Ryan Jordan

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Major Issues In The English Rugby Championship

<b>Jersey Reds</b> have announced that they have sold off their assets to make it to the end of the season. The English Rugby <b>Championship</b> club’s financial …

The 2016 World Rugby Awards

Following the thrilling <b>2015 Rugby World Cup</b>, these past 12 months in the world of rugby shows the exponential growth, and increasing standard of the …

Portugal Rugby Square off Against Belgium

<b>Portugal</b> and <b>Belgium</b> squared off in a tight and exhilarating rugby match this weekend, with the <i>Os Lobos</i> toppling rivals the <i>Diables Noirs.</i> Thanks to a …

Emphatic All Blacks Seal The Rugby Championship

In emphatic style, the World Champion <b>All Blacks</b> beat the <b>Springboks</b> in <i>Christchurch</i> <b>41-13</b>. It was a powerful second half that secured this victory. And …

South African Rugby Roundup Edition Three

South African Rugby Roundup Edition Three takes a look at the ongoing <b>Rugby Championship</b> as well as the <b>Currie Cup</b>.<p>South African Rugby Edition Three<p><b>The</b> …

Controversial Worcester Gloucester Draw Satisfies No-one

The 23-23 Worcester Gloucester draw at Sixways has thrown up a number of talking points in Aviva Premiership round two. The <b>Warriors</b> will be highly …

All Blacks Demolish Spirited Pumas

The <b>All Blacks</b> beat <b>Argentina</b> in Hamilton with an emphatic eight try performance to go further ahead in <b>The Rugby Championship</b>.<p><b>Agustin Creevy</b>‘s men …

Where To Now For Wallabies Selection?

Who would have thought that the runner-up at the <i>2015 Rugby World Cup</i> would then go on lose five matches in a row. Since that defeat in October, coach</b> …

Uncertain Future of Super Rugby

The uncertain future of Super Rugby should be of concern to every rugby lover in the Southern Hemisphere and the Asia Pacific region.<p><b>The current state</b><p>…

Why Ruan Pienaar is Leaving Ulster

<b>Ruan Pienaar</b> will leave Ulster at the end of the 2016/17 season after the province were blocked from extending his contract. <b>Ulster</b> are keen to keep …

Gloucester Rugby Starting to Deliver Under David Humphreys

David Humphreys and Laurie Fisher are the last people who need to be told that it is a crucial season for Gloucester Rugby. The Cherry and Whites …

Benjamin Kayser Set To Return For Clermont This Weekend

Clermont Hooker Benjamin Kayser returns to practice in preparation for Clermont’s trip to Montpellier.<p>37 time French Cap <b>Benjamin Kayser</b> made his …

Steve Hansen: A Plea To Save Rugby

Dear Mr Hansen,<p>Well that <b>Bledisloe Cup</b> game was something special wasn’t it? Six tries to one consolation effort. That is simply incredible. Hard to …

All Black Injuries Give Young Talent Deserved Opportunity

While everyone has been talking about the <b>Wallabies</b> shocking performance last Saturday, the <b>All Blacks</b> have been plagued by a number of injuries.<p>The …

South African Rugby Wrap Edition One

The South African Rugby Wrap Edition One takes a look at the opening round of <b>The Rugby Championship</b> as well as the continuation of the <b>Currie Cup.</b><p>The …

Wallabies Want Another Upset In Sydney

The <b>Wallabies</b> go into Saturday’s <b>Bledisloe Cup</b> encounter as rank underdogs, but <b>Michael Chieka</b> and his men will be desperate to get back to winning ways.<p>…

Stats Show Malcolm Marx As Springbok Starter

<b>Adriaan Strauss</b> or <b>Malcolm Marx</b>? That question is bound be a prominent story arc in <b>Allister Coetzee’s</b> nightmares. For years, a notably in-form <b>Bismarck</b> …

Australian Sevens Already Making A Golden Impact

Since the <b>Australian Women’s</b> <b>Sevens</b> team defeated <b>New Zealand</b> at the inaugural <i>Olympic Rugby Sevens</i> competition, the rugby community in Australia has …

Trial Laws For New Zealand's Mitre10 Cup

New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship, now branded the <b>Mitre10 Cup.</b> Fans will expect the same quality rugby, as the former ‘ITM Cup’ kicks …

Currie Cup Week Two Wrap

In the Currie Cup Week Two we saw a clear indication of who the top four teams will be.<p>Let’s take a look at how the last two weeks results have …

All Blacks squad named for Sydney Test

On Saturday August 20, <b>The Rugby Championship</b> begins. The annual competition between <i>SANZAAR</i> partners <b>South Africa, New Zealand, Australia</b> and <b>Argentina</b> …

New Zealand All Blacks

Olympic Sevens: Golden Dreams Realized

The world watched today as Rugby Sevens players dreams were finally realized. In amazing scenes, two national sides competed for one of the most …

Great Britain

Olympic Sevens: Day Four Men's Competition

Day Four of the <b>2016 Rio Olympic</b> competition saw all 12 teams begin their quests for Gold. Beginning with a bang, <b>France</b> upsetting <b>Australia</b>, that …

The Rise of Emirates Lions in Super Rugby

Much has been said of the amazing turnaround of the <b>Leicester City</b> in English Premiership Football, but the rise of the <b>Emirates Lions</b> in <b>Super Rugby</b> is …

Olympics Sevens: Top Guns Cruise Through on Day One

The <b>Olympic</b> Women’s Rugby Sevens Competition kicked off in style, at the picturesque <i>Deodoro Stadium.</i> All three of the Pools opened the tournament, as …

Haskell's Absence was Perfect Opportunity for Matt Kvesic

<b>Eddie Jones</b> continued to stamp his mark on the England Rugby set-up by naming his pre-season training squad this week.<p>The core of the squad that …

Retribution for Hurricanes in 2016 Final

After defeat in the 2015 <b>Super Rugby</b> final, it was a case of ‘Retribution for Hurricanes’ supporters this year, as their team were finally crowned …

Bad Week For The Chiefs Set To Continue

A bad week for the <b>Chiefs</b> is set to continue as official investigations have begun surrounding several incidents at a post-season get together.<p>A …

'Game of Three Halves' Returns in 2016

“The <b>All Blacks</b> will again take on two provincial sides, in a game of three halves training match. They will play <b>Counties-Manukau</b> and <b>Northland</b> in …

Hurricanes Reaching Final More than an Educated Guess

By securing a berth in the <b>Super Rugby</b> grand final, the Hurricanes have confirmed some far-reaching expectations. Fans of the franchise will tell you …

Super Rugby