A Letter to BT Sport

@BenNurse8 The relationship between fans and the media has long been a complicated and tense affair. Fans frequently go after various broadcasters and pundits for any opinion which infringes on their personal agenda while the media, although bound by professionalism, often let on that sometimes they wish fans didn’t exist. However the relationship is oneContinue reading “A Letter to BT Sport”

The Premiership’s Top 5 Signings of 2021

The 2021/22 Premiership season started last weekend and many of the league’s new stars were on show. It has been a busy summer transfer window in the Premiership with Worcester, Northampton, Wasps and Leicester among others spending big and making headlines with new recruits. This gave me the perfect idea to rank my favourite 5Continue reading “The Premiership’s Top 5 Signings of 2021”

The Best Rugby Club in Every English County

Twitter: BenNurse8 English rugby is a wild landscape of various hotbeds and epicentre’s. Whether or not the regions are represented equally in English rugby there is no doubt that every region of England loves rugby, a vast reach and connection which is only reflected in one, maybe two other sports in this country, however rugby’sContinue reading “The Best Rugby Club in Every English County”

Ranking Every Premiership Fly Half From 1-13

Fly Half is seen by many in the rugby world as the most important position on the pitch. Nicknamed the ‘pivot’, the number 10 acts as a link between the backs and forwards and often makes headlines as the primary kicker on the team, both in open play and for goal. Many of the gamesContinue reading “Ranking Every Premiership Fly Half From 1-13”

The Regional Disparity in English Rugby

By Ben Nurse Rugby prides itself on being a game for all shapes and sizes and for every type of person. A game that transcends occupation and ethnicity to unite everyone under one mutual passion. Every region in England loves rugby equally but unfortunately rugby doesn’t love the regions equally. The regional distribution of professionalContinue reading “The Regional Disparity in English Rugby”

My Favourite Premiership Teams Ever

Twitter: BenNurse8 I am seemingly in a niche minority among rugby fans as i am far from partisan or monogamous with one single club and i tend to go through phases of supporting clubs that i enjoy watching as an impartial neutral whether it be due to their cast of characters or exciting brand ofContinue reading “My Favourite Premiership Teams Ever”

Using Statistics to Find the Best Rugby Player Ever

Rugby is uniquely different from other major sports in that it is hard to measure how good a player is in relation to his peers. In nearly all other sports there is a single statistic that can more or less be used to compare players, goals in football, runs/wickets in cricket, points in basketball, homerunsContinue reading “Using Statistics to Find the Best Rugby Player Ever”

What if the Premiership was split into Regions?

A lot has been made of the future of the English Premiership and specifically it’s format after recent rumours that a ringfenced, 14-team Premiership is imminent. But what about the hypothetical possibility that England follows in the footsteps of it’s Western neighbours, Wales and Ireland, and create a a 4-team league based on regions? ThisContinue reading “What if the Premiership was split into Regions?”

Rugby’s Understudies

Written by Ben Nurse – https://twitter.com/BenNurse8 and Olly Wallace: https://twitter.com/LastWordOlly The traditional career path for an international rugby player is to come into the squad as a young player and work up through the reserves and the bench and become a starter. Players will sit behind a more experienced player in the pecking order andContinue reading “Rugby’s Understudies”

The Transition to Position-less Rugby

The rugby community loves to laugh at Eddie Jones’ comments about ‘hybrid players’ after he famously suggested that Jack Nowell could play flanker or that Ben Curry could play scrum half. However, behind the satirical and sarcastic façade there is far more truth to Eddie’s theories than first appears. The way that modern rugby isContinue reading “The Transition to Position-less Rugby”