Alan Pearey

Billy Vunipola

Injury to Billy Vunipola, forcing him out of the Lions tour, overshadows a sensational weekend of semi-final drama that includes an historic away win for Scarlets and last-gasp triumphs for…

Taulupe Faletau try

THE SAINTS Back-row headache Who’d be a Lions selector? The recent return from a hamstring injury of Peter O’Mahony has helped make the back-row conundrum ridiculously tough for Warren Gatland…

England 7s

THE SAINTS Vroom vroom in Vancouver South Africa’s march to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title looks unstoppable, but they encountered a hiccup in Vancouver. Two, in fact, because…

Louis Picamoles

Italy came into the match buoyed by their unexpected success at Twickenham, where they thwarted England for long periods and avoided the heavy drubbing many predicted. Unfortunately, despite the boon…

Paignton

The Rugby World Team of the Month award predates rugby’s professional era and although its parameters have changed down the years, its essential ethos has not. It’s open to any…