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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. 

Stabbing suspect chased down by 1.9m, 106kg ex-Western Force flanker

Former Western Force and Sharks flanker Brynard Stander was at the heart of an incident in the northern suburbs of Perth recently …

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
17 Jun 2024, 9:50

Racing owner gets personal in bizzare public criticism of Siya Kolisi

Racing 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti has accused Siya Kolisi of being "transparent" in their Top 14 semi-final defeat to Bordeaux-Begl…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
17 Jun 2024, 8:15

Antoine Frisch one of 19 uncapped players in initial France squad

Fabien Galthie has named a 32-player initial France squad that will assemble at their Marcoussis training base this week, 19 of wh…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
17 Jun 2024, 5:55

Warren Gatland makes new addition to Wales squad ahead of Springboks

Cardiff back row James Botham has been drafted into Warren Gatland's Wales squad ahead of their encounter with world champions Sou…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
17 Jun 2024, 4:13

Springboks dominate URC team of season, but only two 2023 RWC winners

Seven South Africa internationals have made the United Rugby Championship team of the season, but only two players from the triump…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 10:31

3 potential venues named for URC final as Leinster miss ideal choice

The three potential venues for the United Rugby Championship final next week have been announced, and will depend on the results o…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 8:38

Bold RG Snyman call made as Munster change 4 for Glasgow semi-final

Munster have made four changes from the side that beat the Ospreys last week in the United Rugby Championship quarter-final for th…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 6:48

Leinster make one change for Bulls clash as Ireland star returns

Ireland centre Garry Ringrose is set to make his return from a shoulder injury on Saturday against the Bulls in the United Rugby C…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 6:25

Glasgow stick with same XV for Munster with one change on bench

Franco Smith has opted to stick with the same XV that triumphed over the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship quarter-final f…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 6:10

Sam Whitelock confirms international return for final ever match

Double World Cup-winning All Black Sam Whitelock has become the latest addition to the Barbarians squad that will take on Fiji at …

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 4:59

Bulls change 3 for Leinster semi-final with one Bok in and one out

The Bulls have made three changes to their starting XV for their United Rugby Championship semi-final against Leinster on Saturday…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
14 Jun 2024, 4:44

'Doesn't look happy': Munster slammed for disrespecting Ireland captain

Munster great Alan Quinlan has criticised the way the club have treated Ireland captain and his former teammate Peter O'Mahony in …

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 11:42

David Ribbans all but ends England career with new Toulon deal

David Ribbans has signed a new two-year contract extension at Toulon until 2028, effectively ending any chance of him returning to…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 9:48

Welsh-qualified Kiwi Blair Murray becomes Scarlets' latest signing

The Scarlets have continued their recruitment drive ahead of next season with the signing of Blair Murray from Canterbury in New Z…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 9:17

Leicester finalise coaching staff for next season, with two additions

Leicester Tigers head coach Dan McKellar has confirmed his coaching staff ahead of next season, with Peter Hewat and Matt Parr arr…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 7:29

'Huge... rapid... I don't think I've seen a more complete athlete'

Stade Francais centre Joe Marchant has said that he has not seen a more "complete athlete" in his career than his teammate Sekou M…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 6:46

Saracens confirm Fraser Balmain signing

Saracens have announced the signing of tighthead prop Fraser Balmain from Gloucester, as reported by RugbyPass. 

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 4:29

Jason Gilmore named new Quins coach after Jerry Flannery exit for Boks

Former Australia A head coach Jason Gilmore has been named Harlequins' new defence coach after the exit of Jerry Flannery last sea…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
13 Jun 2024, 3:45

Joe Marchant on brutal chat with Eddie Jones that led to England exit

Stade Francais centre Joe Marchant has shed some light on the conversation he had with former England head coach Eddie Jones which…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
12 Jun 2024, 12:25

Top 14-based England centre Joe Marchant wades into eligibility debate

While France's Top 14 and Pro D2 are about to see a considerable influx of England internationals next season, including centurion…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
12 Jun 2024, 9:20
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