Jean de Villiers

Letter from South Africa – July

DE VILLIERS MAKES CAUTIOUS BUT SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK Springbok captain Jean de Villiers returned to action for the first time in nine months when he came off the bench against a…

Johnny Sexton

Pro 12 transfers 2015-16: Comings and goings

In a game of inches, sides with an established foundation of pragmatism usually emerge clutching the etched handles of oversized silverware. For once it was a debonair attitude to open…

Cause for celebration: the Six Nations remains on terrestrial television (Photo Getty Images)

TV rights: Will Six Nations deal set a trend?

If you heard a low rumbling noise last Thursday, it may well have been a collective sigh of relief from armchair rugby fans across the country. You’ve no doubt heard…

Dan Cole

Dan Cole’s Top 5 tightheads

They’ll be the first to tell you, but the tighthead is one of the most important positions on the pitch. The anchor of the pack and a crucial cog at…

Lions tour

Lions fixtures for 2017 New Zealand tour

The Lions have announced their 10-match fixture list for 2017 tour. Unlike 2013, where they stopped off in Hong Kong for a sponsor-led fixture against the Barbarians, there will be…

England fan

Family fun at Twickenham

Enjoy a match-day experience with a difference at Twickenham for England v France thanks to Keith Prowse