The whole case of Folau is quite symbolic of LGBT in sport, many institutions, teams and players actively showing their support and vehemently expressing their displeasure at those exhibiting homophobic comments; meanwhile, a minority continue to show lack of awareness or acceptance.
Image Credit- The Independent Over the past three months, rugby union has seen its greatest controversy unfold. In November last year, London based club Saracens were docked 35 points. Their crime, a consistent, deliberate breach […]
The highly anticipated match of round two of the European Rugby Champions Cup ended all square as JJ Hanrahan fails at the death to oust genius of Russell and Racing 92.
Image Credit- Rugby World It simply wasn’t to be for Eddie Jones’ England last Saturday, with South Africa taking home the Webb Ellis Cup following a domineering performance over an England side that had vanquished […]
Image Credit- The Guardian South Africa edge out a win over a battered and bruised Wales side in a compelling semi-final at Yokohama. Wales, with the tantalising prospect of a first world cup final within […]
Leeds Varsity 2019 was brought to a close with the traditional Rugby Union finale at Emerald Headingley Stadium. With the overall scores being well in Beckett’s favour, and the preceding Women’s Rugby Union match having been an absolute thriller in which Leeds University came out on top, the Varsity finale was a chance for the Gryphons to end the annual festival on a high.
The match started off with Leeds University on the back foot, with Leeds University fly-half, Hannah Morton, making a great tackle on Beckett’s left-winger, Olivia Almond. After a slightly cautious first five minutes, Leeds University […]
This week our Society Editor, Tilly Judges, speaks to First Rugby Union Women’s Team captain Emma Winstanley about Varsity, stereotypes and what the rest of the year holds for the women’s team. This Varsity for […]
The list of countries where rugby is the national game is a vanishingly elite band. Most sports fans might reel off New Zealand, Wales, South Africa and at a push the Pacific Island nations. One that won’t be on the tip of most tongues is the former Soviet state of Georgia, who faced up against a much-fancied Wales outfit in their tournament opener. A slick first half from Warren Gatland’s men put the game beyond doubt, but an evenly fought second reflected the battling qualities of the Georgians.
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan just days away, the 20 teams arriving on the shores of ‘the Land of the Rising Sun’ are preparing for what could be the most unpredictable World Cup yet.