Needing match fitness: Faletau

British and Irish Lions back into the action

Some players are still wrapped in cotton wool, but finally some British and Irish Lions are returning to competitive rugby. Some in England and France are already match sharp, but…

Will the Leinster fans have more to cheer this season?

RaboDirect Pro12: Round 1 wrap

Finalists humbled on their return to league action; a hefty spanking; calls for changes in style? It's has to be the first round of RaboDirect Pro12 rugby, which has sent…

Keeping them busy: Niki Goneva was in the mood on Sunday

Aviva Premiership: Round 1 wrap

Torrential rain; whopping half-time scores; post-rattling last-minute kicks. Here's your wrap of the first round of the Aviva Premiership as Northampton Saints pulled to the top of the table and…

Looking rosy: Varndell back in training with England this summer

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: Tom Varndell

Tom Varndell finished last season as the joint top try-scorer in the Aviva Premiership, sharing the honour with his team-mate Christian Wade. He ran in 13 tries in 20 league…

Phelan down: A glum looking Santiago Phelan

Rugby Championship: Here comes Round Three

New Zealand versus Argentina; Australia versus South Africa. It can only be Round Three of the Rugby Championship. Here's a short preview of the teams involved.