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Champions: New Zealand celebrate after beating England to win the 2010 Women's World Cup

Women’s World Cup fixtures

The 2014 Women's World Cup takes place in Paris from 1-17 August – here are the fixtures you need

In the thick of it: A burly Ed Slater gets involved against Northampton Saints

Heineken Cup Quarters: Four to watch

This set of Heineken Cup quarter-finals is possibly the most enticing last eight ever assembled. Each of the four ties is jam-packed with stellar talent and most of the continent’s…

Christian Wade

Christian Wade’s fastest men in rugby

  It’s a question posed in every clubhouse, watering hole or playing field in the land. Who are the fastest men in world rugby? The players who leave others clasping…

At a stretch: Robin Copeland drives on for Cardiff Blues against Ulster

Wales: Five things we learned in March

One problem down, one to go The furore over the future of European rugby seems all but over. April should see the announcement of a new tournament, with the desired…

Frederic Michalak

How will the French fare in the Heineken Cup?

No one club has dominated the Top 14 this season, with the three French teams in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals all showing themselves fallible. Then again, they’ve also played some…

Bath v Sale Sharks - Aviva Premiership

Danny Cipriani: Due an England return?

Danny Cipriani carries a hefty amount of baggage with him – he’s freely admitted that. The prodigious yet prodigal son of English rugby has been a tabloid editor’s dream. Nightclub…

Paul O'Connell

Heineken Cup quarter-final previews

Rugby World columnist Stephen Jones looks ahead to this weekend's four Heineken Cup quarter-finals – and makes his predictions…

Try time: Drauniniu is congratulated by team-mates including Symons (23)

Saints & Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Super sub Finally, after 17 defeats (some of them clutched agonisingly at the last minute from the jaws of victory) Worcester Warriors claimed their first Aviva Premiership win…