George Smith Wasps

George Smith on the Wallabies back row

He’s the second-most capped Wallaby forward of all-time and was the youngest player to reach 100 caps ever at just 29, so when new Wasps signing George Smith says he’s…

Springboks

Letter from South Africa

SPRINGBOKS WINLESS FOR THE FIRST TIME Since the inception of the Tri-Nations in 1996, and then the expansion to the Rugby Championship in 2012, the Springboks have never gone through…

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All Blacks star in Air NZ video

The All Blacks have gone big budget with a striking video to promote sponsors, Air New Zealand’s safety message. Taking their cues from the Hollywood blockbuster Men in Black, the…

French team

France brace themselves for Le Crunch

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre gave his squad a day off on Tuesday, allowing his 36 players the chance to enjoy the delights of Falgos in the Pyrénées-Orientales. The French squad…

Mike Phillips

Five things we learnt: Wales v Ireland

The awkward reality of ‘Warm up’ matches Wales lost to Ireland by 35 points to 21 in what was a very difficult game to watch from a Welsh perspective. But…