keith barwell northampton saints

Northampton Saints today announced that Keith Barwell will be standing down as the club’s chairman in September 2011. Mr Barwell has been synonymous with the Saints for over 20 years.…

georgenorthcaption

Perhaps it’s youthful exuberance or it could simply be the excitement of a whirlwind first six months as a professional rugby player. Either way George North is a refreshing interviewee.…

jonathan sexton ireland

Jonathan Sexton has been recalled to Ireland’s starting line-up to take on England in the Grand Slam decider in Dublin on Saturday. He swaps places Ronan O’Gara, who returns to…

geoff cross scotland

Edinburgh’s Geoff Cross has been brought in to Scotland’s starting XV as they take on Italy in the last round of the Six Nations on Saturday at Murrayfield. The 28-year-old…

Luke McLean and Martin Castrogiovanni of Italy celebrate their Six Nation win over Scotland in 2010

SINCE joining the Six Nations in 2000, Italy have chalked up seven wins. Five of those have come against Scotland, so you can imagine the importance they attach to the…

Shane Williams out

Shane Williams has withdrawn from the Wales squad preparing to face France in Paris for the RBS 6 Nations fifth round this weekend with a knee injury. Williams picked up…

Richard Haughton

RICHARD HAUGHTON of London Wasps was today suspended for two weeks for dangerous play during the Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks at Adams Park on March 6. The fullback…