Together with Bromwich and Proctor, recent players to test the rule include Ben Barba (twice) and Sydney Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall who was arrested for drug possession outside a Sydney nightclub on Friday night. Despite his arrest Kenny-Dowall has strenuously denied taking the drug and, through his lawyers, has offered to undertake drug tests to prove so. … [Read more...] about Does Southern Hemisphere Rugby Have A Recreational Drug Problem?
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"So it is important that we understand from CVC exactly what their medium to long terms plans are and from that we can react. It is a big early to evaluate where we are heading at this point in time," he added. … [Read more...] about World Rugby mulls impact of private deal with Six Nations
One of the reasons for the reforms to Regulation 8, which has previously been considered by Sports Shorts, is to stem the “talent drain” of players from tier-two nations, such as Samoa, Tonga and Fiji, to tier-one nations, where, after three years residency, those player could pledge their allegiance to their new home should they choose to do so. This flow of talent away from the Pacific Islands was conspicuous from the team sheets for the November 2016 test between France v Australia, in which all four wings were Fijian. … [Read more...] about Will World Rugby’s Reforms To International Eligibility Make A Difference?
Whilst this figure would be some way short of the £22,000 per match reported to be earned by member of the men’s Elite Player Squad it will be some compensation for those fifteen aside players whose professional contracts were controversially not renewed after the World Cup to allow the RFU to concentrate on sevens rugby instead, reflecting the cyclical nature of the women’s game. … [Read more...] about RFU Announces Four Year Plan And Further Investment In Women’s Rugby
Mr Bush added: “The Premier League is well aware of the importance of taking action against plastic pollution, it affects us all and our fans expect us to do what we can to tackle this threat. … [Read more...] about Michael Gove calls on Premier League to lead sporting charge against plastics