Is Italy vs New Zealand rugby on TV? Channel, live stream free, kick off time, teams for 2018 Autumn International

The All Blacks had a five-game winning streak ended by Ireland last week, whilst the Azzurri put up a brave defensive display but were eventually beaten 26-7 by Australia. What time is Italy vs New Zealand? THE Autumn International will be held on Saturday, November 24. Kick-off is at 2pm UK time. It's the first meeting between the sides in […]

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Identity and Test rugby: the problem with Pichot's Twitter list

There are a few, big problems with Agustin Pichot's hand grenade on foreign-born players in Test rugby. The former Argentina halfback sparked strong debate this week with a Tweet listing the per centage of players born overseas in every Test team competing in the November window. Scotland topped the list at 46.3 per cent, Australia came in fourth at 29.4 […]

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World Rugby boss sparks outrage by sharing 'xenophobic' squad list

World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot has sparked outrage among the home nations by sharing a list of the top international teams and adding what percentage of their squads include players "not born in their countries". Pichot was voted rugby's most influential person by the respected Rugby World magazine in August but his tweet posted on Wednesday, which features statistics for […]

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Welsh rugby hero Gareth Thomas reveals he was victim of hate crime

Welsh rugby hero Gareth Thomas reveals he was the victim of a hate crime as he posts video on Twitter with his face covered in cuts and bruises Welshman, 44, revealed he was attacked last night in his hometown of Cardiff Claimed police let him get immediate ‘restorative justice’ but didn’t elaborate  Thomas was first professional rugby union player to […]

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Wales vs Tonga FREE rugby: TV channel, live stream, kick off time and teams for Autumn international

Their victory over Scotland was followed by a 9-6 triumph over Australia last weekend – and the statistics are on Warren Gatland's side, with eight wins from eight against the Oceanic nation. When does Wales vs Tonga kick off? This rugby union clash will take place on Saturday, November 17. It will kick off at 2.30pm. The match will be […]

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Heat on in Italy, Rugby Australia board reluctant to force change

Michael Cheika's fate could rest on an end-of-season review and his preparedness to make tough calls on his coaching staff if they limp through the final two Tests on their end-of-year tour. Despite growing fan frustration after Australia's ninth Test loss this season, there appeared little appetite on the Rugby Australia board or among the executive to make drastic change […]

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England vs New Zealand rugby 2018: Live stream, what TV channel, kick off time

Eddie Jones' men have not face the All Blacks since November 2014 and victory against the world's best side would give plenty of confidence ahead of next year's World Cup. When is England vs New Zealand? The match will take place TODAY – Saturday, November 10. This game will kick off at 3pm. It will be held at Twickenham. What […]

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Wales vs Australia rugby FREE: Live stream, TV channel, team news, and kick-off time for the 2018 Autumn international

The Dragons beat Scotland 21-10, thanks to tries from George North and Jonathan Davies – but now face a far tougher test when they take on the Wallabies. When does Wales vs Australia kick off? This Autumn international clash will take place on Saturday, November 10. It will kick off at 5.20pm. The match will be held at the Principality […]

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Rugby World Cup not an option for Hayne if NRL options fall through

The Rugby World Cup won’t be an option for Jarryd Hayne if failed negotiations with Parramatta and St George Illawarra prompt a switch to the 15-man code. Frustrated that the Eels can’t afford to table him an offer reflecting his market worth, Hayne is expected to meet with the Dragons officials about potential opportunities at the Red V. A fallback […]

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Tackle-free rugby league programs offered to boost participation

Kids and adults now have the chance to enjoy the full rugby league experience – minus the tackles. In a bid to boost participation figures and to allay concerns over potential injuries, the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) has started a new non-contact competition. The game, titled Blues Tag, is aimed at boys and girls aged between 11 and […]

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