Jolly Hog now listed in Ocado and Sainsbury’s

Our good friends at The Jolly Hog are proud to announce following on from the huge success of their four varieties of sausage with Ocado, they are launching the latest tasty addition to the family. Jolly Good Bacon. That’s right bacon…the most loved of all foods. And not just any bacon; dry cured, smoked back […]


Restart Rugby supports Urban Rugby Squad in first Community Initiative

Launched in partnership with BT Sport’s The Supporters Club and Premiership Rugby, the URBAN RUGBY SQUAD will engage 1,000 young people from non-traditional rugby communities across England. On 15th June a ground-breaking new initiative was launched that will see young people aged 14-16 from disadvantaged communities across England given the opportunity to participate in regular […]

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Shane Monahan: The Rugby Artist

Handing someone a painted portrait of themselves isn’t normally associated with your average Secret Santa gift but for Gloucester’s Shane Monahan it was the moment that kick-started a whole new chapter. The Dublin-born winger was halfway through his first season at Gloucester when he picked out England rugby legend Mike Tindall in the club’s annual […]


Boyde keen to help young players succeed

“As an academy player you have to accept the stark reality that not everyone will make it in professional rugby and not everyone will make the big bucks. Therefore get yourself to networking events while you’re young and start making those contacts.


Charlie Amesbury: Seeking Sanctuary

As summer holidays go a trip to a Sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica isn’t your average package deal, but for Biology student Charlie Amesbury it was the perfect place to prepare for his final exams. The former Harlequins, Newcastle Falcons, Sale Sharks and now Bristol winger completed a degree in Biology at Manchester University in […]

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RPA Entrepreneurs Club with London Welsh and Nine Feet Tall

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) recently teamed up with business and management consultants, Nine Feet Tall, to deliver the very first ‘RPA Entrepreneurs Club’ to a large and enthusiastic group of London Welsh players. Organised as part of the RPA Player Development Programme, London Welsh were treated to an hour long interactive seminar at their […]


Spencer Davey: Starting Storm Fitness

Spending time in the gym is an integral part of a professional rugby player’s routine and for many you either love it or hate it. Former Bath and Newcastle Falcons’ centre, Spencer Davey, was one of those who loved it. Following his retirement from rugby in 2010 he went on to set-up Storm Fitness, an […]


Will James: A new chapter

Not many people have to retire at the age of 37 but that is what happens if you are a professional rugby player. Will James is now embarking on the next chapter of his life and career having been a star on the pitch as a player and as a leader of players off the […]


Taking to the airwaves

As rugby players you will be more than familiar with being in front of a microphone conducting interviews for television and radio, but have you ever considered what life behind the microphone would be like? Well current London Irish players Topsy Ojo, Jebb Sinclair, Tomas O’Leary and former Exile Ian Gough were recently given the […]


Mike Blair: Media Mogul

He’s Scotland’s most capped scrum half and is one of Edinburgh’s favourite sons. He has captained his country and represented the British & Irish Lions during the 2009 tour to South Africa. He has played at and home and abroad and now Mike Blair finds himself plying his trade in the Aviva Premiership for the […]