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 […]

England men into World Cup Sevens semi-finals

England players celebrate Phil Burgess’ late try against the USA England men will face South Africa in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens after defeating hosts USA 24-19 in San Francisco. Phil Burgess scored a golden try in extra time at AT&T Park to send England through to the last four where they […]

England shocked by Ireland in Rugby World Cup Sevens

Ireland won the Women’s Trophy final against Russia during the Paris Sevens in June England women have been knocked out of the main competition at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, beaten 19-14 by Ireland. Defeat saw England go into the Challenge competition, where they beat Mexico 59-0 in the quarter-finals, with the winners of that […]