The Wallabies coach Michael Cheika opines that Australia rugby needs higher intensity for them to attain that innovative tag they were known for.

The coach agrees with former Wallaby Rod Kafer who tasked the team on finding the right mechanism to succeed in the game today.

Kafer made the comments after being appointed into the coaching development position at Australian Rugby Union. Kafer said Australian sides were known for their innovation and creativity but that they were now too structured and predictable.

“The key from that attack perspective is more about the speed and intensity of it as well, being able to deliver that creativity at high speed,” Cheika said. Continue reading AUSTRALIA RUGBY CREATIVITY NEED MORE INTENSITY

England Rugby Players Could Go On Strike

The top rugby players of England of the season could down tools over the length and fixture congestion, this Damian Hopley the union boss has said.

After Joe Marler and Billy Vunipola who voiced their doubts over proposals to shove the Six Nations into six weeks, chief executive of Rugby Player’s Association Hopley is the latest one intervenes into the debate. Continue reading England Rugby Players Could Go On Strike

Rio Ferdinand States His Opinion For An EU Referendum

One of the voices that are stating their opinions as the EU referendum is on the way is Rio Ferdinand.

Being a former star player and ex captain of England, he says that the referendum is definitely urging him to take a stand and that is for Britain to remain part of the EU and not a separate nation. It is bigger than fighting for the Labor or the Conservative parties. His view is that, the world will change in which kids will grow up and find opportunities to live thrive and pursue different careers. That would be affected if the referendum saw Britain, separating from EU.

Though there are people who are in favor of Britain being a separate nation, being part of the EU makes sense for Rio Ferdinand. He states that the world will change in which his kid will grow up. Continue reading Rio Ferdinand States His Opinion For An EU Referendum

Pulver Faces Grilling Of The Senate

Union chief of Australian Rugby, Bill Pulver faced aggressive questioning during a Senate hearing where it was advocated that the Melbourne Rebels had got over double the Western Force funding before the axing of the latter from the Super Rugby competition (SBC).

The hearing title was the “Future of rugby union in Australia”; however, the hearing was dominated primarily, by an issue, which related to the latest decision to dump the Force.

In the last three years, Force got funding of the least amount five teams of Australia and the most the Rebels, Linda Reynolds, the WA Liberal Senator, told the hearing, citing the statements of ARU.

The fund included the amount of $33 million to the Rebels, on the other hand, Force received the fund of just $15 million, she said. In addition, the Rebels also had a loan written-off of $13 million by the ARU, at the time when this franchise was bought by businessman Andrew Cox for $1 in the year 2015 before, giving its responsibility to the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) this year.

Senator Reynolds told “Look at this, the Force has received the least amount of grants of these Super Rugby in comparison to any other team.”

In Pulver said that he does not have the trust on the figures of Senator Reynolds, which she said was shocking as he was the chief executive of the governing body. After some time, the questioning turned heated when Pulver clearly refused to disclose about the deals or support that were done with the Cox and Rebels declaring it a confidential agreement.

Pulver, who spoke to disgruntled Force fans briefly who turned for the hearing, he said the committee of the Senate was mocking him about that, on the other hand, Rachel Siewert, the Greens Senator said she was stunned hearing these words of him.

Rio Ferdinand predictions on table

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has predicted that both Arsenal and Liverpool will miss out on the Champions League qualification next season.

If this is the case, this will be the first time since the arrival of Arsene Wenger that the Gunners will not be participating in the Champions League.

In his opinion, it will be Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs that will qualify for the Champions League. He believes that Arsenal and Liverpool are too inconsistent at the moment to make it in the top four.

Rio Ferdinand said that Chelsea has been magnificent since the start of the season and that there is no doubt that they will be Champion at the end of the season. However, he is not so sure on the ranking of the teams that will be below them.

At the moment Tottenham Hotspurs seem to be the team that is in form, and he believes that the ranking will be determined by the results in the direct games opposing the teams. Continue reading Rio Ferdinand predictions on table