First meeting of the Spirit of Rugby Lodge No 9922

Unusually in the Usual Manner Visitors to the first meeting of the Spirit of Rugby Lodge No 9922 on 18th April were greeted “In the usual manner observed amongst sportsmen”. That is, with warm and hearty applause at the opening of the lodge. This was

Second Test – Player Ratings

1. Mako Vunipola: 8.5 A magnificent performance from Vunipola. His basic skills, for a prop, are marvelous and his work rate is unprecedented by another loosehead prop in world rugby. ______ 2. Dylan Hartley ©: 8.5 Hartley scored only his second try in i

6 Nations Fixtures 2017

Six Nations 2017 Fixtures List Saturday 4th February 2017 Scotland v Ireland at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 2:25pm England v France at Twickenham Stadium, London 16:50pm Sunday 5th February 2017 Italy v Wales at Stadio Olimpico, Rome 14:00pm (GMT) S

Third Test – Player Ratings

Here’s how England’s players rated in their 44-40 win over the Wallabies in Sydney. Mike Brown 8.5 England’s fullback rewarded Eddie Jones with his best match of the three-Test series. Brown showed his finishing ability when he burst onto an Ant

Olympic sevens rugby: GB face World Cup winners NZ

Great Britain have been drawn with World Cup holders New Zealand, Kenya and Japan in Pool C as rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut in Rio. Great Britain’s women will face Canada, Brazil and Japan, also in Pool C, in the group stage of the competiti

Rugby remembers the Battle of the Somme

The RFU is commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, during which among the fallen were thousands of rugby players, including four England internationals: Jack King, Lancelot Slocock, Rupert Inglis and Alfred Maynard. In memory of all the p

Is the 6 Nations moving to April?

The northern hemisphere’s premier international tournament is set for major changes, according the Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies. The Six Nations organisers are set to meet in the coming weeks with many issues to be discussed, including t