Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

COUNTING DOWN to the eighth Women’s Rugby World Cup, many are looking  at the line-up and thinking, again, how depressingly short it is. With only 12 teams in three groups,…

Of course, the fact that du Preez has the talent to play in the latter stages of a World Cup is not in question – he won the thing in…

Ireland fans

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from…

Akahito Yamada

By Will MacPherson Japan were in irresistable form as they claimed another scalp by downing Samoa 26-5. Japan have been a revelation in this World Cup and remain in contention…

Wesley Fofana

France overcame stern resistance from a pumped-up Canada side to run out fairly comfortable 41-18 winners, although after 58 minutes the gaps had been down to six points, when Nathan…