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English Rugby’s Future Looks Bleak

As the world’s best coaches queue up to rule themselves out of the England job, it’s hard to argue that English rugby has never been at a lower ebb than it currently finds itself. The problem that the RFU faces in addressing this is that the proposed solutions – southern-hemisphere coach, celebrity review committee, selecting players who play in France, …

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Premiership Rugby Forces The Lions To Accept Brutal Tour Schedule

The Lions will face an unforgiving tour itinerary due to the position taken by Premiership Rugby. Writing in The Rugby Paper, Nick Cain, has claimed that the Lions 2017 tour to New Zealand has been ‘sabotaged from within’ by Premiership Rugby (PRL). Cain has made the claim after the PRL revealed that they would only release players 48 hours after the Premiership …

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RFU Considering A Second Review Into England’s World Cup Performance

England have already begun the process of reviewing their World Cup performance. Although England are just beginning to review their World Cup performance, those tasked with leading the process have already come in for much criticism. Clive Woodward in particular has been very vocal, criticising RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie ‘and his comfortable collection of friends’. However, according to Gavin …

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Fans Furious As Investigation Into Salary Cap Breaches Is Not Made Public

Last night Premiership rugby released a statement arguing that no club had breached the salary cap. Although some fans held out hope that the investigation into breaches of the salary cap would see clubs sanctioned, it is worth remembering that its publication was twice postponed since December last year. Therefore when Premiership Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty, stated that ‘there been …

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Controversy Reigns As Saracens Look To Sign Manu Tuilagi

Saracens are looking to sign the injured Tigers Centre. Saracens have become embroiled in controversy as their attempts to sign Manu Tuilagi have them on a collision course with Premiership Rugby and the Leicester Tigers. Saracens are thought to have offered the centre an annual salary of £400,000, which could see the club break salary cap regulations. The Daily Mail reported that …

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Sam Burgess Is Not A Centre, According To Matt Dawson

World Cup-winning English scrum-half Matt Dawson has said that Rugby League convert Sam Burgess is not a centre and would be better suited for England in the backrow. Speaking on Matt Dawson’s rugby show on BBC Radio 5 Live, Dawson was pretty adamant that while Burgess’ power and skill were unquestioned, his positioning and ability to read the game left a …

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It’s The Weekend, So Here Are Some Try Of The Season Contenders

The Premiership Rugby Try of the season shortlist has been announced and there are some really beauties in the mix.  Each beautiful in their own way. Whether you appreciate Kyle Eastmond’s try that came about from some serious hardwork, right from under Bath’s own posts, or perhaps it’s the individual brilliance of Joe Simpson against Exeter Chiefs, there’s a try …

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