Rugby News Ceases Publication After 90 Years: Focus Now On Website

by Jim Davis (Proprietor/Editor) - A rugby icon since 1923, Rugby News has ceased publication due to changes in advertising support and direction. The 2013 issues are the last to be printed. It is simply a case of revenue vs costs, the changing times in rugby and the changes in the media landscape. To put it mildly, I am gutted... not for me, but for that wonderful, much loved man of rugby, Eric Spilsted who asked that I continue Rugby News before he passed away  on September 11, 2004. There is a bright side Eric. The Rugby News name and banner will continue with the Rugby News website: Before any stick throwing, I would like to make it clear that Rugby Ne
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