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England Autumn Internationals squad: Ford and Vunipola brothers absent as Gloucester’s Atkinson is named

George Ford, Jamie George and Mako and Billy Vunipola are all notable absentees from Eddie Jones’ England squad for the upcoming autumn internationals, while uncapped Gloucester centre Mark Atkinson is a richly deserved inclusion in the side. Embed from Getty Images The 31-year-old is not the only uncapped call-up, with Sale scrum-half Raffi Quirke, Northampton […]

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Every Premiership side’s most embarrassing defeat after Bath’s record loss to Saracens

Following Bath Rugby’s comprehensive thrashing to Saracens at The Rec yesterday, Park Life Sport rugby correspondent Nathan Russell reflects on each Premiership side’s record defeat, and why each club’s fans would prefer to forget these particular games. Bath – 71-17 to Saracens (October 2021) Embed from Getty Images What better way to kick off this […]

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Gloucester Rugby head coach George Skivington admitted “harsh reality” he’s experienced since his appointment

Ahead of their clash with the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday George Skivington explained the biggest things he’s learned during his time as head coach: “I’ve learnt a huge amount, I think there is genuinely loads I’ve learnt. The reality of how quickly you can put plans in place, you obviously spend a […]

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Opinion | Warren Gatland will pick Premiership players for the British and Irish Lions – he just doesn’t want to pay for them

It’s an arm wrestle between the clubs and Warren Gatland. They are looking each other in the eye and waiting to see who will blink first.  The Kiwi has said that a block on players from all Premiership clubs, until the competition’s final on June 26, could impact up to 20 selection spots for this […]

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REACTION: Gloucester youngster’s show spirited performance in 59-24 loss to Harlequins

Gloucester Rugby Head Coach George Skivington has praised the attitude of his young side’s performance after a tough 59-24 loss away to Harlequins. The hosts secured a bonus point within half an hour with tries from Luke Northmore, Mike Brown, Cadan Murley and Danny Care leaving the Cherry and Whites stunned. However, they got a […]