown planning to become rugby sporting director

Former England full back Mike Brown, who launches his new Premiership career with Newcastle Falcons on Sunday against former club Harlequins, is starting a university course to become a rugby sporting director when he quits playing. Brown has visited Norwich City’s training ground, to meet their Sporting Director, Stuart Webber and is taking a two Read More …

Semi Radradra boosts Fiji bid for another Olympic gold medal

Semi Radradra is a “marked man” but Fiji Sevens head coach Gareth Baber is backing the Bristol centre to play a key role in the defence of the Olympic Games gold medal in Japan after he linked up with his team mates who arrived on a freight flight hauling mostly frozen fish. Radradra travelled from Read More …

Forshaw ready for game of Snakes and Ladders with Harlequins

Mike Forshaw, the mastermind behind Sale’s formidable defence, compares trying to stop Harlequins from unleashing their attacking flair tonight with a game of Snakes and Ladders. The teams clash with Sale believing they can still claim a home semi-final play off, but to move a step closer to that target they will have to shut Read More …

Rising coaching star Nick Evans is a fan of LQB rather than KBA

Former Ireland outside half Ronan O’Gara is getting his La Rochelle team to embrace the concept of Keep Ball Alive (KBA) as they bid for European glory but All Black Nick Evans prefers LQB as he steers Harlequins towards a Gallagher Premiership title challenge. Former All Black Evans admires O’Gara’s KBA edict but sees the Read More …

“Pocket Rocket” Faf de Klerk key to Sale bid for European title

Rohan Janse van Rensburg is predicting “pocket rocket” Faf de Klerk will deliver another remarkable one man show to take Sale Sharks into their first Heineken Cup semi-final with a unique tactic that offers the Springboks a way to unsettle the British and Irish Lions this summer. World Cup winner de Klerk was a constant Read More …

Andre the Giant has Semi Radradra in his sights

Harlequins Andre Esterhuizen faces the toughest midfield test in world rugby as he attempts to nullify Bristol’s Semi Radradra tomorrow and catch the eye of the Springbok selectors preparing for the summer series with the British and Irish Lions in South Africa. Radradra is returning from injury and rejoins a potent Bristol match squad that Read More …

Kruis hoping Japan decision doesn’t harm Lions chances

George Kruis may have ruled himself out of England contention by moving to Japan but he is aiming to convince Warren Gatland to include him in the British and Irish Lions selection debate for the series with South Africa this summer. Kruis, who was in try scoring form for Panasonic Wild Knights last weekend, spoke Read More …

Perry Baker suffers broken leg to put Olympic dream in doubt

Perry Baker, twice voted World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year, faces a race against time to help the USA bid for gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games in July after breaking his leg playing in the first international tournament to be staged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Baker suffered the leg break in Madrid at Read More …

Mike Friday’s “Dawgs” ready for sevens action in Madrid

USA Head Coach Mike Friday and his players are having to follow stringent testing and quarantine measures in Spain to take part in the first international sevens tournament to be staged during the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic as they attempt to stay on track for Olympic Games gold in Japan in July. Friday and his squad, Read More …