Scrap the cup, review the cap, and protect the Lions: solving the 2020 rugby chasm

In such uncertain and unprecedented times, it seems trivial to be discussing the resumption of rugby. More important issues come before sport, yet the resurrection of the sporting calendar is matter of sink or swim for many clubs and organisations. … Continue reading Scrap the cup, review the cap, and protect the Lions: solving the 2020 rugby chasm

Who’s Next?

Dave Swanton After the World Cup in Japan the announcement that Saracens had been punished for Salary Cap issues removed any short term memory of England’s efforts to lift the trophy and the fall out will, I am pretty sure, be there for a some time to come. In my 17 years at Sale Sharks there were always rumblings about certain clubs using ‘creative accountancy’ or quite simply ignoring the rules. The media in Rugby Union includes some very smart individuals who are not thick and they have an eye and an ear for a story. The players too added … Continue reading Who’s Next?

Club Profile: Guernsey Raiders

Club: Guernsey Raiders Founded: 1913 Club History Nowadays, Guernsey Rugby Club use the impressive facilities at Footes Lane and boast a Men’s 1st XV who ply their trade in the London & South East Premier, a combined 2nds team with St Jacques RFC, a Veterans team and a Ladies team in Women’s NC South East West 1. But it is all a far cry from their humble beginnings. Rugby was played in the small Channel Island well before organised football in the late 19th century, but it was not until one February evening in 1913 that the Guernsey Rugby Club … Continue reading Club Profile: Guernsey Raiders