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…

Working from home: Sky will cover Pro12 in 2014/15

Last ride for RaboDirect

THIS SEASON is the last the Pro12 will have the title sponsor, RaboDirect. The bank have opted not to renew its sponsorship contract with the league, meaning that just as…

The World's worst trophy?: Lancaster and Wood celebrate an England victory

England’s back-row headache for Stuart Lancaster

By Alan Dymock IT’S NOT long until the Aviva Premiership season starts and we’ve only just stopped nursing our British and Irish Lions hangovers. However, with the start of the…