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Jeremy Guscott calls for radical law change

England and Lions great Jeremy Guscott has called on World Rugby to restrict the number of replacements teams can use during a game from eight to three. Writing in the Rugby Paper, the 65-times England centre, who also played eight Tests for the Lions, said: “The World Cup has left the game on a high and there should…

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Joe Marler shares emotional post after ‘awesome’ World Cup

England prop Joe Marler shared an emotional Instagram post following what he called an incredible Rugby World Cup. “Now that the dust has settled and I’ve finally managed more than 3 hours kip, I just wanted to say thank you. We came up short of our goal, but I am no less proud of what…

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WATCH | Wasps star scores from impeccable chip and collect

Wasps use the full width of the pitch before an impeccable chip and collect from Zach Kibirige! That is an excellent @WaspsRugby Try! The visiting team use the full width of the pitch before an impeccable chip and collect from Zach Kibirige! Top quality! pic.twitter.com/QRgsJuH6Ar — Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) November 8, 2019 EDITORS…

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Rugby world pays tribute to retiring Dylan Hartley

Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley has retired from professional rugby after failing to recover from a long-standing knee injury. The former England captain, 33, has not played since December, missing his country’s run to the World Cup final. Hartley won 97 Test caps and played 251 times for Northampton over 14 seasons. Here is…

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Saracens chief responds to reports they need to offload players

Saracens chairman Nigel Wray has insisted the club’s all-conquering team will not have to be ripped apart. Players such as Liam Williams and Ben Spencer have already been linked with possible exits. “Just to clarify, there’s no obligation whatsoever to get rid of any players,” said Wray. Saracens have cooled their interest in Paramatta Eels…

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Strange story from The Rugby Paper turns out to be a hoax

A strange story from this weeks edition of The Rugby Paper has come to an even stranger conclusion. They ran an article about the Portugal national rugby team, falsely reporting that they have appointed Jack Kendall as their assistant coach, who is a former England deaf player. However, The Rugby Paper revealed on Twitter that…

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Transfer Rumours: Springbok duo set for shock move

World Cup winners Damian de Allende and RG Snyman are on the verge of signing for Guinness PRO14 side Munster next season, according to reports. Both the Irish Times and Irish Independent are reporting that de Allende is on his way to Thomond Park in 2020, while the Irish Independent believe he will also be joined by RG Snyman. Big news for @munsterrugby: South…

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England star named Women’s World Player of the year

England’s Emily Scarratt was named Women’s Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Japan. Centre Scarratt started four matches in England’s Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam on her return from sevens. Team-mates Katy Daley-McLean and Sarah Bern were also on the shortlist. “There’s so many Women around the world putting their best…

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WATCH | Prince Harry shares a beer with the Springboks

Prince Harry got in on the act as, even though they had beaten his national team, he shared a sip of beer with the Springboks during a visit to their change room after they beat England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup final. Now this. Harry moment. #RWCFinal #Bokke pic.twitter.com/pdbLGcITxj — Liam Del Carme (@LiamDelCarme1)…

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England vs South Africa | Who has the heavier pack? And more interesting stats

England clashes with South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final – here’s how the two teams shape up. TALLEST PLAYERS: ENGLAND: Courtney Lawes – 6ft 7in SOUTH AFRICA: Lood de Jager – 6ft 9in AVERAGE HEIGHT OF XV: ENGLAND: 6ft 1in SOUTH AFRICA: 6ft 2in PREDICTION| TEAM EXPERIENCE: ENGLAND XV: 731 caps SOUTH AFRICA…

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