Tournaments

Uruguay's players lie dejected as Portugal celebrate their World Cup qualification in 2007

RWC qualifying: the South American battle

URUGUAY SET out in pursuit of the holy grail of World Cup 2015 qualification this weekend, having missed out on a place at the last two World Cup finals tournaments…

morgan parra

Heineken Cup: Clermont ready for the Red Army

MUNSTER SHOULD be afraid. Very afraid. On Saturday evening in the semi-final of the Heineken Cup they will encounter a Clermont side at the top of their game. So what…

Eying promotion: Dean Richards is expected to drag Falcons up

RFU Championship: The battle for promotion

THE RHETORIC of battles is always used in professional rugby, as if the weeks of weights and hours of Xbox were shared experiences with servicemen and women garrisoned around the…

The Championship blog – Week 22 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 22 round-up

IN A cruel twist of fate, Bristol became the only side to defeat Newcastle this season in any form of competition, only to learn that Leeds had secured the fourth…

Kelly van Harskamp

Kelly van Harskamp, the flying Dutchwoman

KELLY VAN HARSKAMP of the Netherlands was the IRB Sevens Women’s Player of the Year in 2010-11 – and this video shows you why. First capped against Wales at the…

Fitting finale: Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a rousing send-off by picking up their second Six Nations in five years

Six Nations Fixtures 2015

NEXT SEASON’S RBS Six Nations kicks off on Friday, 6th February, with Wales taking on England at the Millennium Stadium in a pre-World Cup warm-up. So here you go, dates…

The Championship blog – Week 21 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 21 round-up

IT'S QUIET, drinking in the last chance saloon. The barman has gone home and told London Welsh to lock up on their way out. Because, unless someone from the Championship…

Russia sevens

Sevens World Cup: Russian rugby player in space!

RUSSIAN RUGBY has got one up on the Americans – the first rugby player in space. That’s what they’re claiming anyway after cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky welcomed dignitaries at the Sevens…

Keep on running: Johnnie Beattie

Lions 2013: The French foreign legion

CAUGHT BETWEEN the Devil and a deep red rage, Nathan Hines angered the people of Perpignan in 2009 by skipping the Top 14 final in order to travel to South…