Akira Ioane

By Alex Shaw With 2015 and the Rugby World Cup now well and truly in the history books, it’s time to start looking ahead at the next cycle. International sides…

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

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…

Jonathan Davies

So Jonathan Davies is the latest player to fall short in France. The 27-year-old centre announced last week that he’ll be rejoining the Scarlets next summer, declining to take up…

Sonny Bill Williams

Philanthropy award of the World Cup – Sonny Bill Williams Good old Sonny Bill. In a career where he has been accused of putting his own ambitions before the team,…

Regrets: Jesse Kriel ponders what could have been after losing to the All Blacks

Even though the Springboks bowed out in heroic, agonising circumstances to the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final last weekend, their 2007 World Cup winning backrow, Bobby Skinstad, says…

Flying Fourie: South Africa's Fourie du Preez dives over for the winning try. (Photo: Getty Images)

A 74th-minute try from veteran scrum-half and skipper Fourie du Preez took South Africa into the semi-finals of the World Cup and broke Welsh hearts, as, until then, Sam Warburton‘s…

Joel Stransky of South Africa scores the winning drop goal during the 1995 World Cup final match

Joel Stransky knows a thing or two about winning the Rugby World Cup and the former South Africa fly-half believes Wales’ quest to do exactly that will end this weekend