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…

New generation: Maxime Machenaud

GET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It's time to put my neck on the line. The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as…

Breaking Brad:

 The England centre has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any nicknames? BRAD BARRITT: My family call me ‘Dub’ as I was the double of…

Opta Logo Final Cyan

RUGBY IS a subjective old sport. When it comes to talk of who is top of the pile, it's hard to come to a definitive answer, with pub-know-it-alls basing opinions…

A memorable try for Freddie Burns

GLOUCESTER FLY-HALF Freddie Burns scored 17 points in Gloucester’s 27-21 victory over Leicester in the Aviva Premiership in October, including an impressive chip-and-chase try. That touchdown was the Premiership’s Try…

Champions: Captain Chris Robshaw lifts Harlequins' first Premiership title

HARLEQUINS WON their first Aviva Premiership title last season, beating Leicester in the final, and they are now going well on both the domestic and European fronts – but what…