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Read suffered a knock to the ribs in last week's clash against the Chiefs

Read out again for Force clash

THREE CHANGES have been made to the starting line-up that met the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend, including two positional changes, for the final match of the regular season against…

The day it all went wrong. Faumuina (R) on the injur bench during the round 12 match against the Lions

Faumuina back for injury cursed Blues

BLUES PROP Charlie Faumuina is back to full fitness and will start against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday. Faumuina hasn’t played for the Blues for two months since tearing…

The comeback kid: Timani will join the squad for the final game for the season!

Timani replaces injured Palu against the Reds

THE INCLUSION of Sitakeli Timani is the only change to the Waratahs’ starting team for this Saturday’s season finale against the Reds in Brisbane. Timani replaces Wycliff Palu who has…

Cory Hill (he)

Future Faces – Ross Harrison and Cory Hill

AS ONE Sale and England prop is reaching the end of his career, another is waiting in the wings to fill his boots. But Andrew Sheridan is not departing before…

Back in red: Carter shakes of a hamstring strain in time to face the table-toppers

Crusaders bolstered by All Blacks trio

WITH THEIR play-off chances hanging by a thread, Coach Todd Blackadder will be happy with the return of Kieran Read (concussion), Dan Carter (hamstring) and Israel Dagg (ankle) who start…

The FFR are tired of playing second fiddle

French Focus: New home planned for France

FIRST THE good news. Five years from now rugby fans will no longer be required to trudge out to the Stade de France every time France play a home international.…

te Aviva Player of the Year: Chris Robshaw

Rugby World – August 2012 edition contents

[imagebrowser id=27] THE NORTH are still playing catch-up – that’s the message from Stuart Barnes as Rugby World digests the lessons of the home nation summer tours in our August…

Fitness Conditioning

Develop general strength and fitness

WE’RE delighted to announce a major signing this month – John Dams, one of the world’s foremost strength and conditioning experts, joins us as our new fitness editor. He starts…

London Welsh have everything to prove

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…

Rival: Wilkinson has company at Toulon

Magic Michalak back with a bang

FREDDIE'S BACK! Just a week after we were pondering the future of French flair, Frederic Michalak orchestrated a thumping 49-10 win for France in Tucuman of all places. Not many…