Beatrice Asprey

hallam amos

Hotshots: Meet young Dragons star Hallam Amos

When did you first play?  We moved to Wales from England when I was five or six. I played football, then started rugby at Monmouth School and loved it. What…

Peter Dooley

Hotshots: young Leinster prop, Peter Dooley

Have you always been a loosehead?  No, I started at No 8. It was a tough move to make but now I’m better for it. You’re in the Leinster academy,…

Tommy Allan

Hotshots: Meet Perpignan’s Tommy Allan

How do you qualify for Italy after playing for Scotland’s age groups?  I was born there! My dad is Scottish but my mother is from Italy, and played scrum-half for…

London Welsh v Newcastle Falcons

Snap shots: The weekend’s best rugby pics

ON THE last weekend of league action before domestic rugby turns to Europe, the Aviva Premiership saw Leicester return to winning ways, as they beat Harlequins 22-16 on Friday night,…

Sweet tooth: follow Matt Lovell's advice about what to eat instead of these!

Want to lose weight? Here’s how… Part 1

Portions and protein “Cut down on the size of your portions,” says Lovell. “If you’re used to having four slices of toast for breakfast, eat three instead, and just half…

The making of the European rugby trophies

The making of the European rugby trophies

THIS SEASON will see the top 20 rugby teams in Europe compete in the brand new European Champions Cup, while a further 20 teams will play in a second tier…