‘Battle of the Hemispheres’ back on agenda

BRAGGING RIGHTS: An annual fixture between the Super 14 and Heineken Cup winners is back on the agenda.

WHO IS the best club team in the world?

That question could soon be answered, with an annual match between the winners of the Super 14 and Heineken Cup back on the agenda.

According to website RugbyHeaven, England’s premier clubs are backing the concept of a  “battle of the hemispheres”, meaning the long-mooted game looks set to become a reality.

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Parks confirms Cardiff move

FORMER Scotland first five Dan Parks will swap the blue jersey of Glasgow for that of Cardiff, according to the BBC.

Parks – who became the first player in the Magners League to score 1000 points – confirmed he will end his seven-year stint at the Warriors and link with the Welsh giants at the end of the season.

The announcement ends months of speculation about the 31-year-old’s playing future. CLICK HERE to read more.

Maxwell: Olympic inclusion bad news for Scotland rugby

WHO SAID sports and politics don’t mix?

According to The Scotsman, former sports minister and Nationalist party MSP Stewart Maxwell (right) has quashed the old adage, calling for the Scotland Rugby Union to veto rugby sevens inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games.

The West of Scotland MSP fears it will lead to the scrapping of the Sevens World Cup and undermine Scotland’s national team.

“The SRU must use their place in the IRB to stop this plan that will push Scotland’s sevens – the home of sevens – off the world stage,” he says. CLICK HERE to read more.

Parks enters Magners League record book

GLASGOW’S Dan Parks had an extra reason for smiling after his side’s 1872 Cup victory over Edinburugh.

As rugbyweek.com reports, the former Scotland international (right) became the first player to raise 1000 points in the Magners League.

Parks scored 20 points during the Warriors 25-12 victory over the Gunners at Firhill Arena, taking his overall tally to 1001 since he debuted against Connacht in 2003.

Celtic Rugby director David Jordan presented a crystal boot to Parks following the match to mark the occasion.

The Australian-born pivot is also the highest pointscorer in Glasgow’s history. CLICK HERE to read more.

Scotland to tour Argentina in 2010

SCOTLAND has confirmed it will play two tests against Argentina next year.

According to website PlanetRugby, the Scots will meet the Pumas at Tucuman and Mar Del Plata on consecutive weekends in June.

Scotland toured Argentina earlier this year, drawing the series 1-1 with the hosts.

The two teams also met at Murrayfield last month during the autumn internationals, with the South Americans winning 9-6 in a tense encounter. CLICK HERE to read more.