The AGM is not the only big event happening in Scottish Rugby this weekend, as the new season as good as gets underway.
The competitive season begins on 18th August with Shield & Bowl games, but there are several pre-season friendlies this Saturday and next.
As a result, it’s time for Weegie Rugby to wake from it’s summer hiatus – here’s some of the games coming up.
A quick round-up on each ofthe Nations and a few “other issues2 coming out of the tournament
Continue reading 2018 6 Nations Review
Piece put together for the WeegieRugby blog asking the question about the health of rugby in Scotland at a grassroots level.
Looking at West 1, 2 and 3, there’s plenty of challenge at the top and bottom of the leagues, but the number of unfulfilled games in these leagues and in the West Regional leagues, suggest that things are far from healthy. Continue reading There’s Plenty of Competition – But What is the Health of the Grassroots Game
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.
Continue reading Is Selling Beer A Sustainable Way to Fund Rugby Clubs
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).
Continue reading A Funding Conundrum for Scottish Semi-pro Rugby
It’s make or break time for pro rugby across the world, with the first battlelines being drawn around the Pro 12 playing field. Continue reading Make or Break Time for Pro Rugby
More than 70 doctors and health experts have written to the British government calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby games.
They warn of a high risk of serious injury among under-18s and said schools should move to touch rugby and non-contact rugby.
Continue reading Call to ban contact rugby in UK schools
Over the next few months a new programme of coaching workshops are being delivered across the country, to provide technical and tactical updates on specific areas of the game. The workshops are: Continue reading Rugby Coaching Workshops