COVID-19

Grassroots rugby in Scotland one year on: “We just can’t wait to be back on the pitch again”

It is exactly a year since community clubs in Scotland last played a competitive fixture - and now they are itching to get up and running again as soon as possible.
15 March 2021

Charlie Beckett Column: Be kind, look out for each other, and let’s get through this together

In his latest column for Talking Rugby Union, Charlie Beckett discusses why reaching out and connecting with people will be so important as we enter a third national lockdown.
7 January 2021

Pat Lam on how Bristol Bears have dealt with Premiership's Covid-19 disruption

With Covid having reared its ugly head this winter, Pat Lam explains how his team have been affected by Harlequins’ positive Covid tests and why his side are still able to play Newcastle Falcons.
31 December 2020

Ethan Waller Column: The Future of Rugby

In his latest column for Talking Rugby Union, Worcester Warriors prop Ethan Waller discusses the future of rugby and his insight into how the game is working.
14 October 2020

Exclusive: George Oram – ‘Teams are surviving on their bones’

As he continues his search for a new club, former Coventry lock George Oram spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about being an out of contract Championship player.
18 August 2020

Altrincham Kersal: The rugby club which is helping to feed the community

The Altrincham Kersal Community Kitchen, set-up by the North One West club, is providing meals for its local community as well as NHS front line workers.
13 May 2020

Mike Friday: Rugby still has a fantastic opportunity to grow in America

Speaking on the latest Talking Rugby Union Podcast, Mike Friday spoke about how he is managing the USA Sevens side from afar, USA Rugby’s recent bankruptcy and how he thinks this period could be used to redevelop the sevens series in order to make it more sustainable for the future.
26 April 2020

Social distancing innovations that rugby clubs will need to consider

With COVID-19 having a profound effect on the entertainment and sports industries, CEO of Harkness Screens, Mark Ashcroft, spoke to sports and entertainment journalist Joe Harvey about how cinema’s, sporting events and concerts could get back to normal when social distancing efforts around the world begin to decrease.
25 April 2020