Former England star James Haskell blunders into women’s rugby row after ‘have a day off’ post

‘Have a day off’: Former England flanker James Haskell blunders into a row over ‘disrespecting’ women’s rugby after denying claims he’d ignored Rocky Clark in a list of most-capped forwards James Haskell is in hot water after accusations of ‘disrespecting’ women’s rugby  The former England flanker made a list of the most-capped front-row forwards But … Read more

Premiership without Champions Cup or Challenge Cup final representative for first time since 2013

The Premiership will not have a representative in the Champions or Challenge Cup final for the first time in NINE years following Saracens’ defeat against Toulon… with a reduced salary cap of £5million potentially limiting English clubs in Europe By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail Published: 22:31 BST, 15 May 2022 | Updated: 00:39 … Read more

England: Manu Tuilagi credits sleep as huge benefactor of staying fit as poor recovery led to injury

Manu Tuilagi hopes that getting more SLEEP will end his injury nightmare and prolong his career as Sale and England star admits poor recovery could have led to spate of setbacks Manu Tuilagi reveals recovery is the key to the England man staying fit for action Tuilagi says chat with his wife forced him to make … Read more

Red Roses dreaming of Twickenham sellout after record sales for Six Nations clash with Ireland

England women are dreaming of a Twickenham sellout after hitting record ticket sales of over 15,000 for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Ireland at Leicester’s Welford Road The Red Roses are dreaming of packing out Twickenham after record ticket sales More than 15,000 will watch England women’s side take on Ireland on Saturday Scrum-half Leanne … Read more

Exeter’s Jacques Vermeulen promises they will ‘fight like dogs’ as they aim to salvage their season

Exeter’s Jacques Vermeulen promises his side will ‘fight like dogs’ as they aim to salvage their season by reaching the Premiership play-offs… after 2020 European winners were knocked out of the Champions Cup last week Exeter Rugby have vowed to ‘fight like dogs’ in the quest to salvage their season  Rob Baxter’s side were knocked … Read more

Owen Farrell ruled out of Saracens’ trip to Sale after suffering concussion

Owen Farrell ruled out of Saracens’ trip to Sale after suffering concussion during last weekend’s win over Bristol – as England captain’s frustrating season continues Owen Farrell only returned from a fourth-month injury lay-off last weekend The England captain inspired Saracens to a narrow win over Bristol But he suffered a head injury late on … Read more

Six Nations: Ireland winning the Triple Crown ‘would be so special’, insists Hugo Keenan

Ireland winning the Triple Crown ‘would be so special’, insists Hugo Keenan as full-back hopes a win over Scotland could propel them to Six Nations glory because ‘you never know what might happen’ during France’s clash against England Ireland host Scotland in their final fixture of this year’s Six Nations on Saturday  Victory for Ireland … Read more

Marcus Smith: England Rugby star claims he is not feeling pressure of being country’s next big hope

If Marcus Smith needed any more assurance that he is the new poster boy of English rugby, he received it this week when faced with questions about his latest boy band hairstyle. Do his parents like it? Does it get in his eyes? Will he get it cut? Welcome to the fame game. Having established … Read more

Italy flanker Sebastian Negri remembers the time he had to flee Robert Mugabe’s henchmen in Zimbabwe

Sebastian Negri still remembers the view from the rear-view window of his dad’s car. Darkness. The family farm fading from sight as they fled from Robert Mugabe’s henchmen. ‘I was eight years old, Zimbabwe was going through a difficult time and the farmers were being forcefully removed,’ he says. ‘I remember one day playing in … Read more

Former England star and Bristol Bears outcast Nathan Hughes joins Bath on loan

Former England star and Bristol Bears outcast Nathan Hughes joins Bath on loan as club look to rescue torrid season having won just one game so far Nathan Hughes joins Bath as he was deemed surplus to requirements at Bristol  Hughes, who has won 22 Test caps for England, will bring experience and power  Stuart … Read more