Sarah Mockford

Rugby World editor

James Horwill and Richie McCaw

By Charity Knight RIVALRIES REACH their peak this weekend as the Queensland Reds take on the Canterbury Crusaders in an epic battle to become the victors of the 2011 Super…

George North

AT THE Wales shirt launch this week it was clear that the players had a lot of input in the new jersey. While most people are concerned with what the…

Ian Evans interviews Tommy Bowe

IAN EVANS had a terrible run of injuries from 2008 to 2011 and to keep himself busy the Wales lock filmed a series of interviews for the Ospreys called ‘Ianto’s…

Gavin Henson

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor GAVIN HENSON made his long-awaited return to Test rugby against the Barbarians on Saturday afternoon. He’d been out of the international arena for…

Dwayne Peel and Mark Jones

TOM SHANKLIN’S rugby-playing days were brought to an end in April when he was forced to retire because of a knee injury. The centre’s club career took in London Welsh,…

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL is one of rugby’s more articulate players, but after Ireland’s 21-11 defeat by New Zealand in Wellington in 2008 he wasn’t quite as comfortable speaking to the media.…

Behind the scenes with the Wallabies

EVER WONDERED what happens on an international rugby tour? Well now you can find out! Here Australia’s exciting young backs James O’Connor, Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale give you an…

Danny Cipriani

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor ANTICS ON the football field lately, particularly the endless diving and poor attitudes on show in the Barcelona-Real Madrid Champions League semi-final, have…

Munster scrum

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor SO THE Magners League Grand Final is decided; it will be an all-Ireland affair between Munster and Leinster, the top two in the…

Ruan Pienaar and Cian Healy

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE MAGNERS LEAGUE finalists will be decided this weekend with Ireland guaranteed at least one team in the season’s climax. Ulster visit Leinster…