TWO YEARS ago, Scotland went into a Murrayfield Test against South Africa on the back of a 46-point defeat by New Zealand and upset the odds to win 21-17. Last…

AUSTRALIA HAVE made the short hop over the channel after their heavy loss to France still talking the talk, yet negativity seems to follow them like a bad odour at…

Conor Murray

THIS IS not to belittle England’s 50-point spree last weekend but the Fiji squad touring Britain and Ireland is a desperately mediocre bunch. No team should concede tries as soft…

England scrum

AFTER A comfortable win over Fiji in their opening QBE International, England are preparing to take on Australia at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon. So what have Chris Robshaw & Co…

Justin Tipuric

The best way to describe Wales' performance against Argentina is flat. There was no energy, no spark and certainly none of the pizzazz that is now expected from the men…

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell England performed a satisfactory, if perfunctory job on an underprepared and underpowered Fiji side. The hosts got off to a sluggish…

Lewis Moody’s greatest challenge

FORMER ENGLAND captain Lewis Moody is embarking on a huge challenge in February 2013. He’s heading to Canada to take part in the Yukon Arctic Ultra – a 300-mile trek…

A memorable try for Freddie Burns

GLOUCESTER FLY-HALF Freddie Burns scored 17 points in Gloucester’s 27-21 victory over Leicester in the Aviva Premiership in October, including an impressive chip-and-chase try. That touchdown was the Premiership’s Try…