Something to shout about: Ashley Johnson celebrates after scoring his try

The Saints The Bee team Having seen reigning champions Northampton cruise past 50 points against Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership’s opening match, Wasps might have been a tad nervous about…

The man to catch: Jonathan Wisniewski has been the stand-out stand-off in Top 14

Jonathan Wisniewski is the form fly-half in the Top 14, scoring 55 points in his four appearances after moving to Grenoble from Racing Metro in the summer. Rested for last weekend’s…

Will Fraser

One of rugby’s weirder nuances is that sometimes it is better not to have the ball. Every so often, relentless aggression in defence, allied to only a few attacking ambushes,…

A new season beckons: The teams, players and fans are good to go - so what are your predictions?

We have worked with SuperBru to bring you another season of pitting your wits against other Rugby World readers, proving you’re more than a tad clairvoyant and more than a…

Foreign legion: Aussie James O'Connor and Chris Masoe run at Ireland's Johnny Sexton

Last season’s Top 14 was fiercely contested with just a 16-point gap separating top side Toulon and Brive in ninth place. As a comparison, the difference between first and ninth place was 43…