Newcastle v Bath

Five things we learnt about rugby – December

Tepid Bath Bath lie eighth in the Aviva Premiership with a squad that could and should be league contenders. This is a club that splashes the cash like Michael Jackson…

Italy

Has the Great Italian Experiment failed?

I have an admission. On Saturday afternoon I passed up the opportunity of watching my local club, Stade Francais, in the Champions Cup. I went Christmas shopping instead. Unpardonable? Perhaps,…

Schalk Burger

Letter from South Africa – December 2015

SUPER RUGBY SHAMBLES The 2016 revamped Super Rugby tournament is only two months away and at the time of writing Japan’s franchise, the Sunwolves, were still in search of a…