Sir Clive Woodward enters the RPA Hall of Fame

Sir Clive Woodward, who led England to World Cup glory in 2003, will be inducted into the Rugby Players’ Association Hall of Fame on May 9 in London. The 62-year-old former Leicester, England and Lions centre, will join two of his World Cup winning team Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson in the Hall of Fame Read More …

Feehan quits and opens the way for new thinking for Six Nations and Lions

John Feehan’s 16 year reign as one of the most powerful men in world rugby ended today when he quit as CEO of he Six Nations and British and Irish Lions. Feehan was involved in four British and Irish Lions tours and introduced bonus points to the Six Nations and leaves at a critical time Read More …

World Rugby to rule on Shields making England tour

World Rugby will be asked to sort out a potentially damaging row between England and New Zealand over Eddie Jones’s request to include Hurricanes forward Brad Shields in the England squad for the three test tour of South Africa in June. RugyPass has been told that with New Zealand insisting they have the right to Read More …

Nigel Wray insists Saracens are not for sale and is seeking new investors

Nigel Wray today insisted Saracens are not for sale, but confirmed he is looking to attract new investors willing to pump £30m into the Premiership club following Johan Rupert’s decision to quit English rugby. Rupert jointly owned Sarries through his South African based Remgro company and paid £10m to help Wray fund the £20m East Read More …

RFU urge World Rugby to lower the legal height of the tackle

England want to lower the legal height of the tackle to try and halt the worrying rise in concussion in the sport. The Rugby Football Union and the Premiership clubs are to work with World Rugby in a bid to reduce the current legal height of the tackle. World Rugby initiated a crackdown on tackles Read More …

Wallabies want to bring Eddie Jones home as head coach in 2019

Australia are planning to hi-jack Eddie Jones after the 2019 World Cup in Japan despite the England head coach signing a new contract to keep him the job until 2021. Jones took Australia to the World Cup final in 2003 where they lost to Jonny Wilkinson’s extra time drop goal and he ended a four Read More …

Catrakilis battles back from life threatening throat injury nightmare

Demetri Catrakilis only played for 13 minutes in Harlequins defeat by Newcastle last Saturday, but it was an incredible achievement for a player whose last appearance at the Twickenham Stoop saw him fighting for his life. Catrakilis was taken from the pitch on a stretcher, with an oxygen mask on his face as he fought Read More …

Eddie Jones warns Scotland that Owen Farrell is “fitter and faster” than ever

Eddie Jones issued a stark warning to Scotland today, insisting that Owen Farrell has fully recovered from his leg injury and is now “ fitter and faster” than he has ever been heading into the Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield. Farrell picked up his injury in the win over Wales and has been given his Read More …

Gavin Hastings wants Russell to follow Farrell’s lead

Gavin Hastings wants Finn Russell to take inspiration from Owen Farrell to eradicate the “woefully bad” performances that will make him a major target for England in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield. Russell is a mercurial talent but poor showings in the defeat by Wales and 32-26 win over France have raised serious questions Read More …

Sinckler targets an England return after toughest season of his career

Exclusive Having seen Harlequins team mate Joe Marler recalled to the England squad after his second ban of the season, Kyle Sinckler is desperate to regain his own lost ground and play a part in the Six Nations championship. He is currently behind Exeter’s Harry Williams in the England tight head pecking order, but the Read More …