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Brian Dick brings your all the latest Rugby Union news and comment in his Birmingham Post column, RugbyTalk.


See Martin Johnson train with Vélo Birmingham cyclists for Business 100 Challenge

Vélo Birmingham is sold out but you can still enter the 100 mile sportive Business Challenge - see how here

Richard Moon preparing to give a radio commentary at Twickenham.

Midland Lawyer takes on commentary role for Rugby World Cup

World Cup commentary role for ex-England rugby ace turned lawyer Richard Moon

Wasps have moved to Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Wasps issues retail bond to become one of world's richest rugby clubs

The Coventry club is to launch a retail bond listed on the London Stock Exchange

Former England rugby player Brian Moore

Brian Moore announced as speaker for Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

The England hooker, who made 64 test appearances for his country during his eight-year playing career, will join more than 500 guests at the event on March 19 at the International Convention Centre

Manu Tuilagi of England is tackled by Jamie Roberts of Wales

Will BT rip Six Nations away from BBC's grasp?

The new four-year contract, worth £40 million a year, runs until 2017, but since the BBC and Home Nations agreed this deal, BT Sport has emerged as a serious, cash-rich player in the sports rights field.

Villa Park which plays host to two matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2015 to boost Birmingham by £56m

New report from tournament organisers put figure on economic benefit to city as Villa Park plays host to brace of matches

Cecil William Boyle: an incredible life which led him to Warwickshire

Cecil William Boyle, who only lived to the age of 48, played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket before a rather more unfortunate feat

Wasps' captain James Haskell

Land Rover unveiled as Wasps' new sponsor

The Midland car-maker said the new deal would complement its existing sponsorship deal with Coventry Rugby Football Club

University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham to host South Africa during 2015 Rugby World Cup

Sutton Coldfield RFC also chosen as a base by tournament organisers and will welcome Romania and Somoa

Bees are all abuzz about Moseley name-change plan

Moseley's plan to change their name has received a mixed reaction from some of the region’s leading rugby officials.

Bristol's Director of Rugby Andy Robinson

Olly Robinson hoping to impress his harshest critic of all

Olly Robinson is targeting a first team place at big-spending Bristol next term.

Chris Pennell

Pennell a beacon of light in sorry Warriors season

There hasn’t been much to cheer about at Sixways this season but some people deserve recognition for their achievements over the last 12 months so rugby correspondent Brian Dick hands out a few awards. Some coveted, others less so.

Dean Ryan

Worcester Warriors down but not out after relegation blow

Worcester will be further away from the Premiership's top six next season but in many ways they will actually be closer to it because of the changes Ryan and the board have made.

Olly Robinson is one of a number of quality players Moseley will now have to do without

Exodus leaves Kevin Maggs at square one once again

Kevin Maggs worked tirelessly to provide Moseley with a team worthy of Championship status.

Matt Williams was player of the season and scored two of the best tries

Brian Dick chooses this season's Moseley RFC highlights

This has been an anxiety-free season and it must be cherished as such because there’s no guarantee when the next one will be along.

Moseley players celebrate with the EDF Energy National Trophy after their victory over Leeds

The day Moseley broke charmless Leeds' hearts

Moseley head to Nottingham tomorrow looking to take another step towards a highest ever finish in the 12-team Championship.

Craig Voisey celebrates scoring.

Moseley players sharing a landmark weekend

Craig Voisey might not be the first Moseley player to bring up a century of appearances this season but his landmark match will be one that lives in everyone's memory.

Jonny Wilkinson lifts the Heineken Cup for Toulon

Clamour to get on board big earners' bandwagon

European rugby's re-organisation has come about with one thing in mind...getting a slice of the riches enjoyed for so long by their footballing cousins

Jake Abbott of Worcester Warriors

Jake: Future looks bright despite imminent drop

Jake Abbott is confident in Dean Ryan's long-term vision to revamp Worcester Warriors.

Regionalisation produces tasty derbies, but clubs are concerned opposition standards will slip

More regionalisation is wrong road for rugby

The National Leagues are up in arms about proposed changes to the league structure from level three downwards.

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Editor (Agenda and Business)
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