Tournaments

Not coming back: Louis Picamoles has been dropped

Six Nations: The Beleaguered Coaches Club

Whatever is said in haste before Saturday – whatever defensive line is thrown out or snarling reply comes back – it is only because both Scotland’s and France’s head coaches…

Tight call: Rhodri Evans is preferred over Samson Lee

Wales: Five things we’ve learned in February

The statements from the WRU and Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) continued unabated in February. It’s no surprise. In fact during the last six months both have issued more statements than…

Aware of the issues: Rowntree, Lancaster and Farrell

England worthy of measured praise

“Let’s all laugh at England. One win and they think they’re world-beaters.” If you’ve managed to scan social media this week, the chances are that this sentiment has popped up.…

Six Nations: The championship’s defining moments

Six Nations: The championship’s defining moments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7p3Le2Cqg The March issue of Rugby World is on sale now and features plenty of Six Nations interviews. The April issue goes on sale on 4 March and will bring…

Lynchpin: Sexton oozed class with Ireland

Six Nations: Round 3 – Team of the weekend

IT WAS a rip-roaring Round 3, where France and Ireland lost their chance of a Grand Slam and England and Wales moved back into contention for the Six Nations title.…

Putting in a shift: Richie Gray

Scotland: Five things we learned v Italy

THE SCOTLAND result was one that brought out relief. The kind of relief that has spectators and coaches strapped to oxygen tanks, so taxing was the enormous sigh everyone let…

Pascal Papé

Dropping Picamoles a big risk for Saint-André

IT TOOK only 80 minutes but Philippe Saint-André once more finds himself with the world on his shoulders. Two victories from their first two matches in this Six Nations went…

All smiles: Launchbury celebrates England's win

England: Five things we learned v Ireland

FAST-PACED and fraught with tension, England’s narrow win over Ireland on Saturday was a truly phenomenal Test match. For the first time in this season’s Six Nations we had two…