What’s in The Rugby Paper: 31/03/24

What's in The Rugby Paper: 31/03/24


Time is running out for the RFU’s new Professional Game Partnership (PGP) to be agreed, and you can find the latest progress after a meeting between Championship clubs earlier this week in The Rugby Paper on Easter Sunday.

After his side recently won the Premiership Cup involving allt those Championship clubs, Gloucester head coach George Skivington hands high praise to his centre Max Llewellyn, one of the stars of that tournament who he sees as a key man for Wales this summer.

To another cup competition, Johann van Graan reveals Bath will go all guns blazing for their Champions Cup tie with Exeter Chiefs next weekend.

While Chiefs boss Rob Baxter has warned opposition defences that his young star winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso will only get better with age.

Though the medical student is no longer the subject of a tug and war between England and Wales, the two sides’ national teams clash in round two of the Women’s Six Nations along with Scotland and France. They’ll be reports from both those games and a preview of Ireland vs Italy across our pages.

In our Red Roses Column Rosie Galligan reveals how her tumultuous start to her rugby career that was ridden with adversity has made her into the player she is today.

Ardie Savea warns England’s men that they’ll have to be on their game in June when they meet Japan in their summer tour, with the All Black blown away by the quality of Japanese rugby during his time in the nation’s Rugby League One.

Another export to that league, Charles Piutau, gives his take on the Freddie Steward vs George Furbank debate for the England 15 jersey.

Furbank will miss out this weekend with a calf problem, but his Saints host Saracens on Friday night with Steward’s Leicester heading to Newcastle at the same time. We’ll have reports from every Premiership and United Rugby Championship game this weekend – save for a preview provided for Sale vs Exeter on Sunday.

Our weekly features include an interview with Northampton winger Toby Cousins, who discusses building on five starts for U20s Six Nations winners England as our Young Gun, while Coventry and former Exeter hooker Jordan Poole selects a Dream Team of the best individuals he has played with or against.

Former Scotland, Glasgow, Wasps and Harlequins fly-half Ruaridh Jackson talks about his career in My Life in Rugby, and don’t miss the latest transfer news on the Blindside with deadlines closing in for next season’s contract negotiations to be finalised.


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