No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…

Never in any bother: Alasdair Strokosch

By Alan Dymock FRANCE IS a place of cruel and lucrative circumstance, we are told. A place where teams allegedly have to balance slugging it out like dribbling Neanderthals all…

Narrowly missing out: Jerry Collins

By Alan Dymock “CAN YOU pick a definitive list of rugby’s hard men?” is one of those nice innocuous questions – the kind that comes up in the pub, once…

How many years to go?: Scotland prepares

By Alan Dymock ONE YEAR to go. That’s the word in Scotland as Glasgow prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Some of the biggest names in sport will be…

Take That, Southern Hemisphere: Four superstars have made comebacks for the Rugby Championship

LIKE NIGHT-OUT stories, some rugby players just will not go away. Sure, tales of their exploits may become greatly exaggerated in the re-telling. However, in this upcoming Rugby Championship there…