dave pearson

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer VINCENT CLERC had issued a warning days before France were due to host Ireland at the Stade de France that the freezing temperatures in…

Kris Burton

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell France gained revenge over Italy after last year’s humbling 22-21 defeat in Rome, romping to a four-try, 30-12 win. The scoreline…

Thierry Dusautoir

FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has picked a hugely experienced team to take on Italy in their opening RBS 6 Nations match on Saturday. The starting XV contains 605 caps –…

Mike Brown

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor HARLEQUINS’ 14-MATCH winning run had to come to an end at some point and there’s no shame in losing to Europe’s most successful…

Wales v France 6 Nations game sold out

Wales’ RBS 6 Nations fixture against France at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 17 March (kick off 2.45pm) has sold-out. Head coach Warren Gatland’s men will bring their 2012 campaign…

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

Martin Johnson resigns

Martin Johnson has stepped down as England Team Manager. After three-and-a-half years Johnson has decided not to seek a new contract. He said: “I’ve obviously thought long and hard about…

I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final. We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed…