Over the past few days, rugby people across the world have been left with an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. Yes, the great concussion debate is raging again, and has once more been inflamed by calls to ban tackling whenever the sport is played in schools. And, just like last time, Professor Allyson Pollock finds herself … Continue reading Opinion: The Tackle Ban Debate Deserves More Sensitive Discussion
France without Wesley Fofana: a wounded beast? It certainly seems so. Much excitement surrounded the appointment of Guy Noves as France’s head coach in 2015. He was esteemed to be the man to guide Les Bleus back to their former glory, dominating European rugby and claiming the occasional southern hemisphere scalp to boot. Most eagerly … Continue reading France Without Fofana: a Wounded Beast?
On the 14th June 2017, we who run this blog (well, three out of the four of us) will jet off to New Zealand to watch the British & Irish Lions take on the best rugby team that the world has ever seen. It will, of course, be nothing less than a daunting task, but this … Continue reading Opinion: Our Lions Test XV, As It Stands