Blogs

England v New Zealand

Five reasons England can win in Auckland

England face a huge challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday – but there are a few reasons to be cheerful ahead of the first Test in Auckland…

That's what it's all about: Northampton celebrate their nail-biting Aviva Premiership final win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Final flourish There are some people who still don’t like to see playoffs decide league titles, but without them we wouldn’t have dramatic occasions like Saturday’s Aviva Premiership…

London Irish

A new era at London Irish

WHEN London Irish said farewell to their training ground, the Avenue, a few weeks ago, it signalled the transition into a new era. It was a nostalgic day for some…

Rory Kockott

Rory Kockott ready for the Top 14 Final

Rory Kockott is a man who catches puff adders in his spare time. For the uninitiated, the venomous puff adder is arguably the fastest striking snake in the world, timed…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

Saints and Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…

Spreading his wings: Chris Robshaw is influencing more games than he was this time last season

Chris Robshaw hitting targets at the right time

The popular view on Chris Robshaw at the start of this season was that he needed to be involved in game-changing moments. Everyone knew his work-rate was phenomenal, but a…