Rugby

  • Young Gun: Fraser Dingwall – Northampton centre 22nd September 2017
    Biding his time is not the easiest thing to do for Fraser Dingwall who is desperate to break into professional rugby but he understands patience now is likely to bring bigger rewards at the end of the season. The young centre capped off a fine season with a successful tour of South Africa with England […]
  • Young girls inspired to take up sport 22nd September 2017
    2017 has been a great year for women in sport, with the England rugby team reaching the final of the World Cup, the England cricket team winning the World Cup, the England Football team reaching the semi-finals of the European Championships, and Johanna Konta making history at Wimbledon by becoming the first British female player […]
  • Shane Williams: Sam’s a huge loss but it may work out well for the future 22nd September 2017
    Sam Warburton’s injury is a huge blow for Wales. I thought he was outstanding on the Lions tour and his displays in the second and third Tests were the perfect way to respond to the critics who questioned him. His absence for the autumn clashes leaves a gaping hole for Warren Gatland, but as always, […]
  • Three Lions miss out on England training camp 22nd September 2017
    England head coach Eddie Jones has named the 33 players who will convene in Oxford on Sunday 24 September for the three-day camp. The squad includes uncapped 18-year-old Marcus Smith and hooker Tom Dunn while the Lions trio of prop Kyle Sinckler, flanker James Haskell and centre Jonathan Joseph are not included. The camp will […]
  • Give Jonathan chance to lead Wales, Williams urges Gatland 22nd September 2017
    Wales legend Martyn Williams has urged Warren Gatland to use the November series to test the captaincy credentials of Jonathan Davies. With Sam Warburton undergoing neck surgery that will sideline him until the New Year, Gatland is expected to stick with Ospreys lock Alun-Wyn Jones, who was appointed for last season’s Six Nations by stand-in […]
  • Room 101: Arthur Ellis – Ealing Trailfinders flanker 21st September 2017
    1. Arsene Wenger Wenger’s departure from the club is long overdue; he is just ruining his own legacy by staying on. As a lifelong Arsenal fan, I have had enough. Transfer deadline day and the Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain farces were the final straws for me. While Arsenal fans were once split 50:50, I […]
  • Nick Cain: It’s wrong Eddie must wait a year to face those NZ bullets 21st September 2017
    Eddie Jones was in full ogre-slaying mode this week, sounding like the armour-plated incarnation of St George as he talked about making England “bullet-proof” going into the 2019 World Cup. England’s Aussie coach was alluding, in particular, to the challenge of getting England ready to meet – and beat – New Zealand after the RFU’s […]
  • Peter Jackson: Top Cat still carries the bruises from Meads’ knee 21st September 2017
    Clive Rowlands woke up yesterday with the same ache in his lower back, just as he has woken up every Saturday for more than half a century. One late hit from Colin Meads has lasted a lifetime. “I get pain every morning,’’ said Rowlands. “I suppose the natural process of getting older doesn’t help but […]
  • Carnegie scrum-half banned for stamping 21st September 2017
    Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half Max Green has received a three-week ban for stamping. The player pleaded guilty to the charge for an incident that occurred in the first half of the Championship match against Doncaster last Saturday. Green will be free to play again on 8 October 2017.
  • Trio signed by Leicester 21st September 2017
    Leicester Tigers have added three new players to their squad as Tongan international back Afa Pakalani, former Scotland international prop Kyle Traynor and young hooker Jake Kerr have all signed a deal at Welford Road. Pakalani, 25, will link up with three other Tonga internationals – Telusa Veainu, Sione Kalamafoni and Valentino Mapapalangi – at […]