Back in the day: Halfpenny and Brown in 2009

England v Wales: Five key areas

Two teams intent on making history meet at Twickenham on Sunday. A win will see England secure a first Triple Crown since 2003 – an embarrassingly long wait. Conversely, Wales…

Chop and change: Maxime Medard is back in tow

Six Nations: Saint-Andre shuffles the pack

JUST WHEN you thought Philippe Saint-Andre’s (PSA) selections couldn’t get any stranger, the France coach goes and proves us all wrong. In announcing his starting XV for the trip to…

Not coming back: Louis Picamoles has been dropped

Six Nations: The Beleaguered Coaches Club

Whatever is said in haste before Saturday – whatever defensive line is thrown out or snarling reply comes back – it is only because both Scotland’s and France’s head coaches…

Tight call: Rhodri Evans is preferred over Samson Lee

Wales: Five things we’ve learned in February

The statements from the WRU and Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) continued unabated in February. It’s no surprise. In fact during the last six months both have issued more statements than…

Stuart Hogg Pumps Up the Ball

Stuart Hogg Pumps Up the Ball

Here our Scottish cover star for April, Stuart Hogg, tries his hand at the Pump Up the Ball Challenge...

Aware of the issues: Rowntree, Lancaster and Farrell

England worthy of measured praise

“Let’s all laugh at England. One win and they think they’re world-beaters.” If you’ve managed to scan social media this week, the chances are that this sentiment has popped up.…

Rugby World trains with Wales

Rugby World trains with Wales

A few weeks back our writer, Alan Dymock, tried his hand at training like a Wales international – albeit at much less intensity. The results left him a little red


30 Minutes with… Jonny May

The Gloucester and England speedster talks heights, flights and bites RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? JONNY MAY: I hate heights and flying. Our flight to Edinburgh got cancelled this…

Lynchpin: Sexton oozed class with Ireland

Six Nations: Round 3 – Team of the weekend

IT WAS a rip-roaring Round 3, where France and Ireland lost their chance of a Grand Slam and England and Wales moved back into contention for the Six Nations title.…