Henry Arundell in danger of missing start of Six Nations

Henry Arundell, one of the most exciting talents in English rugby, has undergone surgery on a foot injury which puts his availability for England’s Six Nations campaign in serious doubt. Arundell, 20, was injured playing for London Irish against Gloucester at the end of October and it was hoped the problem could be treated without Read More …

Francis Baron lays bare the RFU financial woes

Francis Baron, the former Rugby Football Union chief, executive, is calling for a radical reform of the governing body including the axing of ”inappropriate” multi-million pound funding of Premiership Rugby despite the current crisis that has seen Wasps and Worcester enter administration. Baron has produced an exhaustive review of the current financial difficulties facing the Read More …

Dan Biggar serious doubt for Wales but Courtney Lawes is back for England

Fears are growing that Dan Biggar will be unable to lead Wales in their Autumn internationals with the outside half seeking specialist advice on his knee injury but Courtney Lawes has taken the first important steps on his return from concussion and could become a captaincy option for Eddie Jones, the England head coach. Phil Read More …

Samoa ready to call up ex-All Blacks to make England World Cup task tougher

England’s bid for Rugby World Cup glory in France next year is about to become tougher with Samoa aiming to add former All Blacks Lima Sopoaga and Steve Luatua to their Pacific Nations Cup winning squad, although including 103 cap Ma’a Nonu looks unlikely. Head coach Seilala Mapusua has revealed his plans to RugbyPass as Read More …

English clubs still to sign up for Club World Cup tournament

European rugby chiefs are driving plans to create a Club World Cup to be played every four years involving eight teams from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres but English officials insist that nothing has been signed or agreed. The Club World Cup is understood to be driven by Mark McCaffery, formerly in charge of Premiership Read More …

Chris Ashton wants to pass on his remarkable try scoring ability to new stars

Chris Ashton, the former England wing, wants to pass on the skills that have made him the greatest try scorer in Premiership rugby history when he finally calls time on his playing career. Ashton has signed a one year deal with Leicester Tigers having impressed on a short term contract with the Premiership leaders and Read More …