Tournaments

Working from home: Sky will cover Pro12 in 2014/15

Last ride for RaboDirect

THIS SEASON is the last the Pro12 will have the title sponsor, RaboDirect. The bank have opted not to renew its sponsorship contract with the league, meaning that just as…

One of few signings: Hosea Gear scores for Toulouse at the weekend

Top 14: Toulouse coach going the way of the Gunners

By Gavin Mortimer IF THERE’S one man who knows how Arsene Wenger is feeling this week it’s Toulouse coach Guy Noves. Like the Arsenal manager, Noves ended Saturday afternoon with…

No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

Beware the return of Juan Smith

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…

Never in any bother: Alasdair Strokosch

Gaining Six Nations release from the Top 14

By Alan Dymock FRANCE IS a place of cruel and lucrative circumstance, we are told. A place where teams allegedly have to balance slugging it out like dribbling Neanderthals all…

How many years to go?: Scotland prepares

One year to go until the Commonwealth Games

By Alan Dymock ONE YEAR to go. That’s the word in Scotland as Glasgow prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Some of the biggest names in sport will be…