Scotland coach Townsend extends contract until 2021

Gregor Townsend took charge of Scotland last year Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has extended his contract until 2021. Assistant coach Matt Taylor has also signed a new three-year deal, while attack coach Mike Blair has agreed a new contract until 2020. Townsend took over from Vern Cotter last year and has secured nine victories […]

Johnson gets backdated six-month ban after taking wife’s dietary supplement

Ashley Johnson claimed that he mistook his wife’s fat burner for his own, legal supplement Wasps forward Ashley Johnson will be available for the start of the Premiership season despite receiving a six-month ban for failing a drugs test. The 32-year-old convinced an independent panel that he mistakenly consumed his wife’s dietary supplement before failing […]

A man you wanted on your side – SAS founder & Lions great Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne

Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne was a decorated soldier and accomplished rugby player Robert Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne was a British Army soldier from Newtownards, County Down and a founding member of the Special Air Service (SAS). During World War Two he became one of the British Army’s most highly decorated soldiers and was controversially denied a […]