Marcus Smith can have a game-changing impact for England

2 days ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

I raised my eyebrows at the rapid promotion of prop Lewis Boyce into the England squad and I am surprised there is an asterisk next to Marcus Smith’s name, denoting his ‘apprentice’ status. ...

Thursday Evening Round Up

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins extend Coaching Team contracts Harlequins has today announced contract extensions for Director of Rugby John Kingston, Head Coach Mark Mapletoft and Forwards Coach Graham Rowntree.   In...

8 uncapped players named in England Squad for Six Nations opener

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to begin preparations for England’s first match of the 6 Nations against Italy in Rome.  Following this weekend’s club fixtures, 35...

Crunch Champions Cup Clashes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup Rugby makes its debut in 2018 this weekend with only two rounds left in the pool stages of the competition.   We take a look at what we think is the biggest match from each pool.    Pool...

Premiership Highlights: Newcastle Falcons vs Exeter Chiefs

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle beat Exeter 28-20 in a thrilling fixture at Kingston Park. Newcastle started the game off brilliantly with an outstanding try from Sinoti Sinoti game the home side an early lead. From there Newcastle...

Dylan Hartley needs full matches to hang on to captaincy

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

With Dylan Hartley's club Northampton struggling, the debate has re-emerged and Eddie was right to nip it in the bud. That tells us the relationship between the coach and his captain. ,

Newcastle resist late charge to end Exeter’s unbeaten run

1 week ago by The Guardian

• Newcastle 28-20 Exeter• Injury-hit leaders’ second-half rally leads to frantic finaleNewcastle held on to end Aviva Premiership pace-setters Exeter’s seven-match unbeaten league run with a 28-20...

European club games are trumping international rugby

2 weeks ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I am starting to really worry about international rugby. The recent November internationals have become a largely meaningless procession of friendlies. ,

Eddie Jones names England training camp squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has selected a training squad to take part in a New Year training camp.34 players will come together in Brighton on January 1 for a two-day camp.The camp will be...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Watson holds the key for Eddie Jones

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: I'm sure, like me, you will have noticed the smile on Eddie Jones's face on Saturday night when Watson cut through the Toulon defence for the first of his two Bath tries. ,