Ryan relishing unleashing his young Dragons on the Bristol Bears

Dean Ryan is facing one of the most difficult challenges of his coaching career sending out a Dragons team that has never played together to face some of the World’s top players in their European Challenge Cup quarter final with Bristol at Ashton Gate. Facing down Fijian superstar Semi Radradra, New Zealand full back Charlie Read More …

Moffett fears major rugby unions are “bleeding to death”

David Moffett, the former CEO of the New Zealand and Wales rugby unions, helped shape professional rugby and is calling on the major Northern Hemisphere nations to start sharing test match income to help the game avoid a world-wide financial melt-down. As a key rugby administrator, Moffet was one of the chief architects of SANZAR Read More …

Wales take “small step” to another Slam

Flanker Aaron Wainwright insists Wales have only taken a “small step” towards repeating their Grand Slam triumph after thumping Italy 42-0 and admits the team will have to make significant improvements to deliver a win over Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.                 The Irish managed to edge out mistake ridden Scotland 19-12 while Wainwright was Read More …

Jones told that Wales captain was not out of order by World Rugby

Eddie Jones has failed to convince World Rugby that Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones tried to influence referee Pascal Gauzere and the England coach been warned his verbal attack could back-fire at Twickenham on Saturday. Jones has claimed the Wales captain tried to stop a conversion after Scotland scored in their 34-7 loss in Cardiff Read More …

Roberts uses his medical knowledge to back rugby for young kids

GIVEN that Jamie Roberts has almost a decade of Test experience and is a qualified doctor, it is no surprise that parents ask him about the dangers of their children playing rugby. The rise in the number of serious injuries among Premiership players this season has increased the debate around whether tackling should be banned Read More …

Liam Williams in awe of Owen Farrell influence at new club Saracens

EXCLUSIVE;LIAM WILLIAMS admits he is “in awe” of new Saracens team-mate Owen Farrell after working alongside the England fly-half on the Lions’ summer tour to New Zealand. Williams, whose brilliant attacking play created one of the greatest tries ever seen on a rugby pitch in the First Test defeat by the All Blacks in Auckland, Read More …