Tindall backs the misunderstood Hape

ENGLAND CAPTAIN Mike Tindall has backed rugby league convert Shontayne Hape to star in today’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Hape has been picked by Martin Johnson in the last nine…

A try or not a try: Mike Phillips hands off Tommy Bowe to score for Wales

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL was fuming about Mike Phillips’s controversial 50th-minute try in Wales’ 19-13 win over Ireland. Phillips was sent on his way over the try-line following a quick throw-in from…

How Italy shocked France – video

ITALY caused the biggest upset in the Championship for decades by beating Grand Slam champions, France in Rome, 22-21. Unlike their other performances in recent year the Italian refused to…

Wales v Ireland

Wales coach Warren Gatland said his team had become “battle-hardened” thanks to facing the big three from the southern hemisphere on a regular basis. Wales have played South Africa twice,…

Leeds team to play Northampton – Fourie plays

Neil Back has made three changes to his side for this Saturday’s massive Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 3pm. All the changes come in…