According to the latest reports, the Premiership is now looking to end relegation – with Championship clubs deemed unfit to make the jump up to the top division in English rugby.
The chairman of Saracens, Nigel Wray reflected in his recent programme that rugby still faced the same challenges now as it did ever since he first became associated with professional rugby, way back 1995. Continue reading
Rugby Union has declared that Eddie Jones would remain as head coach for England even after the team’s dismal performance this year in the Six Nations tournament that resulted in a fifth place finish for the team. His contract is being extended and there is no regret even after the chastening end of the team in fifth position this year. The new deal that Jones has signed will see him retain his position will January 2021.
The RFU boss stated that he still supports Jones considering the turnaround he brought about in the past years in England’s performance. Hence, even though this year’s campaign has started on a disappointing note that is no reason to consider someone else for the position. Continue reading
The Irish fans had a reason to celebrate in the St Patrick’s Day when the Grand Slam game was held between Ireland and England. This game was much anticipated between both teams; last year England had been the reigning champions while Ireland came to the field this year with a clear advantage of being the winners of the Six Nations tournament.
The game was scheduled at Twickenham stadium in London and before the game there were interviews given by experts and legendary players like Munster and Tomas O’ Leary who himself is a vintage Grand Slam winner from 2009. Continue reading
Jeremy Guscott has raised intrigue among rugby fans, especially in Ireland, by his comment that the team needs world class players, though last year they were victorious in the Six Nations tournament as well as the Grand Slam.
Being a former England player who is now known as a rugby player cum pundit, he argued that though England haven’t managed to play well as a team, and that the squad does not have world class players. So far this year, Ireland have dominated the Six Nations competition whose stars had been England last year, with England struggling against Scotland. Continue reading