Tournaments

Braced for impact: Tomasso Allan will see a lot of action for Perpignan next season in ProD2

Tommaso Allan to fight through ProD2

Hands up those who this time last year had heard of ‘Tommy’ Tommaso Allan? The odd aficionado of age-group rugby, perhaps, who had seen the young fly-half play for Western…

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Bet you never saw this: Mike Tindall’s career

Read the story behind the story and see other brilliant picture specials like this Mike Tindall one in every edition of Rugby World. You can find out where to buy your…

Takingtime to chill: Piri Weepu will have his work cut out for him soon enough with London Welsh

Expect Piri Weepu to become a cult hero

As a team rising again, hoping to have a better time of it than their last Aviva Premiership adventure in 2012/13, London Welsh could do with converting as many fans…

Grenoble

Bernard Jackman revives Grenoble

The former Ireland hooker is hoping to propel Grenoble up the Top 14 table with a fresh approach and a few new signings

Lean on me: Uncapped second-rower Ed Slater has been selected as England's captain to face the Crusaders

England v Crusaders: England hunting spirited win

During the naming of the England squad to face the Canterbury Crusaders on the Tuesday night before the third and final Test in Hamilton, mid-week captain Ed Slater explained how…

Nick Scott

Championship Blog 1st Leg: London Welsh v Bristol

London Welsh take a 19-point lead to a sold out Memorial Stadium next Wednesday following a master-class of precision rugby in atrocious conditions at the Kassam on Wednesday night. Bristol…

Slide

Bet you never saw this: The 2014 Finals

Enjoy looking at this gallery of great photos from this weekend's three finals – Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12 and the French Top 14