Lessons from the Rugby World Cup

The woes of the Rugby World Cup for England can have a positive effect as well. For instance, it is definitely acting as a positive force to keep the England team moving towards a victorious or a competitive finish at least.

The scrum battle that has ensued as the England and Australian team have taken off in the Test matches, what remains to be seen is who will emerge victorious this time. Last year the home grounds saw the England team face defeat in the hands of the Australian team.

Gloucester Sign Andrew Symons

The Gloucester team might not have been able to get a qualifying position for the Champions Cup this year but the club has been scouting around in the transfer market. It has not remained idle and news is rife that Andrew Symons would be joining this team as opposed to joining London Irish that was slated to happen.

There had been rumors that Andrew would be joining the London Irish team. As it often happens, rumors are ripe in the market till a transfer finally takes place. That is when the final truth comes out. In this case Gloucester has been able to bag the talents of Andrew Symons for the upcoming season while London Irish has to scout around for another talent now. When the previous season was drawing to a close it was rumored that Andrew would be joining London Irish from Worcester.

Gloucester Wins Over Sale Sharks

The Gloucester team might not have the director’s ideal team when they started out, but the triumph they secured at the Aviva Premiership against Sale Sharks is something that the team has not been able to acquire since the year 2001.

Hence, it is definitely something to celebrate for the team. The team members were not without ads as most members were afflicted with injuries.

Gloucester To Make Competitive Offers

This year Gloucester rugby club will remain aggressive in collecting fine players from the market and sprucing up their skills for the season coming up. The CEO of the team is confident of their competitive rates in attracting potential fine players in the market.

The transfer market being open, Gloucester will remain competitive in it even though they have not been able to retain a top position in Europe this year. Stephen Vaughan is confident of signing up some key players for the squad. He is working on the same with the director of rugby for the team, David Humphreys.

Ospreys show extent of Tipuric's concussion

Justin Tipuric was taken out from the arena during Wales' Six Nations win against Italy after falling during a line-out. The extent of the rigorousness of the head injury Justin Tipuric got when he fell out of a line-out during Wales’ Six Nations win against Italy has become clear.

After that mishap, he was taken to a hospital. The incident took place on 19th March. And, a week later, he was still not able to watch TV for any length of time as it was triggering a headache. However, the 26 year old player, who landed on his head, did not damage his sight.

Coventry denies 'poison club' situation

Tom Coventry, the London Irish chief coach, suggests that the club is not at all falling apart as they confront three matches to avoid relegation from Premiership. Irish endured a 30-15 loss against Sale later on Saturday to leave them still 4 points afloat at the bottom.

The Exiles confront fellow strugglers Newcastle away later in a match which might decide who goes down. Speaking to BBC Sport, Coventry said that things are not just going right for them at this point of time and they require everything to do that.