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.

North of Northampton: Everyone's favourite locomotive winger George North

Aviva Premiership: Five players to watch

The Aviva Premiership starts with Newcastle Falcons hosting Bath at Kingston Park on Friday. Here is a summary of five key players to look out for throughout the season.

Topping stats: Billy Vunipola beat more defenders than anyone else, bar Mike Brown

Stats: History won’t repeat in Premiership or Pro12

By Alan Dymock The stats from last season are impressive, with big players beating defenders and kickers clinging to ridiculous conversion percentages. But does this show who should win the…

Hunting silverware: Gopperth is off to Leinster

RaboDirect Pro12: Five players to watch

By James Tennant The thirteenth instalment of the RaboDirect Pro12 season is about to get underway as provinces, clubs and regions from the Celtic nations and Italy battle it out…

Hard to miss: Luminous George Clancy

Rugby Championship: European refs in demand

IT'S ALWAYS nice to be wanted. It must be a strange feeling for referees, though. In an age where the men in the middle are as professional as players and…