Billy Vunipola back after broken arm to boost England and Saracens

Billy Vunipola is back in the Saracens match squad after nearly four months out with a broken arm for the clash with London Irish on Sunday. With Wasps No8 Nathan Hughes already ruled out of the three test England tour to South Africa in June, the return of Vunipola is great news for England and Read More …

Feehan quits and opens the way for new thinking for Six Nations and Lions

John Feehan’s 16 year reign as one of the most powerful men in world rugby ended today when he quit as CEO of he Six Nations and British and Irish Lions. Feehan was involved in four British and Irish Lions tours and introduced bonus points to the Six Nations and leaves at a critical time Read More …

Wallabies want to bring Eddie Jones home as head coach in 2019

Australia are planning to hi-jack Eddie Jones after the 2019 World Cup in Japan despite the England head coach signing a new contract to keep him the job until 2021. Jones took Australia to the World Cup final in 2003 where they lost to Jonny Wilkinson’s extra time drop goal and he ended a four Read More …

Gavin Hastings wants Russell to follow Farrell’s lead

Gavin Hastings wants Finn Russell to take inspiration from Owen Farrell to eradicate the “woefully bad” performances that will make him a major target for England in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield. Russell is a mercurial talent but poor showings in the defeat by Wales and 32-26 win over France have raised serious questions Read More …

Sinckler targets an England return after toughest season of his career

Exclusive Having seen Harlequins team mate Joe Marler recalled to the England squad after his second ban of the season, Kyle Sinckler is desperate to regain his own lost ground and play a part in the Six Nations championship. He is currently behind Exeter’s Harry Williams in the England tight head pecking order, but the Read More …

Mako Vunipola has all the skills to become World class says Eddie Jones

Mako Vunipola will have a key role to play in England’s bid for an historic third successive Six Nations title with head coach Eddie Jones predicting the Saracens prop is set to become one of the best players in the game. Given that Jones is famously tough on his players, that is rare praise, particularly Read More …

Owen Farrell taps into Jonny Wilkinson experience in bid to become World Cup winner

EXCLUSIVE JONNY WILKINSON was obsessed about being the best kicker rugby had seen, making him the perfect mentor for Owen Farrell. The ability to block out the presence of 80,000 fans in a stadium when all eyes are on you is a rare gift and allows the World Cup winner and the man who hopes Read More …

Jones leaves four Lions players out of training squad for Autumn tests

Eddie Jones has axed Lions Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Sinckler from the England squad and challenged the players to earn a recall for the Autumn tests with Argentina, Australia and Samoa. Sinckler made the Lions test squad while Joseph did not deliver his best form on the tour of New Zealand and lack lustre performances Read More …

Itoje returns to scene of career launch chasing Lions glory

Maro Itoje’s remarkable rugby story started at Eden Park in Auckland in 2104 where he captained England U20’s to a Junior World Cup triumph and now, just three years later, the Saracens forward returns to that formidable sporting arena to help the British and Irish Lions make history by defeating the All Blacks in a Read More …

Dublin defeat is warning to Lions for deciding test on Saturday

It was assumed that Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last November would provide key to a British and Irish Lions triumph in New Zealand. However, with the series tied 1-1 heading into Saturday’s titanic decider, it is Ireland’s 21-9 loss to the All Blacks in Dublin two weeks later that now Read More …