For years now (generations), rugby clubs and their social clubs have been synonymously linked, but perhaps now would be a good time to question if there are valid, commercial and sustainable logic behind the reasons for the practice.
The argument goes that rugby guys like a beer after the game, so why not have the rugby club run its’ own bar so the money is kept in the rugby club rather to some local hostelry who will keep the profit for itself.
In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research — a campaign with echoes of Big Tobacco’s fight to deny the connection between smoking and lung cancer.
In a bid to assess the health of Club rugby in Scotland, I’ve started to review where Club youth sections are at. This is building on the work last season to monitor match fulfillment rates in youth & schools and senior 1st xvs.
Motion 1 at the SRU AGM failed to meet the 2/3rds majority required for it to be implemented, but it’s a bit disingenious to say the only reason it fell was due to the word “determination” in respect of the Boards powers to change the leagues and, international tickets.
Whilst we’ve been holding our breath this week waiting for the official announcement that two South African teams are joining the Pro 12/13/14 competition, we’ve had plenty to keep us occupied with stories coming out of Murrayfield (whether from official or unofficial sources).
The annual report is produced by the RSPB, BTO and the WWT as well as a number of statutory nature conservation agencies – Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Natural England (NE), the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland (DAERA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). Continue reading State of the UK’s Birds – 2016