Fiji players asked to join professional league in China by “sneaky” agent

Fiji Rugby Union chiefs have warned that “sneaky” agents are looking for players to launch a professional league in China and are targeting the country’s players with some already preparing to fly to Beijing. FRU Chief Executive John O’Connor has raised serious concerns about agents or agencies trying to recruit players without registration with FRU Read More …

Chris Harris is best “in the world” says George Skivington

Eddie Jones has been warned his makeshift midfield will have to break through the best defensive centre in World rugby when they take on Scotland in opening Guinness Six Nations clash at Murrayfield on Saturday. That is the accolade George Skivington, the Gloucester director of rugby, is giving his outside centre Chris Harris who will Read More …

Alfie Barbeary is ready for England call up says Wasps boss Lee Blackett

Lee Blackett, the Wasps head coach, believes Alfie Barbeary is ready to be included in England’s Six Nations squad after a series of eye catching performances, including his match winning turnover which helped end Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season. Having overcome a run of serious injuries, Barbeary has made a significant impact with his Read More …

Licking Carl Fearns’ head and spray tans help Falcons become Eddie’s new favourite team

Newcastle have been transformed from the unloved Northern outpost of Premiership rugby to Eddie Jones’s new favourite team with four players in the England squad – matching reigning champions Harlequins and eclipsing Bristol and Sale. This has been achieved by Dean Richards’ s men despite flanker Mark Wilson, previously their only England representative, being out Read More …

Nemani Nadolo still hungry for test rugby despite quarantine rules

Nemani Nadolo, the powerhouse Leicester wing, believes the arrival of his son Ethan has “relit the fire” and is targeting another World Cup challenge with Fiji in France in 2023 despite the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nadolo admits playing international rugby with the quarantine restrictions imposed by the pandemic has been tough to Read More …

Adam Radwan can become the new Billy Whizz says Easter

Former captain Nick Easter believes Adam Radwan can deliver the same electric pace and defence breaking footwork for England that made Jason Robinson such a phenomenal attacking force at test level. Easter played alongside World Cup winner Robinson, nicknamed Billy Whizz, and the Newcastle defence coach is eager to see Radwan build on the hat-trick Read More …

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 …