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After an annus horribilis, what now for Chris Ashton?

Chris Ashton’s latest brush with the law has put his future in doubt but he should stand and fight his ground – for his England place and not in disciplinary hearingsPause for thought: Chris Ashton has 12 week to ponder his latest setbackJournalists all around the rugby-playing globe were hunched over their laptops waiting for news of Chris Ashton’s disciplinary hearing to …Continue reading »

Ranieri admits Rooney admiration

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has hailed Manchester United star Wayne Rooney’s achievements but insists he would not add him to his squad. Claudio Ranieri revealed he retains complete faith in his squad and would not exchange any of his players to accommodate the England star – who has been criticised in the media of late following a slump in form… Read more → The post Ranieri admits Rooney admiration appeared first on SportsClub.

Top 14: French rugby tightens its quotas for overseas players

The rise of the Top 14 has been inverted by the steady decline of the French national team but new JIFF regulations may be about to stem the tidePaying public: Fans will be seeing more French qualified players next seasonMidi Olympique’s XV of the Weekend in Monday’s edition was a United Nations of rugby talent. England’s Nick Abendanon at …Continue reading »

Mather back in the women’s game

Mather has held a number of coaching roles including as Head Coach of Wasps FC Ladies between 2001 and 2004, taking the team to back-to-back Premiership titles. She’s guided the London Irish AASE Squad [Advanced Apprenticeship and Sporting Excellence] to Plate Winners and South League Winners. She’s also a former Back’s Coach of the England Women’s Senior team, and coached the England U20 Women to three seasons unbeaten and back-to-back Nations Cup Titles.Read more about Mather back in the women's game

Wallaby squad for RC Tour announced

The latest Wallaby squad has been announced, this time a 30 man squad to cover the upcoming games against South Africa in Pretoria and Argentina in London (England). The squad is: Hookers: James Hanson (Rebels) Tolu Latu* (Waratahs) Stephen Moore (Brumbies) Props: Allan Alaalatoa (Brumbies) Sekope Kepu (Waratahs) Tom Robertson (Waratahs) Scott Sio (Brumbies) James […] The post Wallaby squad for RC Tour announced appeared first on Green and Gold Rugby.

The Curious Case of Chris Ashton

So, a 13 week ban for Chris Ashton for biting the arm of Saints prop Alex Waller at the weekend.Ashton is a strange one. By all accounts a decent bloke and well-liked off the pitch, when he crosses the whitewash onto the field of play he appears to have the seemingly never-ending capacity to behave like a complete an utter wazzock.Whether it’s the ludicrously self-indulgent ‘Ash Splash’, or pulling an opponent’s hair, or being banned for gouging against Ulster, or shouting at the opposition kicker to trying to put him off, or shoving someone in the back, or chewing down on an opponent’s forearm, the list goes on…Saracens are a loyal club and are rallying around their errant player.”There is one rule for Chris Ashton and one rule for every other professional rugby player in England,” says former Sarries CEO Edward Griffiths.Sorry, Eddie, but that’s utter bollocks – there comes a time when you have to stop excusing a player’s lack of self discipline and read him the riot act.If not now, when?

Double BITING allegations get Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks

Chris Ashton has been banned for no less than 13 weeks following two biting incidents that took place in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend. The Saracens winger appeared before a RFU disciplinary panel last night, charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship. The England winger was cited for allegedly biting Alex Waller of Northampton Saints on not one but two separate occasions, the first happening in the 24th minute and the second a minute later

Chris Ashton handed a 13-week ban

Saracens have been dealt a major blow in their Aviva Premiership campaign as England international Chris Ashton has been banned for 13 weeks following the two biting incidents with Northampton Saints prop Alex Waller during the recent clash between the two sides last weekend.

Former All Black Charles Piutau sparks dazzling 95m try

Former All Black Charles Piutau is in dazzling form for his Ulster team. The 24-year old former Blues and Auckland utility back has linked up with the Irish club after a stint in England with Wasps. READ MORE: * Piutau wants “another crack” at ABs * Piutau off to Wasps before joining Ulster