CHANGE IS coming, or so it would seem north of the border as Scotland today named nine uncapped players for their quadrangular tournament this summer in South Africa against their…

The Championship blog – Play-offs: Round 1

“ANYONE WHO thinks that life is fair,” Richard M. Nixon once said, “has been seriously misinformed.” A view held, amongst others, by many of the Newcastle Falcons squad who, after…

kelly brown

AS OF Tuesday, everyone in Scotland was a mathematician. Three. Three Scottish Lions. Half of all the Tigers; half the number of Leinstermen; one fifth the number of Welshmen; one…

AMID GREAT fanfare in the cavernous Live Room at Twickenham, Debbie Jevans, CEO of ER2015, and assembled rugby dignitaries, sat at the raised top table to announce the fixtures and…

Sam Warburton

FOR SOME of the 2013 Lions squad, pulling on a red rugby shirt will be a new experience. This won’t be the case for 15 of the players and three…

Tension is building. The clocks have stopped. Traffic is…well, still as much of a mangle as ever. It’s Lions day. That day that international rugby players love and dread in…