On Thursday, in Manchester, Brisbane Broncos chief Wayne Bennett has been unveiled as the new coach of the England rugby league team.
He will also continue his existing role in the NRL. Bennett is the 3rd Australian to coach one of the top England national squads with his fellow compatriot Eddie Jones in charge of the rugby union team and Trevor Bayliss in-charge of the cricket teams.
The sixty-six year old Australian stated that he would not be happy unless the sports become one of the dominant games in the world. He stated that this is a great product. He wants people to talk about rugby and get a bit of passion going. If people do not talk about the national team or the players in hotels, coffee shops and offices, then it is a problem.
Since the announcement, sales of tickets for England’s next game against New Zealand have through the roof, with www.liverugbytickets.co.uk also reporting record numbers of requests after the match was confirmed a sell-out. There are reasons to be optimistic.
Wayne Bennett has a great influence in making both New Zealand and Australia the top 2 teams in the world. The performance of these two teams has gone through magnificent improvement in recent years.
Bennett added that he was not surprised about England’s poor run earlier. He added that for a long time England had wrong people in responsibility at various stages and they had taken many poor decisions. They went through a lot of coaches and players and it does not work. The best organizations are ones that have good stability. He also praised his predecessor. He said that Steve has done a great job in the past few years.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby is not worried about the fitness of flanker Francois Louw, despite the player hobbling off the field with an injury in his ankle during the club’s 44-23 demolition of the London Irish last weekend.
Paul James, the prop for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby has stated that he has no issues with referee Martin Fox showing him a yellow card and sending him to the sin bin in the club’s 43-25 at the hands of the Northampton Saints over the weekend.
Mike Ford, the head coach of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby has hailed the performance of his fearsome forward players for their win against the London Wasps at Adams Park this weekend.
Ford heaped praise on the club’s forward as the club picked up their first win over the London Wasps at their home in five years and with their 25-8 success on Sunday.
Jonathan Joseph just cannot wait to begin pre-season training with the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby but the player also has excitement of being a part of the England team for their Tour of South America before that.
The centre for the London Irish is among nine new signings who will be making the move to The Recreation Ground ahead of the new 2013-14 season and the player admits that the excitement of getting to start all over again is giving him goose bumps.
Toby Booth, the first team coach of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby has admitted that his side just wasn’t good enough after they were dumped out of the European Challenge Cup by Stade Francais, rather unceremoniously.
The French outfit that is a part of the Top 14 was head and shoulders above the Aviva Premiership club in the contest and registered a handsome 36-20 margin victory in front of the Bath support at their home at The Rec to book their place in the semi finals of the Amlin Cup.
For a player, who, it seems has the whole world at his feet Kyle Eastmond is a player who seems to be extremely grounded, and that is something very refreshing.
The back who plays for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby is only into his first full season with the cub since he switched codes from the Rugby League to the Rugby Union has also been given recognition for what he has done in his short few months as a Rugby Union player by being given a call up to the England Saxons squad.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Bath Rugby has denied that they do not have any deal in place with the Leicester Tigers to sign fly half George Ford in the summer.
According to a report in the Leicester Mercury, talks for a new contract between the England under-20 international and his club have broken down over various demands that were not released but the report also mentioned that the youngster has already agreed a deal to sign with Bath, where Mike Ford, his father is a first team coach.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club Bath Rugby have tied up a new deal with Good Energy and are set to be powered by them, it was announced after the deal with the Chippenham based firm was confirmed last night.
The team from Bath has been playing one of the best forms of rugby in the Premiership and is keeping the flag of England flying high in the European Amlin Challenge Cup as well, and this new deal sees them increase their marketing value and flex their commercial muscles as well.