There is simply no doubt about it. Italy’s game plan baffled England, to the point where it left one of England’s most experienced and in-form players, James Haskell, asking Referee Roman Poite how to deal with it.
James Beringer previews the second round of Six Nations fixtures, with England going to Wales the weekend's standout fixture.
Durham came out of the blocks like panthers. Their set-piece and maul made Loughborough’s pack look as if they were wearing rollerblades, and they were spearheaded by their captain Coreen Grant, who had a truly magnificent match.
It is difficult to gauge where Wales sit in the rugby hierarchy these days. They currently sit 5th in the World rankings, but seem to be there because of South Africa’s dramatic decline rather than through their own performances, which frankly...
In a game that would no doubt be won or lost up front, Durham’s ill-discipline and subsequent inability to deal with the set piece left them shocked and disappointed. Whilst the game was always going to be a tough one, few expected the onslaught...
Only taking up rugby after a move to Myerscough College for sixth form, Brocklebank started his career as a number eight before his second year saw him called up to the England Counties u18 side as a loose-head prop
Rugby has evolved beyond the original contact sport that was played during the 20th century. 'Collision sport' would be a more apt description of what is actually going on.