Rabo Direct Pro12

Big game boy: Paul O'Connell

Buckle up for Munster v Leinster

ON SATURDAY several Irish rugby fans may feel compelled to abandon their other halves, lock themselves in the living room and turn on the telly. Partners may be left to…

Injury doubt: Jamie Roberts hits the line hard

Wales in Focus: Five things we’ve learned

THE EUROPEAN crisis has huge ramifications for Northern Hemisphere rugby. The quest for a fairer qualification system, which is fully justified, and the desire to control the game with the…

Also in demand: Warburton

Wholesale changes at Cardiff Blues?

THE CARDIFF Blues are not exactly falling to pieces, but they are hardly enjoying bright skies and calm seas at the moment either. So when news comes in that Leigh…

Another import: Cornell Du Preez joined Edinburgh

SCOTLAND: The paupers of the Euro debate

CRIERS ALL over the land are shouting: ‘the Heineken Cup is dead. Long live the potential for an accord between the Anglo-French alliance and a possibly toothless and certainly smarting…

A helping hand: Dragons' captain Coombs

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Lyn Jones

PEOPLE MIGHT regard my move from London Welsh to the Dragons as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, but as a coach challenges come…

Turning his back on union?: Tom Biggs

Super League clubs are sniffing out Union talent

Last season Andy Powell was a high-profile convert to rugby league and now some Super League sides may be sniffing around other Welsh, Premiership and sevens stars, at least according…

Will the Leinster fans have more to cheer this season?

RaboDirect Pro12: Round 1 wrap

Finalists humbled on their return to league action; a hefty spanking; calls for changes in style? It's has to be the first round of RaboDirect Pro12 rugby, which has sent…