Owain Jones

Stuart Lancaster

This isn’t the squad Stuart Lancaster will pick tomorrow afternoon at 1.45pm. It’s the squad we believe he should pick. There is no place for Nick Easter, Danny Cipriani or…

He’s the second-most capped Wallaby forward of all-time and was the youngest player to reach 100 caps ever at just 29, so when new Wasps signing George Smith says he’s…

Richie McCaw

The first weekend of Rugby Championship action gave rugby watchers their first chance to see what sort of shape four of the world’s top 10 sides were in with the…

Dan Cole

They’ll be the first to tell you, but the tighthead is one of the most important positions on the pitch. The anchor of the pack and a crucial cog at…

Lions tour

The Lions have announced their 10-match fixture list for 2017 tour. Unlike 2013, where they stopped off in Hong Kong for a sponsor-led fixture against the Barbarians, there will be…

While points win games and sumptuous attacking play fills column inches there is nothing like a big hit to set the crowd crackling. A well-executed tackle sets the tone of games…

Pete Horne

Do you have any phobias? I was petrified of sharks – I watched Jaws when I was really small. But last summer when I was in South Africa with Ruaridh…

Toulon

So, the Northern Hemisphere season has come to a thrilling conclusion leaving rugby fans counting down the days to the World Cup (okay, The Rugby Championship starts in six odd…

Jonathan Joseph

Beauty versus the beast. The great entertainers versus the great nullifiers. It’s easy for commentators to paint the narrative of the Aviva Premiership final clash as a battle of styles.…