Tournaments

A new season beckons: The teams, players and fans are good to go - so what are your predictions?

New season SuperBru predictions!

We have worked with SuperBru to bring you another season of pitting your wits against other Rugby World readers, proving you’re more than a tad clairvoyant and more than a…

Foreign legion: Aussie James O'Connor and Chris Masoe run at Ireland's Johnny Sexton

Top 14: Is there a blueprint for success?

Last season’s Top 14 was fiercely contested with just a 16-point gap separating top side Toulon and Brive in ninth place. As a comparison, the difference between first and ninth place was 43…

Nick Tompkins

Aviva Premiership: Five young Englishmen to watch

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…

The War of the Daffodils os over: Now it's time to focus on the business of rugby in Wales

Wales: WRU and RRW are finally in agreement!

The War of the Daffodils was brought to an end with the signing of the Rugby Services Agreement (RSA). The new agreement brings to an end a highly damaging period…

Sign on the dotted line: Sam Warburton will be free to play rugby again after a peace deal was signed

Wales peace deal signed

Such has been the acrimony in between the WRU and RRW (Regional Rugby Wales) that there was no joint press conference for the cameras as both sides went their separate…

Mystery man: Bordeaux's French prop Jefferson Poirot on the gallop against Racing

Top 14: Five French kids to watch

With two rounds gone of the Top 14, Toulon and Toulouse are setting the pace at the top of the table with teams containing a lot of familiar faces. But…