Rugby world cup

Scott Spedding

France go high and take to their bikes

If France do surprise the world and win the Webb Ellis Cup in October they’ll have to give grudging thanks to a British invention. The ‘Wattbike’ has been their primary…

Cause for celebration: the Six Nations remains on terrestrial television (Photo Getty Images)

TV rights: Will Six Nations deal set a trend?

If you heard a low rumbling noise last Thursday, it may well have been a collective sigh of relief from armchair rugby fans across the country. You’ve no doubt heard…

France squad

PSA names preliminary 36-man France squad

Philippe Saint-Andre unveiled his World Cup squad on Tuesday morning and among the 36 names there were a few surprises. Three of the squad involved in France’s last Test match,…

Handling the players: Nigel Owens with Chris Robshaw. Is he the best ref in the world?

Poll: Who is the best rugby referee in the world?

Earleir in April, World Rugby announced their 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup, as well as listing the seven assistant referees and four television match officials who…