Breaking away: Danny Care's impressive showing boosted his international selection chances

Europe Round One: Winners and Losers

A THRILLING opening round to the Heineken Cup produced some excellent results and plenty of tries with Harlequins, Ulster, Toulon, Clermont and Saracens all putting down early markers. Here are…

Star player: Steffon Armitage has been outstanding since his move to Toulon

Five players to look out for in the Heineken Cup

IN A competition packed full of Europe's finest players, certain talents will always stand out. Here are five stars set to make a big impression in this season's Heineken Cup:


The Championship Blog – Week 6 round-up

NOTTINGHAM TRADED places with Plymouth and moved into third in the Championship by virtue of a 48-16 win over Jersey, at Meadow Lane on Friday. The Green and Whites were…

Australia v Argentina: The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship Review: Australia

CONSIDERING THE enormous amount of criticism poured on Australia throughout The Rugby Championship, the fact that they finished the tournament in second place is somewhat of a surprise. Factor in…

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

NEWCASTLE FALCONS stay top of the class by virtue of giving Leeds a lesson in finishing at Kingston Park on Friday night, writes Richard Grainger. This match-up was tipped as…

Winter winds: Winter weather means more rugby!

‘All change please’ in Scotland

AS OCTOBER draws near the rain is lashing pedestrians with more regularity. For some south of Berwick this is a reminder that grounds will soften and tries may be unpleasantly…

Shark cage: Michalak in control against the Bulls

Magic Michalak on fire in France

“MICHALAK IS back” screams the headline in this week’s Midi Olympique, alongside a photograph of Toulon’s Freddie, a player for whom the word ‘mercurial’ could have been invented. Michalak played…