Chris Ashton

Journalists all around the rugby-playing globe were hunched over their laptops waiting for news of Chris Ashton’s disciplinary hearing to drop into their inbox on Tuesday. Then, at 11.50pm, the…

European Rugby Challenge Cup Round 4, Kingston Park, Newcastle, England 20/12/2015
Newcastle Falcons vs Connacht
ConnachtÕs Conan O'Donnell takes to the field 
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

How did you get into rugby? My first sport was Gaelic football, which I started when I was three or four, with St Mary’s. I played until U18s and we…

13.08.16 - Exeter Chiefs v Scarlets - Preseason Friendly -
Ioan Nicholas of Scarlets looks for a way through.

How did you get into rugby? My father, Adrian, was a wing at Pontyberem and when I wanted to start playing with my friends he coached our team all the…

Martin Johnson

By Graham Jenkins Welcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals…