Dean Richards backs minimum criteria over Ealing promotion row

Dean Richards, who guided Harlequins and Newcastle to promotion back into the Gallagher Premiership, believes Championship winners Ealing Trailfinders must satisfy the entry criteria to be allowed into the top flight to ensure English rugby never suffers another London Welsh debacle. The Welsh were unprepared on and off the pitch for the demands of the 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 …