Vickery and Betsen

By Katie Field, Rugby World Writer RUGBY’S MOST famous and accomplished chef – Celebrity Masterchef winner Phil Vickery – put his reputation on the line for a good cause when…

Owen Farrell

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor WELFORD ROAD will hold no fear for Saracens when they play Leicester in the second of the Aviva Premiership semi-finals on Saturday. After…

tom youngs leicester

STUART LANCASTER has included 13 uncapped players in his 42-man England squad to tour South Africa in June. Harlequins back-rower Chris Robshaw will again captain England on the five-match tour,…

Mike Phillips Bayonne

By Gavin Mortimer TWO ROUNDS of the Top 14 to go and down at the foot of the table it’s looking tight. Lyon are doomed, that much is sure, even…

Jonny May

There have been plenty of quality tries during this season’s Aviva Premiership, from Jonny May’s individual effort against Harlequins to Manu Tuilagi finishing off a team move at Northampton, but…

Loch Lomond

CHRIS CUSITER will be to the fore of Glasgow’s bid to reach the RaboDirect Pro12 final when they play Leinster at the RDS on Saturday night. Scotland scrum-half Cusiter, who…

Lloyd Burns

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor NO SOONER had Lloyd Burns grown accustomed to life as a professional rugby player than it was all over, his burgeoning career cut…

Nathan Hines

Bordeaux is famed for its wine but this weekend it’ll be the smell of rugby players’ sweat filling the air rather than the fruity aroma of a good red. Clermont…

Rob Baxter

The official shortlist for the Aviva Premiership Player of the Year has been announced, with Harlequins providing two of the six nominees: full-back Mike Brown and captain Chris Robshaw. Fellow…

Another casualty: Tony Woodcock

Prop Tony Woodcock suffered an acute calf strain at training yesterday and has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s match against the Reds. This latest casualty means Tevita Mailau moves…