In The Mag

ben howard

Hotshot: Ben Howard (Worcester)

Your dad Chris played for England Colts, Bristol and Rugby. When did you first play? At Sandal when I was six. We moved to Warwick when I was eight and…

alex allan

Hotshot: Alex Allan (Edinburgh)

When did you first play rugby? When I was seven my dad took me to Harrogate rugby club. He didn’t play but he thought I’d enjoy it. Later on I…

harri evans

Hotshot: Harri Evans (RGC 1404)

When did you first play rugby? I started when I was seven, at Llandudno, and stayed there until U16s. Did you do other sports?  I did gymnastics when I was…

Francois Trinh-Duc

Rugby World – September 2013 edition contents

THERE’S a real treat in store for rugby fans this month – with a souvenir edition of Rugby World. Celebrating the British & Irish Lions’ epic series win in Australia,…

Dinner anyone? Jolie

30 minutes with… James O’Connor

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Wallaby squad? JAMES O’CONNOR: Kurtley Beale is one of the characters, he’s quite an extrovert and gets all the boys up. He…

jack clifford

Hotshot: Jack Clifford (Harlequins)

At what age did you first play rugby? I joined Cranleigh when I was about 11. My dad kept me out of rugby until it was full contact – he…

ieuan jones

Hotshot: Ieuan Jones (Dragons)

How did you get into rugby? I started at Bargoed Youth before having a few games at Pontypool and Newport. Then luckily the Dragons picked me up. Who have you looked…

pelissie

Hotshot: Jonathan Pelissie (Grenoble)

When did you first play rugby? I started playing at school and in my village when I was six. I went to Brive when I was 18, but couldn’t get into…

tom daly

Hotshot: Tom Daly (Leinster)

How did you get into rugby? I played nearly every sport when I was a kid, but I was big for my age so that’s why I started to focus on…

Too involved: Olivier Azam directs Toulon from the sidelines

Rugby Rant: Coaches need to trust their captains

AH! BACK-SEAT drivers, don’t they get on your nerves? “Left here”, “It’s green”, “Slow down”. SHUT UP! Well, now we have our very own back-seat drivers in rugby, and they’re…