Like a bridge over troubled water?
English club rugby has been dealt two tough blows in recent weeks with financial uncertainty looming over both Worcester Warriors and Wasps. Wasps are facing the prospect of relegation after the club is staring down the barrel of administration due … Continue reading Like a bridge over troubled water?
Scottish Rugby launches new state school strategy
Scottish Rugby has published its strategic approach to support rugby communities deliver a thriving and vibrant state school game over the next six years. Whilst Scottish Rugby’s engagement with state schools has been ongoing for a number of years – … Continue reading Scottish Rugby launches new state school strategy
Player transfer market – Could rugby learn from football?
We are currently in the middle of the summer football transfer window as fans sit excitedly and nervously by their phones waiting to see if their favourite players leave their club, or new talent arrives. The extraordinary fees paid by … Continue reading Player transfer market – Could rugby learn from football?
How the Premiership Rugby £5m salary cap affects the rugby pyramid
Rugby is facing an escalating job crisis with more and more players out of contract and no offers on the table. The reduced salary cap in the Premiership means that squad sizes will be thinning and player wages dropping. According … Continue reading How the Premiership Rugby £5m salary cap affects the rugby pyramid
2022 is the year of player welfare
Sir Bill Beaumont and World Rugby have reinforced their positive stance on player welfare in rugby and unveiled enhanced plans to make progress in this field. At the start of the year Sir Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman, announced that … Continue reading 2022 is the year of player welfare
A tiger’s roar can be heard far and wide
Sheffield Tigers are in their 90th year – an impressive feat for any sports club. They are proud of their long history and have exciting plans for the future. As you come into the city of Sheffield from the west … Continue reading A tiger’s roar can be heard far and wide
Planning application approved for Northampton Saints to build new indoor training facility
Northampton Saints have confirmed that West Northamptonshire Council Planning Authority have approved the Club’s application for the construction of a new indoor training facility. The ‘Northampton Saints High Performance Centre’ will be based to the south of cinch Stadium at Franklin’s … Continue reading Planning application approved for Northampton Saints to build new indoor training facility
Bath Rugby confirms new structure for 2022/23 season
Bath Rugby has confirmed its new rugby structure for the 2022/23 season following an in-season review and subsequent reset. Johann van Graan will lead the club’s rugby programme as Head of Rugby Stuart Hooper becomes General Manager Edward Griffiths leaves … Continue reading Bath Rugby confirms new structure for 2022/23 season
Northampton Saints commit to United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework
Northampton Saints has announced that the Club is joining the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework. The UN Sports for Climate Action Framework aims to promote action on the climate in the sports sector through leadership, collaboration and ambition – this includes … Continue reading Northampton Saints commit to United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework
Interview with Sarah Saunders Commercial & Marketing Manager at Blackheath Rugby
Sarah explains what her role at Blackheath Rugby involves and the challenges she faces. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got involved in rugby? I’ve spent the last 15 years or so working in … Continue reading Interview with Sarah Saunders Commercial & Marketing Manager at Blackheath Rugby
Premiership Rugby expands reach of global audience
Premiership Rugby has confirmed a number of new overseas TV contracts that takes the 2021-22 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season to a global audience of more than 158 million households in 145 different territories. Working with media rights agency, Pitch International … Continue reading Premiership Rugby expands reach of global audience
Premiership Rugby invest to improve the diversity of women playing sport
Premiership Rugby has announced additional investment in its ground-breaking Project Rugby programme to improve the diversity of women and girls playing rugby regularly. The investment from the Asian Sports Foundation and Sport England will enable Premiership Rugby clubs to specifically … Continue reading Premiership Rugby invest to improve the diversity of women playing sport