Sarah Mockford

Rugby World editor

Owen Farrell

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor In a nutshell It was ‘Chargedown Charlie’ to the rescue again for England. Italy scored two tries in two minutes just before half-time…

Imanol Harinordoquy’s father joins in brawl!

IMANOL HARINORDOQUY is one of rugby’s tougher characters, but the France No 8’s reputation may have been damaged when his father stepped in to help out during one game last…

Behind the scenes at London Irish

IN THIS new series, former England lock Martin Bayfield travels around Aviva Premiership clubs to get an insight into goings-on behind the scenes. This week London Irish are in the…

Ryan Jones

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor TWO YEARS ago this fixture delivered arguably the most dramatic finish in any Six Nations match, Shane Williams’s last-minute try securing a 31-24…

Morgan Parra

KEITH EARLS returns to the Ireland team for their Six Nations game against France on Saturday night in Paris. The Munster centre was originally picked in the team to play…

Sergio Parisse

STUART LANCASTER has named an unchanged England team to take on Italy in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon. England secured a narrow 13-6 win over Scotland last…

Greig Laidlaw

By Alan Dymock The Auld Enemy came and an old problem reared its ugly head. Scotland had a huge amount of possession but could not convert that into points. The…

Ireland v Wales

By Claire Glancy “We were robbed!” “Red card!” “Heartbreaking.” THOSE ARE just some of the messages that flooded my mobile on Sunday after Ireland’s 23-21 defeat by Wales. The talk…

Leigh Haflpenny

By Paul Williams WALES BEAT Ireland 23-21 in Dublin on Sunday in their opening Six Nations fixture, but what did we learn about the men in red? Here’s the lowdown…