Tournaments

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…

Chief destroyer: Dave Ewers charges forward for Exeter

Aviva Premiership: Team of the season

15. Alex Goode (Saracens) A consummate, classy operator who never seems to get the credit he deserves. Offers calm authority and precise positioning in defence and hits the line nicely in…

Toulouse

France: Top 14 reaches its denouement

Spare a thought this week for Grenoble manager Fabrice Landreau. At the end of March his side were in the top six of the Top 14 and looking good for…

Samoan steam train : Logovi'i Mulipola on the charge for Leicester Tigers

Analysis: Five reasons Leicester Tigers beat Wasps

If ever an 80-minute performance epitomised a club – its values, ethos and ingrained traditions – it was Leicester Tigers’ 26-21 defeat of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.…

Toulon

Five things we learnt in April

Five things we learned about rugby – April Don’t hate Toulon, they’re simply getting it right. Okay, so it was May 2, but it’s easy having a pop at Toulon.…