Category: Rugby Union

Four new faces included in England’s training squad.

England make sweeping chances ahead of final Six Nations clash

England head coach Eddie Jones as named one or two surprises in his initial training squad ahead of this autumn’s World Cup in Japan as four uncapped players where on the list annouced yesterday. Former England sevens player Ruaridh McConnochie was joined by Harlequins back rower Alex Dombrandt, North Hampton’s Lewis Ludlam and Gloucester’s Val  … Read more

French leave former captain out of World Cup squad!

The French Rugby Federation have annouced their 37 man training squad for this autumn’s world cup in Japan leaving out former skipper Mathieu Bastareaud. The 30 year old centre who has been capped 54 times and captained Les Bleus in the absence of regular skipper Gilhem Guirado is one of a small group of players  … Read more

Falou to take legal action over decesion to terminate his contracts.

The Saga between former Australian International star Israel Folau and Rugby Australia has taken another twist after the Wallabies fullback as started legal action actions the Sports national governing body and his former club side Waratah’s following their decision to terminate his contracts over anti- Gay comments, he made on social media earlier this year.  … Read more

Fiji win in Paris to lift the World Sevens Title.

Olympic Champions Fiji collected the World Sevens title this weekend with an emphatic performance that saw them also win the Paris leg of the competition for the first time. The world title which was actual confirmed in the semi=finals of the Paris event when Fiji beat their nearest rivals the USA, before securing the Tournament  … Read more

Mallinder names an Unfamiliar side to face the Baabaa’s.

England will have an unfamiliar look about them as they prepare to take on the Barbarian’s at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. With out any of those players expected to be named in in England’s World Cup training squad and no Saracens or Exeter Players included due to their involvement in today’s Gallagher Premiership final Head  … Read more

Joe Schmidt names his 44 man World Cup training squad.

Just days after losing experienced Back rower Sean O’Brien, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his 44 man training squad for the Rugby Union World Cup held in Japan later this summer. With former British & Irish Lion O’Brien joining fellow flanker Dan Leavy (pictured) on the side lines, Schmidt has hand first time  … Read more