Owain Jones

Nathan Sharpe

Nathan Sharpe: Rugby’s best locks

At the Dubai Sevens we caught up with Wallaby great Nathan Sharpe. In a stellar 14-year career former Queensland Red and Western Force lock Sharpe won 116 caps, played in three World Cups…

All Blacks

Autumn Tests 2014: End of series awards

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…

Wales team

Wales v Australia: Talking points

Wales lose in the last few minutes…again When the Millennium Stadium next undergoes a refit, I am going to place a bid for the big screen/ digital clock, take it…

Ash-tonishing: Chris Ashton's 2010 try against Australia was one of Twickenham's best

Autumn International tries

Rob Kearney – Ireland v New Zealand, 2013  Ireland fans must have thought it couldn’t get much better when their side led 14-0 after less than 20 minutes against an…

Dan Carter

Autumn Series: Players to watch

The next month should give us a pretty good idea of how sides are shaping up for the Rugby World Cup. It’s the final Tests between the Northern and Southern…

Autumn Series teasers from Guinness rugby

Autumn Series teasers from Guinness rugby

The Autumn Series is nearly upon and and we don’t need reminding that the Rugby World Cup is only 10 months away. Ahead of us is an epic month of rugby.…

Sam Burgess arrives at Bath

Sam Burgess arrives at Bath

Sam Burgess‘s high-profile switch from league to union has been one of the season’s biggest talking points, and his arrival at The Rec sparked excitement amongst Bath and England fans,…

Garmin Vivofit

Garmin vivofit review

Rugby players love their training kit and tech, so they’ll be interested in Garmin’s new vivofit, a stylish new fitness tracker that would not look too shabby on your wrist.  The…

Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

Sarries need that final step The 46-6 demolition job that Saracens did on Clermont Auvergne in last April’s Heineken Cup semi-final felt like a seismic shifting of Europe’s tectonic plates. It…