Leading from the back of the pack: Jamie Heaslip will be captain for this Test against Samoa

Ireland name squad for Samoa Test

IRELAND HAVE named a side to face Samoa in their first November Test, with a few little changes from Joe Schmidt before his first match in charge.

Touchdown: Phil Burgess scores for England v Wales

Video: Dubai Sevens greatest tries!

THERE WAS some scintillating rugby on show at the Dubai Sevens, with Fiji going home with the spoils. But they weren’t the only ones to cross the whitewash in style,…

Frightening in flight: Folau

November Tests: Five Players to watch in week two

The game at Twickenham last weekend was served up merely as an aperitif to this weekend’s main dish, seven Test fixtures, as the tectonic plates of Northern and Southern Hemisphere…

Glasgow Warriors counter-attacking from kicks

Glasgow Warriors counter-attacking from kicks

Gregor Townsend has drilled his team to exploit space when returning kicks and the team – who were top try-scorers in last season’s RaboDirect Pro12 – have been putting their…

Re-instated: Nick De Luca returns to Scotland's centre thanks to good defensive form and an injury to Alex Dunbar

Scotland name squad to face Japan

DESPITE A last minute scramble with soon-to-be-director of rugby Scott Johnson jetting down to London to listen to a briefing from refereeing chief Joel Jutge and the IRB the Scotland…