Italy

Has the Great Italian Experiment failed?

I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps,…

Schalk Burger

Letter from South Africa – December 2015

SUPER RUGBY SHAMBLES The 2016 revamped Super Rugby tournament is only two months away and at the time of writing Japan’s franchise, the Sunwolves, were still in search of a…

Man mountain: When Jonah came along, he changed the game forever

Five talking points from November

Jonah Lomu – the man who changed rugby November saw the passing of the most devastatingly effective player in the history of rugby union – Jonah Lomu. Never has there…

Heyneke Meyer

Heyneke Meyer quits as Springbok coach

The coaching merry-go-round in the wake of the Rugby World Cup continues unabated with South Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer announcing he is stepping down after four years in the role…

Rocky Elsom

Cash-rich Qatar circle Rocky Elsom’s Narbonne

They own Paris Saint-Germain, their name adorns the shirts of Barcelona and their Aspire Football Dreams initiative claims to have worked with three and a half million youngsters cross Africa,…