How did you get into rugby? I played at my school, Edinburgh Academy, from when I was seven or eight. Did you play other sports? I played football and got…

When did you start playing rugby? When I was nine, at my local club Newport HSOB. My dad used to play. I started right at the end of a season…

South Africa squad

South Africa are at a crossroads. Not only has Allister Coetzee succeeded Heyneke Meyer as head coach but the remnants of the 2007 World Cup winning team has all but…

Mike Parlby and Ed Blackwell will hit the road in a 0.8 litre Daewoo Matiz – all Mongol Rally cars must be under one litre – and they’ll set off…

When did you start playing rugby? At Bedford Junior Blues when I was five. From the age of 18 I was training with the Saracens Senior Academy but still playing…

Who got you into rugby? My dad Niall was helping with the coaching at Blackrock College rugby club and took me along when I was five or six. I was…