Leading the charge: Rory Thornton captains Wales U20. (Photo: Getty Images)

  When were you bitten by the rugby bug? I started in the U8s at Bonymaen with my neighbour Oliver Treviso. He still plays for them now. I was hooked…

Go Joe! Marchant scores for England U20s v France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Which was your first team? Winchester U7. I stayed with Winchester through the age groups. Did you play other sports? I’m a black belt in karate, I swam and did…

Happy days: An enforcer on the field, Jerrry Collins always had a smile off it

  Following the tragic news of the death of Jerry Collins and his partner Alana Madill in a car crash in France, we are posting this Spotlight feature which was…

On the charge: Ellis Genge in action for England U20s. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tell us about your rugby background… I started when I was about nine, at Old Redcliffians. I had played football until then. Once I  was about 12 rugby became my…

Bore off: Rugby's holier than thou act is getting tedious

“We don’t want to turn into Wendyball.” It’s a phrase that makes me want to snap some rugby fans’ rose-tinted spectacles over my knee. Some punters, it’s sad to say,…