Tournaments

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…

Kurtley Beale

The magic of Kurtley Beale analysed

BELIEVE IT or not, Kurtley Beale is still 25. His career so far resembles a stomach-churning roller coaster, soaring to giddy heights with last-gasp penalties from 60 metres to win…