Simon Amor and Matt Proudfoot join England coaching team

Eddie Jones

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has appointed Simon Amor and Matt Proudfoot as his new assistant coaches. Here is the press release from the RFU: Proudfoot and Amor join defence coach John Mitchell and Steve Borthwick, who will switch roles to skills coach, alongside Jones, as the England men’s coaching team

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

British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour Fixtures

Lions Tour Fixtures

The fixtures for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa were confirmed yesterday, with two tests at altitude in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town. Here is the full schedule? 3 July - DHL Stormers (Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town) 7 July - South Africa Invitational (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,

Gallagher Premiership 2019/20: Round 5 Talking Points

Maro Itoje

The Premiership got back underway this week with wins for Sarries, Chiefs, Saints, Worcester and Quins with a draw between Bristol and London Irish. We return to Europe this weekend in what is a somewhat disjointed Premiership season with another fixture not till 20th December, but nonetheless here are some