Coronavirus ends Rugby season in England

Dean Richards

Today, in a letter to rugby clubs in England, Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO, has confirmed the end of the 2019/20 season for all league, cup and county rugby in England with the exception of the Gallagher Premiership, which the RFU is in active discussions with. The decision to confirm the

Big wins for Exeter and Sale in Gallagher Premiership

Rob Baxter

Round 13 of the Gallagher Premiership was slightly more predictable, with 5 home wins out of 6. Here are the weekend's results, along with the predictability on Superbru. Worcester 10 - 16 Northampton 73% Sale 39 - 0 London Irish 98% Saracens 24 - 13 Leicester 93% Exeter 57 - 20 Bath 94% Wasps 39 - 22 Gloucester 88% Bristol 28

Exeter beaten as top 4 takes unfamiliar shape

Alex Dombrandt

This strange Gallagher Premiership season continued over the weekend, with more unexpected results, and the top four of the table is fairly unusual. Here are the results, along with the percentage of people that predicted the outcome on Superbru - as you can see, only two matches went the way of

RFU to cut Championship clubs funding


It is being reported that the RFU is to cut its funding of the Championship by 50%. This is obviously not going to help with developing a credible second tier of the professional game, making it inevitable that any relegated team from the Premiership will bounce straight back, and presumably therefore

Saracens offloading players to comply with salary cap

Michael Rhodes

New Saracens CEO Ed Griffiths has admitted that Saracens would need to trim their wage bill in order to be compliant with the Premiership Rugby salary cap. This suggests that the breach was more than a misunderstanding over co-investments by a handful of players, but regardless, it's encouraging to see that

Happy New Year From The Rugby Blog


Happy new year! Happy new decade! Hopefully you had a good festive break, and Father Christmas delivered what you asked for. I ran out of steam at the end of 2019, with a World Cup hangover made worse by the Premiership salary cap scandal, but having had some time