Blogs

Despite plying his trade in France, Brew (left) still hopes to represent his country

Aled Brew enjoying French leave with Biarritz

HE'S GOT the Vespa, he’s learning French and Aled Brew has even been bodyboarding in the famous Biarritz surf. Yes, the former Dragons’ wing is enjoying his new life in…

Chairman John Taylor (L) shares his thoughts on their new signing

John Taylor on Henson’s lifeline

THE LEICESTER back row will be dusting off their tuxedos in anticipation of giving Gavin Henson a dancing lesson at the Kassam Stadium, come September 2, writes Richard Grainger. For…

The FFR are tired of playing second fiddle

French Focus: New home planned for France

FIRST THE good news. Five years from now rugby fans will no longer be required to trudge out to the Stade de France every time France play a home international.…

London Welsh have everything to prove

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…

Rival: Wilkinson has company at Toulon

Magic Michalak back with a bang

FREDDIE'S BACK! Just a week after we were pondering the future of French flair, Frederic Michalak orchestrated a thumping 49-10 win for France in Tucuman of all places. Not many…

Will Genia

Australia 20-19 Wales: The verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor In a nutshell The Wallabies succeeded where Wales failed last week, taking the lead with six minutes to go and controlling the ball…

Mike Harris

Australia 25 Wales 23: The Verdict

Wales were denied a famous victory with the final kick of the game – Australia’s replacement fly-half Mike Harris nailing a late penalty from out wide to give the Wallabies…

Ireland fans celebrate their team's early try, but their dreams of victory turned to dust

New Zealand 22 Ireland 19: 2nd Test verdict

Rarely will you see a more dramatic Test match than this. Ireland hadn't beaten New Zealand in 25 previous attempts spread over 107 years and a magnificent effort in Christchurch…

Jonathan Joseph (left) and Manu Tuilagi will combine at centre for England

South Africa v England: 2nd Test preview

By Katie Field, Rugby World writer FOR ENGLAND this weekend’s match is all about bouncing back from last Saturday’s 22-17 defeat in Durban to level the three-Test series before it…

Key man: Donnacha Ryan continues to improve

Hurricane Savea blows Ireland away

I’LL BE honest, when I first saw Declan Kidney’s team selection it didn’t fill me with confidence. Losing to the Barbarians the week before travelling to the backyard of the…