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Autumn Tests Have 2015 World Cup Significance

The test season is upon us, and it throws up some intriguing encounters. For once, they aren’t all based in Fortress Twickenham. The Welsh have strong chances against every opponent…

Leicester Deserves World Cup Inclusion

Leicester Deserves World Cup Inclusion

With the announcement of the list of potential stadia for the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC), we can feel the tournament drawing nearer and nearer. And with the pools drawn…

Cusworth’s Premier Preview: Sarries Have The Edge

Last season brought us great entertainment in the Aviva Premiership and gave us new champions in Harlequins, something that has been a long time coming. Quins are a club that…

History Made For Los Pumas – Now For The Education

History Made For Los Pumas – Now For The Education

As I write this piece, I welcome back top class rugby into my life. It hasn’t been long since the summer tests, but the Rugby Championship ensures exciting and enthralling…

Referee Development Crucial For Rugby’s Global Expansion

Referee Development Crucial For Rugby’s Global Expansion

Over the last decade, the emphasis of the International Rugby Board (IRB) has been to expand the game beyond North-Western Europe and the Tri-Nations, the traditional heartland of the game,…

Farrell’s Summer Absence A Blessing

Prior to England jetting off to South Africa for their summer tests, Twickenham had got its first taste of a solid England defence since the departure of Sir Clive Woodward.…