Beatrice Asprey

Bea Asprey - Rugby World Staff Writer

Bea has been part of the staff at Rugby World since 2009. A lifelong fan of Ealing Trailfinders, Bea can also tell you everything you need to know about our fitness section.

Sheer delight: can Danny Care help England achieve World Cup victory in 2015?

Rugby World Cup memories: Danny Care

Jonny makes history – 2003 “I have to start with Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal,” says Care. “It’s the ultimate memory for any English rugby fan, that right-footed drop-goal. The way they…

John Kirwan’s RWC 1987 try v Italy

John Kirwan’s RWC 1987 try v Italy

THE LEGENDARY John Kirwan will coach the Barbarians for a second time this autumn, when the famous invitational side takes on the Wallabies on 1 November at Twickenham, before heading…

Matthew Rees on battling cancer

Matthew Rees on battling cancer

THE RUGBY world was shocked and saddened to hear that Matthew ‘Smiler’ Rees had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in November 2013. But the Wales hooker and former captain is…

Rugby fans go wild

Rugby fans go wild

RUGBY HAS some of the best sporting fans around, and there’s no doubt how big a part they play in making our game so special. Check out the antics of…

Rugby breaking records with largest scrum

Rugby breaking records with largest scrum

TO MARK the opening of the Rugby World Cup ticket general sale, 1,008 people gathered on the Twickenham turf to take part in rugby’s largest ever scrum, and set a…

Jack Nowell

30 Minutes with… Jack Nowell

Rugby World: Got any nicknames?  Jack Nowell: Kiko. Gonzalo Camacho was at Exeter when there was a portly Argentine soap actor called Kiko and let’s just say I came back from…

duncan weir

30 Minutes with… Duncan Weir

Rugby World: Do you have any hidden talents?  Duncan Weir: I was a footballer when I was younger and played for a few SPL youth teams, including Celtic – but I am…

England Women on their team-mates

England Women on their team-mates

WANT to know more about England Women? Who better to reveal some inside details than captain and fly-half Katy McLean, No 8 Sarah Hunter and centre/full-back Emily Scarratt? Watch the…

Canada ready for the Women’s World Cup

Canada ready for the Women’s World Cup

THE WOMEN’S World Cup starts tomorrow! The teams arrived in Paris at the start of this week to officially launch the tournament, and all the captains posed in front of…