Tournaments

lone Wulf: Rudi Wulf returns in time to claim his 50th cap

Wulf and Ranger return for Chiefs showdown

Blues coach Pat Lam welcomes back a couple of players from the squad’s lengthy injured list to the starting 22 this week. Fullback Rudi Wulf returns to the side after…

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

ALL BLACKS loose forward Kieran Read returns to the Crusaders starting line-up to face the Highlanders. Read sustained a bruised pelvis during their 28-19 defeat to the Rebels, nearly three…

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RaboDirect Pro12 Final: Leinster 30-31 Ospreys

  By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer  In a nutshell Shane Williams said farewell to professional rugby with a trademark 78th minute try to win the RaboDirect Pro12 Final. The…

Sweet moment: Quins Tom Williams will have enjoyed his early try

Premiership Final: Harlequins 30-23 Leicester

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell HARLEQUINS CELEBRATED their first Premiership title beating Leicester 30-23 in a fine advertisment for the Aviva Premiership at a sweltering Twickenham.…

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French focus: Top 14 Quarter-final play-offs

IN FRANCE they call them ‘les barrages’, in English we’d call them ‘play-offs’; perhaps the best description is the Top 14 quarter-finals, which is in effect what unfolds on Saturday…

Versitile prop Cai Griffiths can play at both tighthead and loosehead

Ospreys prop Cai Griffiths signs for London Irish

LONDON IRISH has signed Ospreys tight head prop forward Cai Griffiths. Griffiths, who can also operate at loose head, has made over 100 appearances for the Welsh province, competing in…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

LONDON WELSH showed the RFU exactly what they thought of the their decision to bar them from the Aviva Premiership by making the Cornish Pirates walk the plank at the…