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Northampton Saints Part Ways With Jim Mallinder

Northampton Saints confirmed today that they have parted ways with long-serving director of rugby, Jim Mallinder. According to a statement on the club’s website, the board made the decision to oust Mallinder, who took over at Northampton in 2007 and whose decade-long stint at the club’s helm is the longest of any director in the entire Aviva Premiership, due to …

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Saracens Loss Has Thrown Up Some Dismal Stats For English Rugby

Saracens lost their sixth consecutive game today, after being routed at home by a Clermont Auvergne side that is looking more and more formidable. For the reigning European Champions, their 14 – 46 embarrassment concluded what has been a dismal weekend of European rugby for English sides. Of the seven Aviva Premiership sides in action in the Champions Cup between …

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Blow For England And Leicester Tigers As Ellis Genge To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

The Leicester Tigers have been dealt a blow ahead of their crucial back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against Munster over the next two weeks.  The Tigers travel to Thomond Park this Saturday looking to avenge their humiliating 38-0 defeat at the hands of the southern province in the same competition last season. The two games will undoubtedly be hugely physical and …

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It’s Been Confirmed That Maro Itoje Has Fractured His Jaw

This is exactly what Saracens and England supporters did not want to be confirmed.  Saracens have just released a statement whereby they have confirmed that Maro Itoje has suffered a fractured jaw. Itoje picked up the injury in his side’s loss to Harlequins at the weekend where he was removed from the field of play after 48 minutes. A scan …

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Johann Van Graan Is Under No Illusions To The Threats Which The Leicester Tigers Will Bring

Start to life at Munster for new head coach Johann van Graan could perhaps be described as a baptism of fire for the 37-year-old South African.  Since he’s arrived Munster have eased to victories over Zebre and the Ospreys in the Guinness PRO14. However, the speculation surrounding the future of Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander, the injury crisis which is …

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