Australia

Hard to miss: Luminous George Clancy

Rugby Championship: European refs in demand

IT'S ALWAYS nice to be wanted. It must be a strange feeling for referees, though. In an age where the men in the middle are as professional as players and…

Incoming: Scott Fardy will take his spot on the flank

Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

By Alan Dymock AS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for…

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

Take That Rugby Championship!: Four returnees

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

French Top 14: New faces for 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

Lions 2013: The Series XV

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

Lions 2013: Is Gatland right to defy BOD?

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.…