"I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made my call and have to stand by what I said." … [Read more...] about Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup
England in the rugby world cup
Defence coach John Mitchell, also a back-row mentor, explained that they had decided Curry would wear six because of his “bigger carrying”. It seemed like a deliberately vague and slightly elusive answer. The two are similar in stature. Then Mitchell elaborated: … [Read more...] about How have England changed their game in order to team up Tom Curry and Sam Underhill?
New Zealand and Australia had pushed for a World Cup from the end of the 1970s but there was a sniffy lack of enthusiasm in the four home unions, none of which had set up a national club league. Apart from France, whose long delayed membership of the Board prompted it to set up a rival union comprising what would now be called developing nations, countries they did not abandon after finally taking a seat at the top table, which is why the inaugural World Cup was made up of 16 teams not eight. … [Read more...] about Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown
America’s women fell in the semifinals of their own Rugby World Cup Sevens, losing an entertaining game to New Zealand at AT&T Park in San Francisco, 26-21, after leading 14-12 at halftime. The men followed them out of the competition, losing their quarter-final to England 24-19 in sudden-death overtime. … [Read more...] about USA men and women knocked out of Rugby World Cup Sevens
Robson, who showed he is almost back to his best with a try-scoring, sparkling display in Saturday's 30-26 win at Worcester, said: “I don’t have any grudges at all because I just feel very lucky that I am still sitting here playing professional rugby. I’ve spoken with a lot of people who came through the illness I had and were unable to carry on. … [Read more...] about Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson holds ‘no grudges’ after yet another England snub by Eddie Jones