Leading from the back of the pack: Jamie Heaslip will be captain for this Test against Samoa

Ireland name squad for Samoa Test

IRELAND HAVE named a side to face Samoa in their first November Test, with a few little changes from Joe Schmidt before his first match in charge.

Frightening in flight: Folau

November Tests: Five Players to watch in week two

The game at Twickenham last weekend was served up merely as an aperitif to this weekend’s main dish, seven Test fixtures, as the tectonic plates of Northern and Southern Hemisphere…

Glasgow Warriors counter-attacking from kicks

Glasgow Warriors counter-attacking from kicks

Gregor Townsend has drilled his team to exploit space when returning kicks and the team – who were top try-scorers in last season’s RaboDirect Pro12 – have been putting their…

Re-instated: Nick De Luca returns to Scotland's centre thanks to good defensive form and an injury to Alex Dunbar

Scotland name squad to face Japan

DESPITE A last minute scramble with soon-to-be-director of rugby Scott Johnson jetting down to London to listen to a briefing from refereeing chief Joel Jutge and the IRB the Scotland…

Apprentice: Tales has kept a close eye on Wilkinson

Tales wants French revenge on New Zealand

By Gavin Mortimer  AS TEST debuts go, they don’t come much tougher than the one endured by Remi Tales. The French fly-half replaced Frederic Michalak 64 minutes into the second…


Release your glutes!

TIGHT GLUTES? It’s that time of the season, and aches, pains and niggly injuries can kick in if you don’t look after your body properly. John Dams, Harlequins’ head of…