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Top 14 Recap: Toulouse Comeback Stuns Toulon… And Other Headlines

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CASTRES, FRANCE – The Top 14 did its best to recreate the glorious mayhem of the final weekend of the RBS 6 Nations. The number of tries – 28 – was low for the weekend’s seven matches, and the 302-point combined total wasn’t overly impressive, but at least five of the seven matches left journalists […]

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Promotion of Timely Idea in England

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PHILADELPHIA, PA–The Premiership, as a collective and its individual clubs, does not owe anything to Doncaster or the Cornish Pirates or any other club in England outside of its ranks who might be aiming at promotion. The goal of the Premiership is not to create a system where every club in the country can end […]

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Super Rugby Round Seven Review: Canes Keep On Winning

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AUCKLAND, NZ – On a weekend where all eyes in this part of the world are focused on the cavernous Melbourne Cricket Ground and the impending Cricket World Cup Final, Super Rugby snuck past with some reasonably predictable results. The Canes kept winning, the Lions claimed another road victory and the Blues…let’s not talk about the Blues, OK? At […]

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Wales Fitness Coach Adam Beard Leaves For NFL

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RWU HQ – The Wales national rugby team took a big hit earlier this week – just six months from the Rugby World Cup. The Welsh Rugby Union announced Thursday that fitness coach Adam Beard has left the team for a gig in the NFL. According to ESPNScrum.com, Beard has “secured a director of high performance position […]

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Weekend Rugby Preview: HK7s, Taulupe Faletau, Blaine Scully, AP, Pro12, USA Rugby And World Rugby News

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NEW YORK, NY – Well club rugby, what do you have to say for yourself now!?! That seemed to be the thought of test rugby enthusiasts, who believe some rugby clubs view the club game as more important. It will be hard to top the drama of last weekend, but this weekend’s fixtures will give it […]

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USA Sevens Analysis: Continuous Improvement and Hong Kong 7s Preview

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HONG KONG, CHINA – The city/state of Hong Kong has a weird place in 7s history. It is not the birthplace of rugby or even 7s like Scotland. Hong Kong remains the most glorious of all the 7s tournaments. It has been said that long before the 7s series became a circuit, this was the 7s […]

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