Category: Rugby Union

Sale Sharks Prop forward handed 6 month ban

Sale Sharks Prop forward Jake Pope has become the first player to be found guilty of twice breaching the Rugby football unions illicit doping policy after testing positive for Cocaine for the second time. Pope who has made 6 first team appearances for the Manchester club, but none so far this season has been handed  … Read more

All Black star forced to retire at 30

Former New Zealand All Black Israel Dagg has been forced to officially retire from the sport at the age of 30 after failing to recover from a knee injury. The 2011 World Cup winner who played 66 times for his country either on the wing or at Fullback scoring 26 tries along the way whilst  … Read more

Ireland World cup bid hit by news Levy to miss out!

Ireland Rugby Union side have been hit with a massive blow, months before they are due to take part in this autumn’s world Cup in Japan with the news that Flanker Dan Leavy has already been ruled out of contention. The 24 year old Leinster forward had only been on the field ten minutes before  … Read more

Halfpenny looking to end the season on a high!

Wales and British Lion Full Back Leigh Halfpenny has opened up about recent concussion injuries and how he feared his career was over. The 30 year old had missed a large chunk of the season, including all Wales Grand Slam winning Six Nations games after suffering a blow to the head playing against Australia during  … Read more

Cardiff sign grandson of a Cricketing legend.

Cardiff Blues have signed James Botham, the son of former Cardiff RFC and Leeds Rhino’s winger Liam Botham and grandson of cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham. This is the first Senior contract for the back row forward who has already represented Wales at U20’s level and is part of a trio of new signings by  … Read more