Northern hemisphere rugby has long cowered in an inferiority complex with regard to New Zealand. That is largely understandable – the all-conquering All Blacks have cast more of a solar eclipse…

Jason Tovey

Close your eyes at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day and you might just imagine you’ve stepped back in time. A bumper crowd is expected for the Blues-Dragons Guinness Pro12…

Adam Jones

Everyone’s favourite tight-head Adam Jones caused much mirth last month with his unexpected attempt at a drop-goal against Munster, that dropped just short of the posts – although, we should…

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

The Saints Super sub Finally, after 17 defeats (some of them clutched agonisingly at the last minute from the jaws of victory) Worcester Warriors claimed their first Aviva Premiership win…

By Katie Field The Saints Green machine The O2 Ireland Wolfhounds proved that excellent defence is just as valuable as exciting attacking play as they defeated England Saxons 14-8 on…

Lazarus Syndrome is a medical condition where the patient is pronounced dead – whilst being very much alive. Having found themselves in a Heineken Cup group with Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins…

Leigh Halfpenny

LEIGH HALFPENNY is looking at the picture of himself embracing Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts in the pages of Rugby World and is taken back to Saturday 6 July; he…