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…

Samson Lee

Five things we learnt in July

Misbehaving Wallabies, innovative All Blacks and the importance of Samson Lee for Wales are all topics addressed in this July review

Johnny Sexton

Pro 12 transfers 2015-16: Comings and goings

In a game of inches, sides with an established foundation of pragmatism usually emerge clutching the etched handles of oversized silverware. For once it was a debonair attitude to open…

Lions tour

Lions fixtures for 2017 New Zealand tour

The Lions have announced their 10-match fixture list for 2017 tour. Unlike 2013, where they stopped off in Hong Kong for a sponsor-led fixture against the Barbarians, there will be…

Sonny Bill Williams

Five things we learned about rugby – June

Sonny Bill Williams needs to stop switching. June saw speculation that Sonny Bill Williams will once again make another career change. The ‘Mr Ben’ (gratuitous Eighties reference) of Southern Hemisphere…

Scott Robertson

Five stars for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy may now be consigned to the history books but the reputations created by some of the tournament’s stars could light up rugby for years…


5 ways to improve European Rugby

The first season of the new European format has seen big crowds, stunning tries and thrilling rugby but with Toulon basking in a third consecutive title, it’s worth considering how…