DONCASTER Knights’ Paul Cooke believes the new rule being trialled in the Championship Cup could actually leave defenders more vulnerable to injury rather than fulfilling its primary aim of protecting attackers.
ALTHOUGH to outsiders the game against Japan has long been circled as the least interesting of England’s autumn internationals, Ben Youngs says it is now “vital” for the squad’s continued evolution after the near-miss against New Zealand.
FOR a few brief moments, England rookie Sam Underhill not only thought he had scored a match-winning try against the All Blacks but also embarrassed a two-time World Rugby Player of the Year in the process.
A FAMOUS victory over the All Blacks just eluded them but England are already preparing to “smash” Japan with Eddie Jones advising his former team to “pray, pray, pray” ahead of the Twickenham contest.
OWEN FARRELL has taken advice from England legend Will Carling this week but does not need any extra incentive or motivation as the four-year wait to face world champions New Zealand finally ends today.
Rotherham’s most senior councillors are considering a move to tighten the rules around the way sex industry establishments operate in the town – with the intention of safeguarding communities and those who work in the trade.