Tournaments

Raucous scenes: Ben Youngs was a try-scorer in Leicester's bonus point win against the Ospreys

Europe Round Two: Winners and Losers

YOU CANNOT win the Heineken Cup in Round Two, but you can go some way to losing it. After another action-packed weekend from across the continent, here and the winners…

Fit again: Jamie Roberts is back for Wales after missing the summer tour through injury

Wales name 35-man squad for November Internationals

INTERIM WALES head coach Rob Howley has picked just one uncapped player in his 35-man squad for the upcoming November Internationals. Ospreys prop Aaron Jarvis is the only new player…

Multiple success: Joe Schmidt (r) has led Leinster to two Heineken Cups in two years

Door wide open in Lions hunt for attack coach

WARREN GATLAND'S feet have provided a tricky start to his career as coach of the British & Irish Lions, with news that the final make-up of his coaching staff would…

Exiled official: Bryce Lawrence has retired after political pressure from the ARU and SARU

Bryce Lawrence blames political pressure for retirement

NEW ZEALAND referee Bryce Lawrence has retired, citing heavy criticism following the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Australia last year behind his decision. The 41 year-old is…

Too much too soon: Over-exposure may lead to another young star burining out

Why the hype over France’s Gael Fickou

LET'S NOT get carried away. Gael Fickou had a good game for Toulouse in their win over Leicester on Sunday, but was the 18-year-old’s try-scoring performance really that special? Sure,…