Aviva Premiership

London Welsh have everything to prove

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…

Lewis Moody

Olly Barkley sparks Elektrik youth

BATH’S OLLY BARKLEY is still only 30 so is sure to have a good few years left playing professional rugby, but he is already planning for life post-retirement. The centre has set…

Booth and Hatley

Premiership coaches row, row, row their boat

TOBY BOOTH and Neal Hatley are in unchartered waters as they take on one of the biggest challenges of their lives in Canada: the gruelling 715km Yukon River Quest, in…

Country boy: Tindall will take on added responsibility of

Mike Tindall to become player-coach at Gloucester

GLOUCESTER RUGBY’S new Director of Rugby, Nigel Davies, was delighted to confirm that Mike Tindall has signed a contract to become a player/ coach at the club next season. Davies…

Argentine Agulla will make his way down south to Bath

Bath sign Argentine ace Agulla

ARGENTINE INTERNATIONAL winger, Horacio Agulla will be joining Bath Rugby next season. The 27 year old, equally adept playing on the wing or at fullback, has been capped 34 times…

Who, me? Will Fraser is one of nine players with dual registration with Bedford Blues

Bedford Blues have access to ten Saracens players

BEDFORD BLUES and Premiership champions Saracens renewed their player partnership as the the two clubs confirm that ten Sarries players will be available to the Championship side. Scrum-half Luke Baldwin…

Sweet moment: Quins Tom Williams will have enjoyed his early try

Premiership Final: Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell HARLEQUINS CELEBRATED their first Premiership title beating Leicester 30-23 in a fine advertisment for the Aviva Premiership at a sweltering Twickenham.…

Versitile prop Cai Griffiths can play at both tighthead and loosehead

Ospreys prop Cai Griffiths signs for London Irish

LONDON IRISH has signed Ospreys tight head prop forward Cai Griffiths. Griffiths, who can also operate at loose head, has made over 100 appearances for the Welsh province, competing in…