Alan Pearey

Martin Corry

Ireland may hold the Millennium Trophy – but the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup is in English hands following their victory in Dublin last year. The trophy, awarded to the winners…

Bob Dwyer

THERE’S a famous rugby figure in Thailand this weekend as Bob Dwyer holds the first of three coaching workshops in Phuket. The 1991 World Cup-winning coach is running the courses…

Sidestep like Shane Williams

Shane Williams was able to leave world-class players grasping at thin air with his dazzling sidestep. The former Wales and Lions wing shows you how to do it in this…

SO, here we go again. Three weeks and a day after the teams were left kicking their heels in Siberian Paris, France and Ireland meet to decide who will chase…

Great Britain wheelchair rugby mean business!

Wheelchair rugby isn’t so much a contact sport as a collision sport – and the bigger the hit, the broader the smiles! Channel 4, official broadcaster of the 2012 Paralympics,…

James Gaskell’s childhood hero

James Gaskell, the Sale and England Saxons forward, loved football long before he tried his hand at the sport which would earn him a living. Born in Crewe and raised…

Exeter’s Marine-style training on the moor

IT’S not always players or coaches who constitute major signings. One of the factors behind Exeter’s rise has been Paddy Anson, who has been their head of strength and conditioning…

Great Danny Cipriani try

England must be brave, says Stuart Barnes. So should they summon Danny Cipriani from Australia and install him at No 10? This try from the 2011 Super Rugby competition shows…

Paul Hodgson try-saving tackle

Paul Hodgson’s stock was never higher than in the 2007-08 season, when he won the first of his nine England caps. A few weeks later, he lined up in a…

Paul Diggin try fest

When Edinburgh visited Franklin’s Gardens for a 2010-11 Heineken Cup pool tie, they were to be brushed aside. Brian Mujati got the ball rolling but then it became the Paul…