Richard Parks

Double delight: Parks (left) and Thomas.

Richard Parks and Gareth Thomas in Book Awards double

Parks‘ story of his journey from reluctantly retired rugby player to intrepid “extreme environment athlete” wowed the rugby award’s judging panel, which includes Rugby World‘s Alan Pearey (as chairman) and…

A write result: Simon Halliday won the rugby prize last year. Who will it be this time? (Photo: Getty)

Rugby Book of the Year to be announced

Six books were short-listed by a judging panel of rugby writers, including Rugby World’s Alan Pearey and Katie Field. The contenders are Brian O’Driscoll‘s autobiography, The Test; Gareth Thomas‘s autobiography,…

Smiling Sarries: Chris Ashton and Saracens did all the celebrating at Kingsholm

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Richard Parks, the former Wales flanker, is this week’s ultimate saint as he achieved the fastest ever solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Briton, and…