Kettering at Leicester Tigers

FIVE LEAGUE games to go and there are signs that the performance makeover being applied to Kettering RFC is taking effect. An heroic 19-14 win over high-flying Peterborough Lions brought…

quins champions

AT THE end of a rollercoaster year, the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year bash was extravagant as it was tearful. We are desperately trying not to let go…

New Zealand

THE POOL draw for the 2015 World Cup takes place at 3pm today – and you can watch it unfold live here. Who will defending champions New Zealand be grouped…

Wrestle

WRESTLING DRILLS are a great conditioning tool for rugby and help to bring a competitive edge to training. Rugby World fitness editor John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, suggests…

IN FRANCE they call them ‘les barrages’, in English we’d call them ‘play-offs’; perhaps the best description is the Top 14 quarter-finals, which is in effect what unfolds on Saturday…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

LONDON WELSH showed the RFU exactly what they thought of the their decision to bar them from the Aviva Premiership by making the Cornish Pirates walk the plank at the…

How to get in peak condition

JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and…

Bob Dwyer

THERE’S a famous rugby figure in Thailand this weekend as Bob Dwyer holds the first of three coaching workshops in Phuket. The 1991 World Cup-winning coach is running the courses…