At the close of 2016 it was Lancashire RFU who further innovated with the introduction of the Lancashire Royals and in the run up to the 2017 Junior Championship to be held in Georgia; TalkingRugbyUnion will follow Lancashire U20’s progress.
In the third round of the World Rugby U20 Championship at the Manchester City Academy Stadium, Ireland trounced Georgia while Scotland and South Africa managed victories against Italy and France respectively.
The second round of games in the World Rugby U20 on Saturday at the at the Manchester City Academy Stadium saw thrilling encounter between Wales and Georgia, Ireland pulling of an upset against New Zealand and England dominating Scotland.
The opening day of the World Rugby U20 Championship threw up a number of surprises, shocks, and statements writes Lewis Hughes as he recaps all the action from the first round of games at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Clermont Auvergne and Georgia international Viktor Kolelishvili has been suspended for a total of 14 weeks following an incident which saw the flanker push referee Wayne Barnes during Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture against the Ospreys.
Octavian Morariu has led calls for the Six Nations to consider expanding the tournament in order to give emerging European nations such as Georgia and Romania greater exposure to international rugby at the highest level.
World Rugby has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Breakthrough Player of the Year 2015 award, with the winner set to be revealed at the World Rugby Awards dinner at Battersea Evolution, London, on 1 November.
Georgia alongside Japan won our hearts. Out the blocks quickly; Georgia beat Tonga, frustrated giants New Zealand, Argentina and ground out a scrappy win over Namibia which allowed them to secure third