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A ‘Nations Championship’ for Rugby Union – One for the TMO to Review?

World Rugby intends to tinker with the international fixture list by creating a Nations Championship competition, as confirmed in their recent statement. The launch is rumoured to be planned for early next year, however this latest proposal might be kicked into touch quicker than an Englishman can bring up Jonny Wilkinson’s left boot to an … Continue Reading

Ben Barba: Rugby League, Rugby Union and Cocaine

When a professional athlete tests positive for a prohibited substance, the consequences can be severe.  The athlete may be banned (either for a set period or for the remainder of their lifetime), they may have their results revoked, they may face the imposition of a financial penalty (together with any financial loss that occurs as … Continue Reading

One to watch: will Denny Solomona be the Jean-Marc Bosman of rugby?

The most recent clash between Rugby League and Union, centred on New Zealand born winger Denny Solomona, came to a head last week when, on 13 December, Solomona formally announced his retirement from Rugby League (leaving club Castleford two years before the expiry of his contract) for a move to Union club Sale Sharks on a … Continue Reading
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