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Global Rugby Recap: Player Moves, USA Rugby News, Aviva, Pro12, Currie, ITM, NRC, TRC, Top14

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NEW YORK, NY – ” We will cover every match until our eyes bleed!” That was the directive from our fearless leader, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie. And we came pretty close to that happening! Anyway, on the international front there was the 5th round of The Rugby Championship and the first leg of the RWC2015 repechage […]

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Ref Zone: Allowing for a Captain’s Challenge for Reviews?

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GREEN BAY, WI – Recently one of my fellow RWU staff members told me of the latest law change rumor making the rounds:  adding a Captain’s Challenge to a ref’s decision. After much debate with the whole RWU staff, there seems to be only one conclusion; leave it as it is. The argument included the fact […]

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Top 14 Recap: Five of the Worst for Toulouse

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CASTRES, FRANCE – You’d have got long odds at the beginning of the Top 14 season if you’d bet that Toulouse and Castres would be in the relegation places after seven matches. But that’s what the Top 14 has woken up to at the end of the latest round of fixtures. Toulouse’s under-pressure manager Guy […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 5 Review

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AUCKLAND, NZ – Ladies and gentlemen, the All Blacks are your 2014 Rugby Championship winners. Their third title in a row was sealed by a four-try win over Los Pumas in Buenos Aires, giving them the necessary bonus point needed to lift them six points clear of the Springboks in second. This means next week’s […]

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The Rugby Championship Round 5 Preview

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AUCKLAND, NZ – A week off in The Rugby Championship meant that the All Blacks, Wallabies, Springboks and Pumas got a chance to reset and look forward to the final stretch of the competition. The All Blacks currently lead and are firm favourites to retain their crown, which they have held for the past three […]

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England Bans Ruggers from Writing for Newspapers During World Cup

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RWU HQ – Chalk this up in the column containing All Things Interesting. According to a report by The Telegraph, England is banning their players from writing columns and making diaries during the 2015 World Cup in England. “We feel it is important that the players focus as much as possible on rugby during what will be […]

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