Newport Gwent Dragons signs Nick Macleod

Macleod is all set to go the Gwent region after he made more than hundred and fifty appearances for Sale Sharks and scoring over seven-hundred points. Last Wednesday, Newport Gwent Dragons triggered a stir when they released Jason Tovey controversially; and after 6 days they stated that they are signing journeyman Nick Macleod.

Lyn Jones, Dragons director of rugby, told that they really feel that their future at fly-half lies with Angus O’Brien, Arwel Robson and Dorian Jones, and all would be fighting for game time between now and the end of the season.

South African National Rugby Union Team To Include Members Of Non White Races Mandatorily

According to the South African Rugby Union, the team will include seven players who belong to any race other than Caucasian in their team. The South African Rugby team will compete in 2015 Rugby World cup and the decision was taken right before that.

The team would consist of twenty three players. Two of the seven players who will be included in the South African national Rugby Union Team have to be blacks according to the latest announcement.

Bristol boss rules out spending spree

Sean Holley, the head coach of the Rugby Football Union Championship club Bristol Rugby, has ruled out a spending spree in the summer or even this month, despite given financial backing by Steve Lansdown.

The Bristol boss admitted that agents of players are using the new found wealth of the club to drive up the wages of players during the negotiations but he has vowed not to be held at gunpoint and admitted that the club has to embrace its status as a rugby powerhouse.

New Zealand’s First Ever Beach Rugby To Feature Coastal Side

No lineouts or scrums, no conversions & breakdown rule which is easy to follow.

In spite of the radical differences in rules, beach rugby is still a rugby form which is relished on sand.

Beach rugby tournaments might be something novel in the Kiwi rugby scene, but it commands a huge fan following in other nations and carries an established connoisseur base in France, Italy, Australia, Singapore, London & the USA.

Jim Mallinder Positive About The England Trio

Jim Mallinder is the coach of Northampton Saints and he has recently put to rest the concerns that were related to the three England forwards namely- Alex Corbisiero, Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood and their respective injuries.
Courtney Lawes (Saints’ lock) and Tom Wood (Saints’ flanker) had missed the rugby match against Bath on the 27th of September, 2014. Northampton Saints won the match. While Alex Corbisiero (Saints’ pro) played this match but got injured during the game.

Worcester look to rebuild and improve

Worcester Warriors had quite a disappointing season in the Rugby Premiership ending up second from the bottom. A number of poor performances and failure to capitalize on the crucial situations led to their downfall in the standings. Even though they are relegated to the Championship, the Director of Rugby Dean Ryan sounded optimistic about the attitude of their fans, saying that they were still full of support for the club. In order to ensure an all round development of the club the officials are concentrating on the infrastructural facilities especially the youth academy.

Saracens eye greater glory with the young group of players

Steve Borthwick, the captain of the Saracens Rugby club had announced his retirement from professional Rugby at the end of the previous season. The experienced English and former Bath lock had moved to Saracens in 2008 and has not looked back since. He has ridden high on confidence and has been fittingly identified as one of the legends of the club by their director Mark McCall. It was a big decision for Borthwick who was given a choice by his team and he chose to leave on his own terms.

Tom Biggs to join Worcester

Bath Rugby winger Tom Biggs has swapped the European Challenge Cup finalists for a possible season in the Rugby Football Union Championship after signing for the Worcester Warriors.

The Aviva Premiership club is expected to go down from the top flight at the end of the season and have continued their drive to recruit top experienced players from their rivals in order to ensure a swift return to the Premiership.

Beach Rugby 5s

Beach Rugby 5s is a modified version of rugby and it has made a superb debut at the Mount Main Beach (New Zealand) on the 25th of January, 2014. Along with the brand new Beach 5s tournament, the New Zealand Beach Hockey Championship also made a comeback this year.

Beach Rugby 5s matches involve two teams having 5 members each and it is a free-flowing and full contact game that people can easily comprehend and enjoy watching.

Beach Rugby – Its Increasing Popularity & Inclusion In Events

Beach Rugby seems to a part of many beach game tournaments that are scheduled in the coming year. The South American Beach Games are all set to be held in the month of May from the 14th to the 24th in the coming year.

The South American Beach Complex is anticipated to be ready by the 10th of May, which is presently under construction. The event will bring together almost 200,000 athletes that will include beach rugby alongside other sports like open water sports, water skiing, handball, soccer, surfing, triathlon, beach tennis, sailing as well as beach volleyball.