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 …

Francis Saili set to be given medical all clear to play for Harlequins again

All Black centre Francis Saili is hoping to be given the medical all clear next week to kick start a Harlequins career that has seen him spend just 37 minutes on the pitch for the Premiership club this season following his move from Munster in the summer. Saili, the club’s major new signing, is a Read More …

Franks to get an idea of what it feels like to face Haka

London Irish prop Ben Franks has used the Haka to inspire him to two World Cup winners’ medals, but now finds himself facing the famous challenge for the first time in Barbarians colours against New Zealand at Twickenham tomorrow. Franks, whose brother Owen has missed the current European tour through injury, is taking a short Read More …

Owen Farrell taps into Jonny Wilkinson experience in bid to become World Cup winner

EXCLUSIVE JONNY WILKINSON was obsessed about being the best kicker rugby had seen, making him the perfect mentor for Owen Farrell. The ability to block out the presence of 80,000 fans in a stadium when all eyes are on you is a rare gift and allows the World Cup winner and the man who hopes Read More …

John Mitchell says Saracens game in US is a waste of time

exclusive John Mitchell, who guided the US Eagles into the same 2019 World Cup pool as England, has a forensic knowledge of rugby in America and believes taking Saracens’ Premiership clash with Newcastle to Philadelphia on Saturday is a “waste of time” as a way of boosting interest in the sport. Mitchell quit as Eagles Read More …

Itoje returns to scene of career launch chasing Lions glory

Maro Itoje’s remarkable rugby story started at Eden Park in Auckland in 2104 where he captained England U20’s to a Junior World Cup triumph and now, just three years later, the Saracens forward returns to that formidable sporting arena to help the British and Irish Lions make history by defeating the All Blacks in a Read More …

Dublin defeat is warning to Lions for deciding test on Saturday

It was assumed that Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last November would provide key to a British and Irish Lions triumph in New Zealand. However, with the series tied 1-1 heading into Saturday’s titanic decider, it is Ireland’s 21-9 loss to the All Blacks in Dublin two weeks later that now Read More …

EXCLUSIVE; There is no manual on how to become a great Lion says Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson had to endure the mental pressure of having to win a Lions second test in Wellington in 2005 having been beaten a week earlier by the All Blacks and believes the current players have to adopt an “ all or nothing” approach tomorrow if they are to keep this series alive. Twelve years Read More …