Leicester v Northampton

There are big matches at the top and bottom of the Aviva Premiership this weekend, with Northampton Saints hosting Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors travelling to Newcastle Falcons…

London Wasps Pump up the Ball

To read the views of Sam Jones and Elliot Daly on The Stinger – Wasps v Gloucester at Twickenham – pick up the May 2014 issue of Rugby World, on…

Mike Phillips

Award for ‘angering millions of teenage girls’: Mike Phillips Mike Phillips has had an interesting year. Sacked from Bayonne for allegedly turning up to training under the influence, he switched…

Andrew Trimble

Mike Brown’s remarkable consistency continued in Rome, but the Scarlets' bomb-diffuser supreme was brilliant against Scotland and demonstrated that Wales have more than one rapier full-back. In the right place…

Bounding back into contention: Manu Tuilagi

So that’s that. England’s Six Nations ended in a balmy, frantic Rome afternoon. There is no further silverware to complement their Triple Crown, but over the course of a 52-11…

Handful: Trimble is excelling for Ireland

Before this weekend there were (theoretically speaking) five sides still in the Championship hunt. Wales left the running after being comprehensively ousted at Twickenham, while Ireland brushed off hard-working Italy…

Standing up: Danny Care, while Mike Phillips shouts on

It’s tempting to splurge on hyperbole. On Sunday, England accomplished a revenge mission and drove away the demons that have haunted them over the past 12 months. Some facets of…