Manu is an absolute monster says Itoje

Maro Itoje has warned the rest of the World Cup nations heading for Japan that Manu Tuilagi is an “absolute monster” after overcoming numerous injury problems to help England destroy Ireland in record breaking style 57-12 at Twickenham today. Try scorer Tuilagi put in a man of the match performance in the No13 jersey normally Read More …

Curry proving too hot to handle

Tom Curry’s  all consuming desire to become England’s first choice No6 at the Rugby World Cup allowed him to shrug off a high shot from Ireland’s Rob Kearney at Twickenham which provoked widespread social media anger.   While the match officials insist the angle they saw of the Kearney arm allowed them to rule it Read More …

Twickenham roof advertising sold to British Airways by RFU to boost coffers

English chiefs have boosted their coffers by selling space on the iconic Twickenham stadium roof to British Airways to provide the airline with a unique advertising board for all flights heading into Heathrow. The multi-million pound deal comes as the Rugby Football Union attempts to sort out its finances following a reported £30m overspend on Read More …

Billy Vunipola back after broken arm to boost England and Saracens

Billy Vunipola is back in the Saracens match squad after nearly four months out with a broken arm for the clash with London Irish on Sunday. With Wasps No8 Nathan Hughes already ruled out of the three test England tour to South Africa in June, the return of Vunipola is great news for England and 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 …

Lozowski makes England case but now has to force his way into Saracens team

Alex Lozowski moved closer to a place in England’s 2019 World Cup squad with a try scoring contribution to the 48-14 victory over Samoa, but now finds himself battling to get into the Saracens team for the crucial Premiership clash with Harlequins on Sunday. Sarries are now trailing leaders Exeter by five points having lost 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 …

Saracens get go ahead for £20m new stand at Allianz Park

exclusive Saracens, the reigning European Champions Cup and Premiership champions, have been given permission to spend more than £20m on a new West Stand to turn Allianz Park into a world class stadium . However, despite replacing the current ageing stand in 2018 with a new complex including changing rooms and medical facilities, the overall Read More …

Jenkins confident has a quartet of kickers to beat the All Blacks

Neil Jenkins believes the British and Irish Lions boast a quartet of world class kickers who can deliver a test series winning edge against the All Blacks in New Zealand. Jenkins, the Lions kicking coach, stands third in the all-time points scoring list on 1090 in tests behind Dan Carter and Jonny Wilkinson and the Read More …

London Welsh are just the latest to fall into the money trap in English rugby

London Welsh insist they should have been given more time to save their professional section and remain in the English Championship. The Rugby Football Union insist they gave the Welsh three deadlines and none of them were met with the money to save the club. It means that Welsh follow the sad path taken by Read More …