Tournaments

Jonathan Joseph

Aviva Premiership Final preview: Bath v Saracens

Beauty versus the beast. The great entertainers versus the great nullifiers. It’s easy for commentators to paint the narrative of the Aviva Premiership final clash as a battle of styles.…

Morgan Parra

France: Top 14 rugby schedule on TV5MONDE

The multi-million Euro Top 14 is coming gloriously to a boil and for fans of French rugby with  Champions Cup finalists, Clermont facing surprise packages Stade Francais in the Final…

Trucking up: Carl Fearns takes it to the line against Leicester Tigers

Analysis: Carl Fearns’ bench impact for Bath

In every title-winning campaign there is an unsung hero, a player who is largely unheralded yet integral to success. For Bath this year, the under-the-radar star has been Carl Fearns. Though…

France squad

PSA names preliminary 36-man France squad

Philippe Saint-Andre unveiled his World Cup squad on Tuesday morning and among the 36 names there were a few surprises. Three of the squad involved in France’s last Test match,…

Long levers: Dave Ewers offloads on a trademark charge for Exeter Chiefs

Analysis: What Dave Ewers would bring to England

The much-scrutinised practice of selection in sport boils down one essential equation: known quantities against potential– proven performers against untried talents. In the coming months as the Rugby World Cup encroaches…

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

A letter from South Africa – May

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…