Alan Dymock

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…

Memorial mash: Bristol's Gaston Cortes somehow gets through Titans' tackles to score

Championship blog: Semi-finals first leg wrap

By Richard Grainger Bristol butterflies leaves tie in balance Bristol 17, Rotherham 14 Bristol have twice gone into the Championship play-offs only to fluff their lines and on Saturday’s evidence…

What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship

Championship blog: Round 23 wrap

By Richard Grainger Trailfinders take the road back to League 1 Ealing 29, Rotherham 36 Two bonus points achieved by a spirited late comeback were not enough to avoid the…

Blown away: Sitiveni Sivivatu is knocked onto his backside by Saracens' Schalk Brits

Clermont Auvergne: Dismantling a dream

In his seminal book The Boys of Summer, American sports writer Roger Kahn spent time with baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers. A luminary Jackie Robinson was there, but Kahn was seeing years…

What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship

Championship blog: Round 22 wrap

By Richard Grainger Bristol brilliance marred by last ten bogey Bristol 25, London Welsh 21 The Sky cameras captured a rare smile that lit up Director of Rugby Andy Robinson’s…

What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship

Championship blog: Round 21 wrap

By Richard Grainger Ealing earn chance of reprieve Ealing Trailfinders 37, Nottingham 35 Ealing looked dead and buried three weeks ago, but this fine win against Nottingham leaves them just…

What it is all about: Below are the latest comings and goings in the ever competitive Championship

Championship blog: Round 20 wrap

By Richard Grainger With three rounds remaining in Stage 1 of the Greene King IPA Championship, Bristol and London Welsh have already booked their place in the play-offs. Welsh win…