Top Stories From This Week

Top Stories From This Week

George Kruis and Hadleigh Parkes head overseas with both signing for Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese Top League:


Japanese Top League side Panasonic Wildknights have confirmed the signing of England lock George Kruis and Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes. The pair will replace Sam Whitelock, a World Cup winner in 2011 and 2015 with New Zealand, and Damien de Allende, a member of the South Africa side that won the Rugby World Cup title last year.

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Gloucester lose another start as Franco Mostert leaves the club for Top League:


Following the departure of Johan Ackermann at Gloucester, the side could lose star second-rower Franco Mostert. The Springbok World Cup winner could leave the Premiership to join Japanese Top League club Honda Heat, effectively replacing Munster bound RG Snyman.


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Conor O’Shea tells Eddie Jones how he came up with ruckgate and reveals how Danny Care almost found out about the plan:

O'Shea caused mayhem and forced a law change in 2017 when his Italian side stunned England with their 'ruckgate' tactics back in 2017.

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10 Optional domestic law trials by World Rugby:

The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials which are designed to provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk

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WATCH: Joe Marler's Test Debut:

Having captained England U18 and represented the country’s U20 side as well, Joe Marler looked set toone day  take the field for the senior side. That eventuality finally transpired in June of 2012 when the young loosehead was given a baptism of fire; a start against the mighty Springboks in Durban.

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Nick Isiekwe extends Saracens contract, goes on loan to Northampton Saints:

Isiekwe leaves Championship bound Saracens for Saints on a year-long loan deal. The 22-year-old, who made his England debut in 2017 can play lock and flank.

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Braydon Ennor re-signs with the Crusaders:

22-year-old Crusaders and All Blacks' midfielder, Braydon Ennor, has confirmed today that he has re-signed with the Crusaders Super Rugby club, and New Zealand Rugby, through to the 2023 season. 

Jake White adds Breakdown Specialist to new coaching setup:

Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White, has confirmed his much anticipated senior coaching group, after what may best be described as an overhaul of the BLOU MASJIEN (Blue Machine) since his induction into the role in March earlier this year. This new role will be filled by the veteran warrior Nollis Marais, an experienced campaigner among various coaching roles at the Blue Bulls Company. Marais is no stranger to high pressure roles, as he himself filled the head coach position at this level in 2017. 

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