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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…

Nick Evans

Danny Care picks his ‘Five of the Best’

After a Six Nations tournament full of positives with England, RW caught up with Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens to discuss five of the…

Leicester v Northampton

Aviva Premiership coming to the boil

There are big matches at the top and bottom of the Aviva Premiership this weekend, with Northampton Saints hosting Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors travelling to Newcastle Falcons…

Napolioni Nalaga

Big plans for the future of French Top 14

The great and the good of French rugby gathered last Thursday in a Bordeaux hotel for their General Assembly. What Midi Olympique described as “the Cardinals of the Oval”, had…

Mike Phillips

Six Nations: The RW Awards

Award for ‘angering millions of teenage girls’: Mike Phillips Mike Phillips has had an interesting year. Sacked from Bayonne for allegedly turning up to training under the influence, he switched…