Clive Woodward

Jonny Wilkinson on his best coaches

By Jonny Wilkinson, England 2003 World Cup winner I HAVE been enormously fortunate to have been coached by some of the best coaches around. Here I let you know why…

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Three law changes that would improve rugby

By Paul Williams RUGBY’S LAWS, or more precisely the changing of those laws, have become a familiar subject for any rugby fan. Indeed, regular debate of the game’s laws are…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

THE FOG on the Tyne, made thicker by Newcastle’s failure to take a bonus point win from Wasps on Saturday, has lifted somewhat this morning with news from west of…

Mike Phillips Bayonne

Top 14 Focus: Relegation scrap heats up

By Gavin Mortimer TWO ROUNDS of the Top 14 to go and down at the foot of the table it’s looking tight. Lyon are doomed, that much is sure, even…

Looking good in yellow and blue: Nathan Hines

French focus: Top 14

They began camping out the day before tickets went on sale at Clermont’s ground for Sunday’s Heineken Cup clash with Leinster, writes Gavin Mortimer. Such is the fervour for all…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

The irony of Charlie Hayter’s interception to cement London Scottish’s place in the Championship for another year wasn’t lost on most of the sizable crowd at Richmond last Saturday. A…

Freshwater: An end of a Perpignan era

French focus: Top 14

An end of an era is approaching in Perpignan and the fans are getting teary at the prospect. After nine seasons loosehead prop Perry Freshwater is retiring at the end…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Champagne rugby – plenty of fizz but no pop. This pretty much sums up London Welsh’s efforts in the first half of the clash with promotion favourites Bristol, at the…

Shane Geraghty

French focus: Top 14

NO DOUBT about it, Shane Geraghty’s stint in Brive has been eventful, writes Gavin Mortimer. The 25-year-old was to the fore again on Sunday, steering the unfashionable French club into…