Wales

Likely lad: Gareth Anscombe has already caught the eye for Cardiff Blues

PRO12 play analysis: Gareth Anscombe, Cardiff Blues

Northern hemisphere rugby has long cowered in an inferiority complex with regard to New Zealand. That is largely understandable – the all-conquering All Blacks have cast more of a solar eclipse…

Jason Tovey

Blues-Dragons derby a shadow of yesteryear

Close your eyes at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day and you might just imagine you’ve stepped back in time. A bumper crowd is expected for the Blues-Dragons Guinness Pro12…

Adam Jones

Adam Jones’ drop-goal masterclass

Everyone’s favourite tight-head Adam Jones caused much mirth last month with his unexpected attempt at a drop-goal against Munster, that dropped just short of the posts – although, we should…

Silence of the Lambie: Yet another carry for England captain Chris Robshaw

Rugby statistics: Tracking England player burn-out

With a World Cup approaching, expect much talk of growing the game and new commercial opportunities. Potential showpiece events such as the winners of Super Rugby and the European Champions…

All Blacks

Autumn Tests 2014: End of series awards

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…

Wales rugby

Wales v South Africa: Five things we learned

Wales get the win they deserve Wales beat South Africa 12- 6 and finally got the much referenced monkey off their back. But let’s face it, this wasn’t your common-or-garden…