Nick Tompkins

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…

Wright stuff: Should  anthem singer Laura Wright belt out 'Jerusalem' as the anthem?

We do multi-sport events quite well in this part of the world, as it turns out. Yes, Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games is doing a grand job of producing the same giddy…

Bustling Burford: Rachael Burford enjoys being in the heart of the action, directing play

The walkway that meanders around Twickenham Stadium is lined with a series of plaques. Carrying a name underneath a single red rose, they commemorate figures that have left their mark…

BYNST-Tindall

Read the story behind the story and see other brilliant picture specials like this Mike Tindall one in every edition of Rugby World. You can find out where to buy your…