The scene is set, a late evening in March at Franklin Garden’s, the venue for the Aviva Premiership rugby union clash between Northampton Saints and London Wasps’. There are currently thirty-three minutes played and it’s 13-20 in favour of Wasps’. The play resumes with a cross-field kick.
The Northampton players rush
Top Performers from the 2015 Six Nations
With such a good number of top class players on display picking the best of the bunch will always be controversial. Some great players miss out on the list but those who are included would make their mark in any rugby competition at any
The Hong Kong Sevens is underway, heading into the finals on Sunday. The world’s greatest annual rugby event is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so here’s five of its best finals.
Fiji 22, New Zealand 10 (1990)
The first of the Fiji-New Zealand classics, starring Waisale Serevi and Eric Rush, HK7’s biggest stars.
After a relatively quiet beginning the 2015 six nations burst into life in the final round of games.
A triple header of excitement, tension and attacking rugby that reminded us of how good this tournament can be.
After 5 games in which many new players announced themselves as stars and others reaffirmed
England had recycled the ball 19 straight times. Wales was bending but not breaking in the inferno of Millennium Stadium. Each glimpse of the tryline by England was snuffed out in a blink by one or two Wales jerseys, whipped along by the sell-out crowd.
Then the ball was passed from
After some enthralling displays at the weekend, albeit without a huge amount of good running rugby, we look at who really stood out in the Northern Hemisphere.
A suffocating Welsh defence, a Scotland side still flattering to deceive and an Italian team who now seem to be on the ropes mean
Paul O'Connell doesn't mean to belittle the occasion of his 100th cap for Ireland on Saturday.
The milestone and the history humble the captain, and fill him with pride.
It's an honor, he adds, to be joining "a nice little group of Irish guys" who have reached the mark, all of whom
So here we find ourselves, the 2015 6 Nations Championship not a month old and already the only two real contenders slug it out for glory and much-needed momentum before the curtain raises on the biggest prize in world rugby. At this stage of the tournament it's always customary to
From the minute we heard Samson Lee would be unavailable for this game it become obvious that the Scottish pack would go after the inexperienced Welsh tighthead at scrum time and they did exactly that.
Dickinson gave Welsh prop Aaron Jarvis a thoroughly difficult afternoon at scrum time.
As well as this the
The 2015 edition of the Six Nations tournament kicks off this Friday night and it is shaping to be an absolutely thrilling competition once again. The tournament itself is of course a massive one in its own right but with the Rugby World Cup now just a matter of months