George Ford

By Alex Shaw The announcement of new signings for the 2017-18 season is an almost daily occurrence in the northern hemisphere at the moment, as clubs, regions and provinces all…

A penny for Philippe Saint-Andre’s thoughts as he watched France batter Scotland into submission at the Stade de France on Sunday. PSA was pilloried for much of his four-year reign…

Owen Farrell

By Alex Shaw Round two of the 2017 RBS Six Nations is in the book and the upcoming rest week gives us all a little longer to digest it. From…

Joe Simpson try

THE SAINTS Club crackers Who needs the international stars? The two televised Aviva Premiership games at the weekend were belters. “A sensational game. The last 20, I could watch that…

CJ Stander bonus try

This victory was just the tonic Ireland needed after failing to get off the bus against Scotland in the opening round of the Six Nations. But what a poison pill this…

Alun Wyn Jones

Martin Johnson always reckoned that us lot in the media made too much of the role of a captain – he said he had a team of leaders around him…