• Six Nations Preview: Part 2

    Joe Holmes-Milner In the 2nd part of this Six Nations preview, let’s take a look at the prospects for Italy, Scotland and Wales. Italy Italy are desperate for a victory to prove their naysayers wrong There seems to be a never-ending debate about whether Italy deserve their place in...
  • Six Nations Preview: Part 1

    Joe Holmes-Milner This year, February will bring us some of our favourite things: Valentine’s Day, pancakes and Six Nations rugby. Let’s have a look at what the 2021 edition of the tournament has in store for England, France and Ireland. *** England As winners of the Autumn Nations cup...
  • Israel Folau and His Homophobic Bigotry Have No Place in Rugby

    The rugby world has erupted in recent days over the controversy regarding former Australia and Waratahs winger, Israel Folau. In a tirade of what can only be described as hateful and antagonistic posts on Twitter and Instagram, the rugby star announced to “homosexuals” that “hell awaits you” unless they...
  • Six Nations 2019: Why Wales are this Year’s Dark Horse

    This year’s edition of the Six Nations is just days away and the standard of competition looks to have gone up again after years of continuous improvement. Ireland are riding high after beating the All Blacks once again in November, England’s squad looks to be as strong as it’s...
  • Failure to maximise opportunities costs England against the All Blacks

    If it wasn’t for the TMO ruling that Courtney Lawes was offside in charging down TJ Perenara’s box kick, then England may still have pulled off an impressive victory over the best side in world rugby. If they had also not knocked the ball on in New Zealand territory...
  • Sam Warburton Retires: Reflections on a Great Career

    On Wednesday morning, news broke that stunned the rugby world. The former Wales and Lions captain, Sam Warburton, announced his retirement at the age of just 29, citing the neck and shoulder injuries that had kept him out of action since the final test of the Lions tour to...
  • Removing threat and ambition: why ring-fencing the Aviva Premiership is shortsighted

    The Aviva Premiership finds itself at a crossroads. The subject of ring fencing is back on the agenda at Premiership Rugby once again. Allowing promotion and relegation only every five seasons could turn the best league in the world into a comfortable members club and plunge it towards mediocrity....