• Impact’s Sporting Moments Of 2020

    Rachel Roberts and Maya Israel In this article, Head of Sport, Maya Israel, and Sports Editor, Rachel Roberts, discuss the year in sport and their personal highlights. Rachel: When sporting events began to be cancelled back in the Spring, the significance of COVID-19 really hit me, it was a...
  • Things to look out for: England vs. Wales – The Decider

    This Saturday, we will find out who, if anyone, is capable of winning the Grand Slam. Both England and Wales enter week three as undefeated teams, with high aspirations, as the Six Nations Championship, Triple Crown, and Grand Slam are all still up for grabs. With no love lost...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six Nations 2018: England’s to lose?

    With time ticking down until the start of this year’s Six Nations Championship, the discussions over who will take home the title in 2018 are in full swing. Having lost just once during the tenure of Eddie Jones, the target will be firmly on England’s back. But some poor...
  • Do we wrap the players up in cotton wool and create a safe environment, or do we ‘actually play rugby’?

    Is rugby safe? It’s an endless argument. But debates aside for now, the fact is the amount of injuries we have seen in professional rugby alone in recent years has been staggering; and these are the elite, super-fit men and women who live breath and eat in order to...
  • Six Nations: the verdict on weekend one

    The Six Nations series was back with a bang this weekend. Scotland have started turning heads already, England got themselves out of jail and Wales were ridiculously rampant (albeit against incompetent Italy). Here’s Impact‘s verdict on the opening weekend of matches. Scotland v Ireland Scotland were impeccable in defence,...