Highlanders

Three teams from New Zealand and one from South Africa clash this weekend for a place in the Super Rugby Final on August 6. The first semi will be contested…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

Finishing touch: Peter Betham  dives over for his try in Leicester's win v Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Saints Sunday best Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs produced a Sunday-best performance in the Aviva Premiership, with the Tigers hanging on for a 31-27 victory after leading 31-6 with…

Bradley Davies

By Paul Williams Why can’t our southern hemisphere coaches coach the southern hemisphere way? We, in the northern hemisphere, want to play rugby like the southern hemisphere. The quality of…

A record 25 million people watched Japan beat Samoa on television. Photo: Getty Images.

Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa. Having stunned the world…