Likely lad: Gareth Anscombe has already caught the eye for Cardiff Blues

Northern hemisphere rugby has long cowered in an inferiority complex with regard to New Zealand. That is largely understandable – the all-conquering All Blacks have cast more of a solar eclipse…

Dan Carter

Dan Carter deserves to be the first £1 Million player When Dan Carter signed for Racing Metro he became the first £1million player in the history of rugby. Many will…

Jason Tovey

Close your eyes at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day and you might just imagine you’ve stepped back in time. A bumper crowd is expected for the Blues-Dragons Guinness Pro12…

Adam Jones

Everyone’s favourite tight-head Adam Jones caused much mirth last month with his unexpected attempt at a drop-goal against Munster, that dropped just short of the posts – although, we should…

All Blacks

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…

Wales rugby

Wales get the win they deserve Wales beat South Africa 12- 6 and finally got the much referenced monkey off their back. But let’s face it, this wasn’t your common-or-garden…

Come in No 8: Ben Morgan celebrates the first of his two tries for England

IN A NUTSHELL England 26-17 Australia Swing Low reverberated around Twickenham as England ended their autumn with a win over Australia. It wasn’t a convincing performance, but a try in…

Dynamite combo: Kieran Read and Richie McCaw have plenty experience together for New Zealand

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has been frequently reminded this month that time is running out to nail down a preferred side for the World Cup. The theory that experience…