Tournaments

Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

Farrell out to prove a point  Given the injuries that have hampered his season to date, Owen Farrell’s inclusion in England’s squad for the Autumn Internationals was, for once, not a…

Magic man: Rene Ranger making things happen for Montpellier against Castres in the Top 14

Rene Ranger on life in France

On first introduction, Rene Ranger seems so laid-back you would be forgiven for checking his pulse. However, when the versatile, attacking back is asked about his cult hero status back…

The best form of defence: Joe Worsley celebrates scoring a try against Italy

Joe Worsley on Bordeaux’s flying start

The Top 14 is having a breather until the end of October as European competition holds sway, allowing clubs a chance to assess their performances a third of the way…

Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

Sarries need that final step The 46-6 demolition job that Saracens did on Clermont Auvergne in last April’s Heineken Cup semi-final felt like a seismic shifting of Europe’s tectonic plates. It…

Ospreys v Benetton Rugby Treviso - Guinness Pro 12

Guinness PRO12 player analysis: Dan Baker, Ospreys

September and October are two vital months for budding internationals on these shores. With encounters against southern hemisphere opposition on the horizon, it is a pivotal time to perform. Beginning…