Category: Rugby Union

Top referee to quit over abuse and death threats

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) have been rocked by the news that their longest serving senior referee Matt Cecchin has announced his retirement at the end of the season after receiving “Vile” abuse and “hundreds and hundreds” of death threats over the past 10 months. Talking to the Sydney Morning Herald just before he is  … Read more

England turn sights on former All Blacks coach

Following yesterday’s announcement by the RFU and England Head coach Eddie Jones, regarding his train on squad for the upcoming Autumn internationals, rumours regarding who Jones will pick to replace the out going defence coach Paul Gustard have started to circulate, with former New Zealand head coach John Mitchell believed to be top of the  … Read more

Chris Ashton named in Eddies Jones England train on squad.

    Sale Sharks new addition, wing man Chris Ashton has been named in the England train on squad for the first time since 2016 as head coach Eddie Jones begins preparations for the upcoming Autumn internationals against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia. The 31 year old former Wigan Warriors rugby League junior,  … Read more

RFU backs Jones after meeting with CEO

England’s Rugby Union head coach Eddie Jones will lead the country into the 2019 Rugby Union World cup despite his squads current form and having held talks with senior RFU members regarding his public behaviour. After a very disappointing Six Nations which saw his side lose the Grand Slam title, finishing 4th out of 6  … Read more

New Zealand men’s sevens team retain World Cup title

All Blacks over power Lions to take first Test

New Zealand seven’s side became the first men’s side to successfully retain the Rugby sevens world cup title as they defeated England 33-12 in the final yesterday held in San Francisco USA. With a different format to the usually round robin stage played on the 7’s circuits, this World cup was a straight single elimination  … Read more

Lions and Welsh captain to retire immedatley

Yesterday former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 29, due to Injury. The Back row forward, who had also captained Wales during his 79 test caps had not played since leading the British Lions to a draw against the All Blacks last summer. After  … Read more