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2019 Articles

Gatland and Schmidt, two of rugby's finest, seek perfect World Cup send-off
Gatland and Schmidt, two of rugby's finest, seek perfect World Cup send-off
While it is normal to see coaching turnover at the end of a World Cup cycle, the aftermath of the [...]
September 16, 2019
Rugby World Cup to give Georgia the chance to earn their seat at rugby's top table
Rugby World Cup to give Georgia the chance to earn their seat at rugby's top table
Georgia have spent the better part of a decade stuck in European Rugby’s no man’s land, wedged under the glass [...]
September 12, 2019
As the World Cup looms, Japan and USA represent rugby's biggest targets for growth
As the World Cup looms, Japan and USA represent rugby's biggest targets for growth
Four years ago, Karne Hesketh propelled himself into the corner of the Amex Stadium in Brighton. His 84th-minute try that [...]
September 10, 2019
Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first meeting could be the beginning of a lesson in the value of nostalgia
Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first meeting could be the beginning of a lesson in the value of nostalgia
When Chelsea visit Old Trafford on Sunday, a combination of nostalgia and muted expectations will be the makings of an [...]
August 8, 2019
Richmond, Cornish Pirates and how the growing gap between Premiership and Championship rugby is threatening clubs' finances and professional status
Richmond, Cornish Pirates and how the growing gap between Premiership and Championship rugby is threatening clubs' finances and professional status
Three years ago amateur rugby club Richmond sealed a surprise promotion to the Championship, the second tier of England’s two [...]
August 7, 2019
QPR season preview: Youth is key as R's rebuild from financial chaos
QPR season preview: Youth is key as R's rebuild from financial chaos
Five years is a long time in football, particularly for Queens Park Rangers. And five years on from their last [...]
July 30, 2019
Shane Williams interview: 'This is the strongest Wales squad I've ever seen. They need this World Cup.'
Shane Williams interview: 'This is the strongest Wales squad I've ever seen. They need this World Cup.'
Shane Williams has seen plenty of great Wales teams. In recent history he has been a crucial part of most [...]
July 29, 2019
Laurent Koscielny: a pre-season protest that threatens to worsen the leadership void at Arsenal
Laurent Koscielny: a pre-season protest that threatens to worsen the leadership void at Arsenal
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny’s attempt to force a move away from the club by refusing to travel on their pre-season [...]
July 15, 2019