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- RUCK is saddened to hear of the death of former international referee David Leslie.  He was 73. Mr Leslie controlled two international matches in the old Five Nations Championship – the 1990 game between England and Wales at Twickenham and the 1993 Ireland v France clash at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. We are very sad to report the death of former @Scotlandteam international referee David Leslie. ...

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- It is safe to say the last few weeks haven't gone exactly to plan for England in South Africa, but they leave with their heads held high after a thrilling series. The first Test will live long in the memory, while the second and third were tight and tense affairs – with Eddie Jones' men […] The post Which Premiership Rugby stars impressed for England in South Africa? appeared first on Premiers...

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- Eddie Jones’ England moved back up to fourth in the world rankings following their 25-10 triumph over South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday. Jones’ men had suffered five Test defeats in a row before their clash at Newlands where Jonny May’s try and Owen Farrell’s accurate kicking took them to a victory. That result lifts them above the Springboks, who drop to sixth, and Australia, with the...

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- Any such list that showcases the supposed "best" of anything is going to come under some scrutiny from observers, fans and analysts, and that includes a list of the best fullbacks in the world of rugby. 6. Telusa Veainu He capped off an extraordinary season by being named the RPA Players' Player of the Year at the 20th RPA Players' Awards in association with England Rugby. The 27-year-old, who ha...

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- World Cup year. Ireland have had an incredible season by all accounts. A clean sweep in November, Six Nations Grand Slam and series win in Australia – not a bad list of accolades if you ask me. But let’s be honest with ourselves, the Rugby World Cup is the ultimate goal. It’s the Holy Grail, and the pinnacle of rugby for any Test side. For Ireland, they’ve never gotten past the quarter fin...

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- England forward Joe Marler has revealed what a fan said to him following the second Test has he and the rest of the squad fly home following their 2-1 series defeat in South Africa. He and harlequins teammate Mike Brown exchanged angry words with an England supporter after Eddie Jones’ men lost their fifth straight Test The loosehead prop reportedly swore back at a fan after they give him abuse ...

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