RFU issues statement over new tackle laws

RFU issues statement over new tackle laws

The RFU Board, Council and executive staff apologise for the anger and concern that has been created among the rugby community by announcing the decision to lower the tackle height from next season. In...

Sharks set piece bite

Sharks set piece bite

As the Cell C Sharks head for the Scottish capital to take on Edinburgh, it’s revealing to look at what the stats say about their attacking approach. They have thrown fewer passes than any other...

Leinster welcome Cardiff to the RDS

Leinster welcome Cardiff to the RDS

One stat that jumps out at you ahead of Saturday evening’s showdown at the RDS is that Leinster have made the most entries to the 22 this season (127) and their guests Cardiff the fewest (73). The...

Warriors must be aware of the second half Dragons

Warriors must be aware of the second half Dragons

Glasgow Warriors will need to be on their guard when they come out for the second half at Rodney Parade on Saturday afternoon. Dragons RFC have scored eight of their 29 BKT URC tries this season in the...

Benetton aiming to end 10 year drought

Benetton aiming to end 10 year drought

It’s a big game in Treviso on Saturday in terms of the play-off race, with Benetton and Munster lying sixth and seventh in the table respectively, with just a point between them. The Italians are...

Rising Ruan

Rising Ruan

The Scarlets will have to beware the rising threat of Vodacom Bulls skipper Ruan Nortje when they welcome the visitors from Pretoria to west Wales on Friday evening. Second row Nortje, who stands 6ft...