Take That, Southern Hemisphere: Four superstars have made comebacks for the Rugby Championship

LIKE NIGHT-OUT stories, some rugby players just will not go away. Sure, tales of their exploits may become greatly exaggerated in the re-telling. However, in this upcoming Rugby Championship there…

French fizz: Digby Ioane is set to sparkle in the Top 14 for Stade Francais in the new season

OSTENTATIOUS OR talent-filled, either way, it is hard to deny that the Top 14 will have an impressive array of international stars next season. Indeed there is something for everyone…

aus v lions

SO IN the end it was a pair of props and a rampant last twenty minutes that prised two balanced outfits apart, the Lions’ power game coming to the fore…

Collision course: BOD's omission has been met with dismay

THE THIRD Test is looming. The Lions and Australia have won one match each, and nerves are getting twitchy as each side prepares to nick the series at the death.…

third test preview

HAS WARREN GATLAND got the selection right? How will the Lions cope without their captain, Sam Warburton? Can the Wallabies build on the momentum of winning the second Test, and…

lawrence dallaglio

IT’S SQUEAKY-BUM time! The series is currently drawn at one Test win each for Australia and the Lions, and with the decider looming on Saturday rugby fans all over the…

Wrecking-ball: Tuilagi is hugely powerful

AFTER FOUR years, the waiting is finally over. In less than 24 hours, the names of 37, or 38 players will be read out to a media scrum in South-West…