De Villiers pays tribute to McCaw

Jean_de_Villiers_Richie_McCaw_South_Africa_New_Zealand_handshakeFormer South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has hailed New Zealand’s Richie McCaw after he announced his retirement.

The two Test centurions crossed paths several times at Super Rugby and international level.

McCaw captained New Zealand in 110 Tests, a world record, and under his captaincy, the All Blacks […]

November 20th, 2015|

Jones flies to London for RFU talks

Eddie_Jones_Japan_Rugby_World_Cup_2015Eddie Jones appears to be edging closer to becoming the first foreign head coach to take charge of England after flying to London.

Jones has reportedly flown from Cape Town to London to speak with the RFU about becoming England’s next head coach.

The former Australia boss tasted great […]

November 20th, 2015|

McCaw’s superb career: key facts

Back_of_New_Zealand_captain_Richie_McCawFollowing the news of Richie McCaw’s retirement, here are some key facts and stats courtesy of the New Zealand Rugby Union about the player regarded by many as the greatest of all time.

• Born on December 31, 1980, in Oamaru to parents Margaret and Donald, Richard Hugh […]

November 19th, 2015|

New Zealand great McCaw retires

Richie_McCaw_Rugby_World_Cup_2015_New_Zealand_All_BlacksNew Zealand legend Richie McCaw has confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby.

The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most-capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to […]

November 19th, 2015|

Baxter wants English coach appointed

GettyImages-472851446Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter believes England should appoint an Englishman as Stuart Lancaster’s successor in Twickenham’s hot-seat.

Baxter, who is viewed by many as being suitable for the vacant position, has said he is happy at Exeter as his team sit second in the Premiership.

And with […]

November 18th, 2015|

Lancaster steps down as England boss

Stuart_Lancaster_England_v_Uruguay_World_CupThe Rugby Football Union have confirmed that Stuart Lancaster has, by mutual consent, stepped down as England head coach.

The decision follows England’s recent Rugby World Cup campaign which saw the team knocked out of the tournament at the pool stages after defeats to Wales and Australia.

Lancaster was […]

November 11th, 2015|

Lapasset wants Japan to join Rugby Championship

Japan_players_vs_Scotland_RWC_2015World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset wants Japan to play in the Rugby Championship alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

According to a Reuters report, Lapasset called for the Brave Blossoms’ inclusion in the Southern Hemisphere tournament in Tokyo earlier this week to promote rugby further in […]

November 11th, 2015|

‘Trust completely shot now’ – Brown

England_full-back_Mike_Brown_centralEngland full-back Mike Brown believes the trust has now gone within the squad after recent claims made by players who refuse to be named.

In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph after their disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign, Brown is upset that those who have been talking to […]

November 11th, 2015|

England hit by shares tip scandal

Dave_Tennison_England_rugby_kit_manSeveral England players lost thousands of pounds after buying shares on the advice of kit man Dave Tennison, according to reports.

The Sun on Sunday were the first to report the news that a group of players – reportedly including Sam Burgess, Danny Care and David Wilson – were […]

November 9th, 2015|

England rugby a ‘laughing stock’ – Woodward

Sir_Clive_WoodwardSir Clive Woodward has labelled English rugby as the laughing stock of world rugby following their early exit from their own Rugby World Cup.

England were beaten by Wales and eventual finalists Australia in Pool A – dubbed the Pool of Death – sealing their fate as the […]

November 6th, 2015|
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