Schalk Burger

Hands up: Sharks chief executive John Smit has apologised after his side's third red card. (pic Action images)

Letter from South Africa – April

Apologies for Shark’s third red card  Sharks chief executive John Smit took to social media to apologise to fans this month after a third franchise player was red-carded and suspended…

Teddy Thomas

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Saints Teddy Thomas: Remember the name The 21-year-old from Biarritz is the latest player to be anointed the ‘the prochaine grand chose’ in French rugby. It’s not hard to see…

Nick Easter

Self-policing in rugby: Right or wrong?

As the second half of Harlequins’ thrilling win over Bath grew fractured and frantic on Saturday, BT Sport commentator Austin Healey indulged in a bit of a whine. Referee Wayne Barnes had…

As if butter wouldn't melt

This is how to tackle

Schalk Burger, a South African and Stormers loose forward is famed for his tackling, but usually in a bad way and usually because it’s worthy of a sending off. However…