Great hands: Tipuric is a brilliant linkman

By Owain Jones Six Nations favourites, Wales, will be kicking off their campaign against the heavily unfancied Italians tomorrow, but there is still pressure on all the squad members, RW…

Championship blog: Round 13 wrap

AT THE risk of reading like the front page of the Express, the weather was the pivotal story in the GKIPA Championship this weekend. Yet despite apocryphal conditions that in…

Hydration: take on plenty of water, and a sports drink if training hard

SUGAR HAS been in the headlines a lot recently. Is it the new tobacco? Should we eat it at all? And what does all this mean for rugby players? We…

Dropped the ball?: Is there any truth to accusations of laundering?

There really isn’t such a thing as a dull day in French rugby. Take last week. On Tuesday the LNR announced with a fanfare that they had agreed a record…