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SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England will still have to beat the big boys to win the 2023 World Cup

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Regardless of Tuesday's draw, to win the 2023 World Cup England will still almost certainly have to beat two out of France, New Zealand and South Africa. ,

Challenge Cup R1 - Exiles take pole position

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish lead the way on points difference at the top of the standings after Round 1 with a maximum five points from their away win against Agen. Benetton Rugby, Ospreys and Leicester Tigers also registered...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The most dangerous thing for rugby is to do nothing

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

This week is a watershed moment for rugby. After the stand taken by Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, Michael Lipman and others, rugby must address the issues and take the initiative. ,

Premiership Rugby Confirm Rounds 7-10

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership rugby have confirmed that a mouth-watering west country derby kicks off Round 7 of Premiership Rugby as all fixtures in the competition' are today announced up to the middle of February.   Bath...

Leicester to put Brive to the test at Welford Road

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second game of Round 1 of the Challenge Cup sees Leicester Tigers hosting Brive at Welford Road.   Leicester were semi-finalists in 2019-20, losing out to Toulon at Stade Felix Mayol, 39-19....

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England's fear of losing is holding them back

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England can rise to the challenge over the next couple of years but they won't win a World Cup without find ways of offering much more in attack. ,

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Sunday's final feels like a lose-lose for England against depleted France

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: A lively week of argument and debate about how the game is being played will end on a contentious note on Sunday when England take on a heavily depleted France side. ,

Exiles look to make it two in a row as Sale Sharks close in

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale will hope their frustration stemming from an unexpected loss to the Newcastle in Round 2 will fuel a backlash which will come to fruition in a victory as they challenge London Irish at the latter’s...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Rugby's at a serious tipping point...box kicking is killing the game

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD Eddie Jones is right when he says trends in rugby tend to be cyclical - but the England head coach is wrong to label the current concerns of many as alarmist and silly. ,