Premiership Rugby

Rock Solid Leadership on the Field Pays Dividends - Premiership Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Regardless of the sport every team in the world will have their leadership group or a leader. These are the individuals that shape the conduct and set...

A Year In Numbers - Aviva Premiership Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

As we approach New Year's Eve it is the perfect time to reflect back on the calendar year and review a few of the key Aviva Premiership numbers. Stuart Farmer Media Services combined with the Opta's Statistics are just the ticket to deliver a few records and facts from a busy 2015 of domestic rugby.

Bowden Set to Return to Premiership Rugby With Bath Rugby

Emma Thurston | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

So, on the pitch, what will Bowden deliver? Well during his time at London Irish where he played the greater amount of Premiership Rugby he highlighted great hands, a natural ability to read and manage games with ease and a competitive edge that spurs himself and those around him on.

Imagine Change Moments - Premiership Rugby's Game Changing Moments

Emma Thurston | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

How many times during a game of Aviva Premiership Rugby have you said the words 'that's a game changer'? One try, one break or one kick can change the...

Premiership Rugby's Game Changing Moments - #ImagineChange

Emma Thurston | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

How many times during a game of Aviva Premiership Rugby have you said the words 'that's a game changer'? One try, one break or one kick can change the...

Aviva Premiership Take Two - Round 2 Review

Emma Thurston | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Round Two of the Aviva Premiership continued where Round 1 left off with plenty of action, some head turning performances and just a touch of drama!! ...

Aviva Premiership Round 2 Preview - Take Two

Emma Thurston | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

They say that good things come to those who wait and it certainly feels that way as Round 2 of the Aviva Premiership is already upon us after waiting so long for the opening round to arrive...

Monye Making A Difference - Urban Rugby Squad

Emma Thurston | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

One of the things that those of us immersed in the world of rugby are proud of is our sport's ability to help shape individuals for the better. The co...

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tom May | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Sport
Tom May

Six weeks ago, I played my last professional game of rugby. The chapter of my life that started with my debut at Newcastle at the age of 19, ended at 36 in Oxford with the final shrill of a referee's whistle. Just like that, Tom May, London Welsh captain became Tom May former rugby player. So what now?

Steffon Armitage - The Only Choice

Tom Byrne | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Byrne

The RFU policy on selection for the England team is frustrating; if you want to represent your country you must play your club rugby in England. The idea is simple; to make sure the best English players are playing week in week out for our clubs...

A Friday Night In Cardiff - England vs. Wales RBS 6 Nations Opener

Emma Thurston | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

Now is the time for England to march on from their developmental stage and deliver, these were the overarching messages from the men in charge at the first squad announcement of the year just 14 days ago. In last year's RBS 6 Nations England matured greatly and to be true contenders come September that is what they will need to do again this year.

Crucial Year for England Rugby - Neil Back's Insight on New Premiership Season and Elite Squad Selection

Vicky Chan | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

The first round of domestic rugby's top flight Aviva Premiership is complete, and each fixture was packed with the sort of excitement and intensity only rugby can bring. I spoke to former Lions and England international Neil Back MBE on Saturday morning before the London Double Header.

Normal Service Resumes...

Emma Thurston | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

For England's domestic rugby fans today is that day, rugby's Christmas Day and in a few short hours the Northampton Saints and Gloucester Rugby will kick off the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership Season.

Culture Is a Contact Sport

John Worne | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Sport
John Worne

Sport is one of the universal languages which connect people and cultures... Sport is primal, basic, essential and everywhere... Sport and great sporting events are a massive draw. But the best of all is when sport is shared alongside culture. And here Glasgow excelled.

Answering 'That' Question...

Emma Thurston | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport
Emma Thurston

There are rarely any dull moments; huge collisions, eye-watering feat, fierce rivalries and deft skills means that if you switch off for a second during a match you'll miss something... Rugby is a physically dangerous sport, on a weekly and even daily basis players put their bodies and indeed lives on the line.

Rugby: Shifting Sands in The European Rugby Meltdown

Eoghan Hickey | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Sport
Eoghan Hickey

Alternate proposals to fill the void left by an absent European Cup have considerably more failings than any imperfections they were dreamt up to fix. Remember that the two main reasons for the current European shambles are a dissatisfaction with the lack of meritocracy, and a skewed distribution of remuneration.

BT Buys Premiership Rugby TV Rights To Step Up Pressure On BSkyB

Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport

BT has stepped up its battle against BSkyB by adding Premiership rugby to top flight football on its forthcoming sports channel. In one of the bigg...

London Welsh Deserve Better From The Aviva Premiership's Closed Shop

David Hobbs | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Newcastle Falcons have been saved from relegation from rugby's Aviva Premiership while London Welsh are denied their shot at the top flight because of rigid rules that favour the status quo. Is rugby union really as progressive as it thinks?