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Sale Sharks star given ban for ugly shoulder hit

Sale Sharks will be without the services of Springbok Jean-Luc Du Preez after he was suspended for three weeks. The 24-year-old was sent off during Saturday’s 20-13 defeat to Worcester Warriors for striking an opponent with the shoulder, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.12. In his attempt to execute a clear-out, Du Preez’s shoulder made…

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Harlequins boss addresses Kyle Sinckler transfer rumours

Kyle Sinckler’s future at Harlequins is now extremely doubtful after coach Paul Gustard revealed the club would struggle to meet his financial demands. The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is set for huge offers from Bristol and Gloucester following an incredible World Cup with England. ‘The important thing is…

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Transfer News| George Ford set to sign HUGE £600,000 per season contract

George Ford will end speculation he’s set to leave Welford Road and give Leicester Tigers fans some Christmas cheer in the midst of a horrendous season by signing a new improved deal. According to the Mail Online, while talks are still ongoing, the two are reportedly close to an agreement which could see his salary rise to…

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Coventry Welsh Ladies strip NAKED for 2020 calendar to promote body confidence

With just a few carefully placed rugby balls and just a pair of knee-high socks, these ladies weren’t afraid to get their kit off. The daring sportswomen posed for risque photographs, shot by the talented Charlie Founders, in aid of body confidence for young women after one of their players 11-year-old niece stated she wanted to…

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TOP 10 | ENGLAND’s 10 Longest Serving Rugby Internationals

International rugby  is not a sport in which many players have long careers. The constant tackling, pounding and physical exertion wears down a body after a short. These England internationals went beyond the decade mark to make the top 10 longest careers wearing the white jersey. 10. Rory Underwood – 12y 27d (1984-1996) Embed from Getty Images 9. Rob Andrew -12y 69d (1985-1997) Embed from…

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Transfer News | Ireland centre sorts future

Ireland centre Bundee Aki has signed a new three-year deal at Connacht keeping him in Galway through to the 2022/23 season. The 29-year-old has been with Connacht since 2014, making his international debut in 2017. It was never in doubt where I wanted to be. I am truly grateful for the opportunity I have been…

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Fans are furious after eye-gouge gets lenient punishment

Pierre Bourgarit has been hit with a six-week suspension for his eye-gouge on Tom Curry in La Rochelle’s European Champions Cup loss to Sale Sharks. Bourgarit was sent off for the offence, which occurred late in Sunday’s first half at the AJ Bell Stadium, where Sale triumphed 25-15. The La Rochelle hooker inexplicably put his hand into the 21-year-old’s eyes…

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Gloucester Rugby make incredible offer to Kyle Sinckler

Gloucester have leapfrogged Bristol Bears in the race to sign England World Cup hero Kyle Sinckler, according to The Rugby Paper The 26-year-old is out of contract next summer and will be free to officially open talks with interested clubs from January 1. Talks have stalled over Sinckler’s demands but Gloucester will need to dig deep to tempt him with Bristol Bears…

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11-year-old told he’s ‘too big’ for rugby

Sydney Junior Rugby Union has defended its decision to prevent an 11-year-old boy from playing in a sevens tournament. He wasn’t allowed to play because he is too big to play with children his own age. “Sorry for posting this Leo, but at the end of the day you are still A KID and CRYING because…

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Australia make bold approach for England coach

 Eddie Jones is facing a battle with new Australian head coach Dave Rennie to hold onto attack specialist Scott Wisemantel. The 49-year-old, who has proved to be a key member of his England management team, was brought in by Jones in May 2018. His contract ended after the tournament finished and the popular former Rugby…

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