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…

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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…

England v Australia - QBE International

Match verdict: England 20-13 Australia

Firstly the good news. England needed to win and duly delivered, it was their eighth win in nine Test matches. That above all else was key as England continue to…

Worth cheering about: The Aviva Premiership is into round seven

SuperBru predictions: Aviva Premiership Round 7

ROUND SEVEN: the Aviva Premiership breaks stride for no one, even if there is an international series coming up. So here are our predictions for this weekend’s matches. Think you’re…

In the spotlight: O'Connor talks to the media with Brian Smith (left) at London Irish this week

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: James O’Connor

James O'Connor, the 23-year-old Australian utility back who joined London Irish this week and will make his debut for his new club against Northampton Saints at the Madejski Stadium on…

Turned a corner: Remi Tales

Is there an identity crisis for France?

The editorial in Monday’s edition of Midi Olympique pulled no punches. The national team is beset by a “gloomy lassitude”, declared the paper, brought on by a year in which…