RugbyX Set for London Debut in October

RugbyX

RugbyX is a new form of Rugby designed to make the sport more accessible for children and encourage adoption of Rugby at grassroots levels. When I first heard of the concept, my reaction was along the lines of 'Another Rugby format? Just what we need' - but after some discussion with

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: France

Louis Picamoles

Where do we begin with the French? Are they to be dark horses, surprise favourites, or a horror show in Japan? After two of the squad’s most experienced names were axed, they are even more of an unknown quantity. Mathieu Bastareaud and Morgan Parra are nowhere to be seen as Jacques

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: Australia

Michael Hooper

Australia find themselves in a potentially-tricky pool for this year’s World Cup as the Wallabies prepare to face Wales, Fiji, Georgia, and Uruguay. There are certainly a couple of banana skins in there, whilst a meeting with Warren Gatland’s Six Nations champions is an ominous prospect for Michael Cheika. They may

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: Scotland

Stuart Hogg

Don’t laugh. Scotland should have secured a spot in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals in 2015, where they would have faced an Argentina outfit who they have now beaten in seven of their last eight meetings. A showdown with New Zealand at Twickenham was a distinct possibility and that proves

Rugby World Cup 2019 Contenders: South Africa

Malcolm Marx

Japan faced an intimidating South Africa team when the pair clashed in Kumagaya on Friday, which was the Springboks’ final warm-up ahead of the World Cup this autumn. Assuming Rassie Erasmus selects a fairly similar lineup for the first fixture in Pool B against New Zealand – and beyond –

RWC 2019 Warm-ups: England Injury Updates

mako vunipola

Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell are set to miss England's first pool stage games at the Rugby World Cup. Eddie Jones mentioned in his press conference after the Italy game that they ought to be back for the France game, and possibly to face Argentina, as reported on the BBC. "He's probably

RWC 2019 Warm-ups: England v Italy Rate the Match

Billy Vunipola

What did you think of the match at St James' Park this evening? How did England fare in their last warm-up game before the Rugby World Cup? What were the main talking points? Are you confident in England's prospects in Japan Also, do you prefer these post-match discussion articles with