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Josh Raisey

A RugbyPass journalist based in London. Having worked in football and cricket previously, he has found his home with rugby. 

Saints sign 'unbelievably physical' 6ft 8in, 138kg lock from NFL IPPP

Northampton Saints have announced the signing of former Coventry lock George Smith.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 7:22

Bok greats pick best XV to face Ireland with 8 changes from Wales win

South Africa got their 2024 underway with a 41-13 win over a depleted Wales at Twickenham on Saturday, but it was not a match wher…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 5:26

Michael Cheika named new Leicester Tigers head coach

Leicester Tigers have named former Australia and Argentina coach Michael Cheika as their new head coach.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
27 Jun 2024, 2:41

Callum Hunter-Hill joins Saracens exodus

Callum Hunter-Hill has become the latest player to confirm their departure from Saracens this summer after five seasons in London.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 11:25

Leicester Tigers scrum coach follows Dan McKellar out the door

Leicester Tigers scrum coach Dan Palmer has left the club just days after head coach Dan McKellar was sacked.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 9:50

Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi one of two to join South African rivals

Fresh from their United Rugby Championship final defeat, the Bulls have announced the signing of winger Aphiwe Dyantyi and flanker…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 9:16

Rassie Erasmus fires back at Racing 92 owner over Siya Kolisi remarks

It seemed unlikely that Racing 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti was going to be able to publicly criticise Siya Kolisi without facing som…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 8:04

Stade Francais unveil huge overhaul with 12 exits and 9 signings

Just days after having their hopes of a Top 14 title dashed at the hands of Bordeaux-Begles in the semi-finals, Stade Francais hav…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
26 Jun 2024, 5:35

Sam Matavesi joins list of veterans to leave Premiership champions

Northampton Saints have confirmed the departure of Fiji hooker Sam Matavesi with immediate effect to "pursue a playing opportunity…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 11:22

Oyonnax ramp up recruitment drive by signing URC golden boot winner

Oyonnax have swiftly followed the signing of Scotland prop Oli Kebble by announcing a deal for Bulls fly-half Chris Smith.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 9:31

'Invaluable' Alex Craig signs new Scarlets deal

Scarlets have confirmed that lock Alex Craig has signed a new deal with the club one year after joining.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 8:33

Recently relegated Oyonnax scoop versatile Scotland prop

ProD2-bound Oyonnax have signed Scotland prop Oli Kebble from Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal, as reported by RugbyPass.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 6:01

Springboks name 3 uncapped players in experienced squad for Ireland

Rassie Erasmus has named his 39-player squad for the upcoming series against Ireland in July, with the uncapped Bulls duo of Johan…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 5:24

Virimi Vakatawa leaves Bristol Bears after one season

Bristol Bears have confirmed the departure of former France centre Virimi Vakatawa after one season at Ashton Gate.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
25 Jun 2024, 3:52

Joe Powell to join ex-Wallabies teammate in France's Pro D2

Former Australia scrum-half Joe Powell has signed a three-year deal with French outfit US Montauban ahead of next season.

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 11:12

Calls mount for Hoskins Sotutu allegiance switch with 3 possibilities

No sooner had Blues No8 Hoskins Sotutu failed to make Scott Robertson's first All Blacks squad on Monday than calls were rising fo…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 10:41

Saracens confirm Rob Webber appointment

Saracens have confirmed the appointment of former England hooker Rob Webber as their new assistant forwards and transition coach a…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 8:23

Regan Grace one of 3 uncapped players in final Wales squad

Warren Gatland has confirmed his 34-player Wales squad that will leave for Australia on June 26 ahead of a two-Test series against…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 7:03

Ex-Scotland 10 makes previously unthinkable Duhan van der Merwe call

Former Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson has asserted that Glasgow Warriors winger Kyle Steyn is a better player than Duhan van de…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
24 Jun 2024, 6:31
Analysis

Japan player ratings vs England | 2024 Lipovitan D Challenge Cup

Eddie Jones' inexperienced Japan side may have slumped to a 52-17 loss in Tokyo, but there were performances that would have pleas…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
22 Jun 2024, 1:11
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