Planet Rugby

In December 2015, I was recommended by the then-Lancashire Rugby press officer Peter Elliott, to Planet Rugby’s Colin Newboult, who was looking for writers to cover matches on a weekly basis.

Each week I’m allocated games and have to submit the match report as soon after the final whistle as possible. Below are all the reports I’ve written for the site for the 2016/17 season. My reports from the previous campaign can be seen here.

I stopped writing for Planet Rugby in February 2017 after they cancelled the contract with all of their Premiership and Champions Cup writers due to budget cuts.

Some articles may contain editorial mistakes that were beyond my control.

2016/17 Season

Ospreys vs Zebre – 2nd September, 2016
Leinster vs Treviso – 2nd September, 2016
Bath vs Newcastle Falcons – 10th September, 2016
Leicester Tigers vs Wasps – 10th September, 2016
Ospreys vs Treviso – 17th September, 2016
Exeter Chiefs vs Bristol – 23rd September, 2016
Munster vs Edinburgh – 24th September, 2016
Cardiff Blues vs Zebre – 24th September, 2016
Bristol vs Saracens – 30th September, 2016
Newport Gwent Dragons vs Glasgow Warriors – 30th September, 2016

Bath vs Sale Sharks – 7th October, 2016
Saracens vs Scarlets – 22nd October, 2016
Ulster vs Exeter Chiefs – 22nd October, 2016
Glasgow Warriors vs Treviso – 28th October, 2016
Northampton Chiefs vs Gloucester – 28th October, 2016

Zebre vs Leinster – 5th November, 2016
Scarlets vs Leinster – 22nd November, 2016

Gloucester vs Bristol – 3rd December, 2016
Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints – 3rd December, 2016
Toulon vs Scarlets – 11th December, 2016
Exeter Chiefs vs Bordeaux-Begles – 11th December, 2016
Bordeaux-Begles vs Exeter Chiefs – 17th Decemeber, 2016
Leicester Tigers vs Munster – 17th December, 2016
Ulster vs Connacht – 23rd December, 2016
Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks – 23rd December, 2016
Treviso vs Glasgow Warriors – 31st December, 2016
Bath vs Exeter Chiefs – 31st December, 2016

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Treviso – 6th January, 2017
Leinster vs Zebre – 6th January, 2017
Northampton Saints vs Castres – 14th January, 2017
Wasps vs Toulouse – 14th January, 2017

Munster vs Edinburgh – 3rd February, 2017
Treviso vs Leinster – 12th February, 2017
Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps – 12th February, 2017
Cardiff Blues vs Treviso – 18th February, 2017
Ulster vs Glasgow Warriors–  18th February, 2017
Bath vs Harlequins – 18th February, 2017
Leicester Tigers vs Harlequins – 24th February, 2017
Munster vs Scarlets – 24th February, 2017
Saracens vs Sale Sharks – 25th February, 2017
Northampton Saints vs Worcester Warriors – 25th February, 2017
Exeter Chiefs vs Newcastle Falcons – 25th February, 2017