Eying promotion: Dean Richards is expected to drag Falcons up

THE RHETORIC of battles is always used in professional rugby, as if the weeks of weights and hours of Xbox were shared experiences with servicemen and women garrisoned around the…

Meaning business: Irish's Yarde

WITH LONDON Welsh losing their appeal against a five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player, Tyson Keats, they remain five points behind nearest Aviva Premiership rivals Sale Sharks. With four…

Mako Vunipola

BEFORE WE'VE even had time to consider whether or not we can cope without the RBS 6 Nations, the good folks at Aviva Premiership Rugby have served us up a…

In a twist: James O'Connor shows off his intricate roof work

THE FIRST of the 6 Nations’ horrific lulls is here. Unless you are willing to maintain your patriotic streak –painting your face with your sister’s makeup, hanging your bedspread with…

Things are looking up!

IN OUR February issue Duncan Bell opened up to Rugby World with his long time friend, ex-teammate and member of the front row union, David Flatman, about the pressures of…

Galloping flanker: Tom Croft makes a dynamic return for Leicester Tigers

WITH STUART Lancaster’s Elite Player Squad (EPS) being released this week, many will be happy to see the return of one of England’s most athletic and skilled back rowers, Tom…