Rugby League World Cup: Fiji’s Jarryd Hayne back at home in black and white – The Guardian

When the few members of the press who attended the low-profile Fiji v United States game in Townsville last Saturday night heard singing bellowing out from the Bati dressing room, most scrambled for the entrance. Remarkably, we were allowed in to film a joyous celebration of victory for the team; a eulogistic pronouncement of God […]

Forget clown noses, rugby fans in Europe should embrace All Blacks – The Guardian (blog)

Forget clown noses, rugby fans in Europe should embrace All Blacks – The Guardian (blog)

Right on cue at Halloween season a bunch of big men dressed all in black have materialised in London. Trick or treat? When New Zealand rugby players tour Europe it is usually both, with the opposition cast as the pumpkins. Starting with Saturday’s first game against the Barbarians at Twickenham, a glint of silver fern […]

Rugby players across Devon to fall silent for Tiverton’s Elliott Griffin this weekend – Devon Live

Rugby players across Devon are paying tribute to Elliott Griffin. Elliott, who was a popular player at Tiverton Rugby Club, Richard Huish College and the University of Plymouth died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. After leaving Tiverton High School, he went on to Plymouth as a fresher in 2014 as a scrum-half but was quickly […]

Global Rugby: Alan Jones’ rant another PR blow for Australian rugby – Telegraph.co.uk

Global Rugby: Alan Jones’ rant another PR blow for Australian rugby – Telegraph.co.uk

Rugby union’s battle in Australia to win back the public is more of a multi-year strategy than a quick fix, with the game lagging behind rugby league and AFL. Perhaps with it needs in the short-term is a boot up the posterior, which is where Alan Jones comes in. The former Wallabies head coach took […]

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action … – The Guardian (blog)

1) Quins’ sick list grows to a worrying 28 John Kingston paused as he mulled over whether to put a precise figure on the list of unavailable Harlequins players for this match. Twenty-eight. How many of those would be anywhere near the first team is difficult to discern but, regardless, it feels an astonishing number. […]

The ticking time bomb the Wallabies face before the Rugby World … – The Guardian

It’s a harsh reality for rugby union players, but the more you play the game, the greater the chances are of sustaining an injury. In one of the toughest body contact sports on the planet, medicos have calculated a player risks injury one in every four times he takes the field.  Wallabies captain Michael Hooper […]

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