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Ponton salutes Chick after England U20s’ World Cup triumph

Chick scored one of England’s six tries in a 45-21 win over Ireland during Saturday’s final in Manchester, club-mate Brett Connon coming on from Ireland’s bench to kick a late conversion while fellow Falcon Andrew Davidson featured for Scotland in their historic pool victory over Australia. Chick’s group became the third England team to win the Junior World Championship in the past four years, the 2015 tournament having seen them as losing finalists to New Zealand. Ponton believes their record at age-group level signifies the current health of the English game, saying: “Rugby in this country is in a very good state

Scotland: Five things we learnt from the tour to Japan

Scotland returned from the Far East with a 2-0 series win, but did Vern Cotter’s men emerge in debit or credit? Rory Baldwin passes judgementReady for battle: Japan and Scotland line up ahead the second Test at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo (AFP)1. Will the real Scotland please stand up Disappointingly, we didn’t see much of an identity from Scotland on this …Continue reading »

Nutrition X become Falcons’ official nutrition partner

The partnership will see the Gloucestershire-based brand supply the club products to meet all of the nutritional needs of its squad of players, including current internationals Evan Olmstead (Canada), Vereniki Goneva (Fiji), Jon Welsh (Scotland), Nili Latu and Sonatane Takulua (both Tonga). Joining a stable of partners that include Castleford Tigers, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Widnes Vikings, the new agreement will see the Falcons supplied with products that are batch tested in the Laboratory of Government Chemist’s (LGC) internationally recognised anti-doping laboratory. Regarded to be one of the most specific sports nutrition ranges in the market place, thanks to the vast experience and knowledge of the company’s team of nutritionists, Nutrition X products are certified on the Informed-Sport programme which means they are extensively tested for substances listed on the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances to ensure compliance

Summer Test: Japan 16-21 Scotland

A rundown of what’s hot and what’s not from the second Japan-Scotland TestJump to it: Japan’s Hitoshi Ono battles for possession against Scotland. Photo: Getty ImagesScotland maintained their winning record against Japan with this seventh victory in seven Tests – but it was an error-strewn …Continue reading »

Wales U20 out to prove a point

There are six changes and one positional in the Wales U20 side to take on Scotland in the World Rugby U20 Championship 7th place final tomorrow (Manchester City Academy Stadium, 4.30pm).

Japan make double change

Japan have made two changes from the team that began the first Test for this weekend’s game against Scotland. The post Japan make double change appeared first on

Low gets nod for Japan clash

Exeter Chiefs prop Moray Low will make his first Test start in three years when he lines up for Scotland against Japan this weekend The post Low gets nod for Japan clash appeared first on Exeter Chiefs.

U20 Final Preview: Ireland v England

They were also-rans in this year’s Under 20 Six Nations, but now England and Ireland are going head-to-head in Saturday’s World Rugby U20 Championship final. We talked to Will Evans and Jacob Stockdale ahead of the big game.Good Evans: Will Evans on the charge for England U20 v Scotland. (Photo: Getty Images)Ireland’s Under 20 side have already made history this month, becoming the first team from their nation to reach the …Continue reading »