New generation: Maxime Machenaud

GET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It's time to put my neck on the line. The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as…

Red-hot: Patchell has impressed

COMING OUT from the festive fog, carried on the breath of several days of heartily enjoyed time off work chimes that familiar phrase, ‘Happy New Year’. And happy it may…

Breaking Brad:

 The England centre has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any nicknames? BRAD BARRITT: My family call me ‘Dub’ as I was the double of…

Opta Logo Final Cyan

RUGBY IS a subjective old sport. When it comes to talk of who is top of the pile, it's hard to come to a definitive answer, with pub-know-it-alls basing opinions…

Top carrier: Johnson is a key Chief

EUROPEAN RUGBY sometimes feels like a school dance. Some nervous sorts can feel flashes of panic and exhilaration as they stand, seemingly alone on the big stage, while celebrated individuals…

England huddle

HERE’S YOUR chance to see what goes on behind the scenes in the England camp. As well as some traditional rugby banter, players also analyse the defeat to South Africa…

Matthew Rees

With results and incidental occurrences varying throughout the autumn Internationals, it is not a case of saying that there were winners and losers. There is a cost for the smallest…