The day the England rugby fun bus made a first stop in Argentina

When Jason Leonard emerged from the underground changing room into the intimidating atmosphere of the Velez Sarsfield stadium in Buenos Aires in 1990 he had no idea it signalled the launch of a record breaking England career that would see him rise to the Presidency of the Rugby Football Union. On the 30th anniversary of Read More …

Mike Brown should be part of England’s World Cup armoury says All Black Evans

All Black Nick Evans believes Mike Brown has turned himself into an attacking force Eddie Jones must include in England’s World Cup squad in Japan despite the Harlequins full back having missed out on Six Nations action. Brown is stuck on 72 caps having been dropped for England’s November tests with Elliot Daly at No15 Read More …

Billy Vunipola gets timely advice from Renaldo Bothma after arm surgery

Billy Vunipola has undergone surgery to repair the arm he broke for a second time in England’s losing test series with South Africa and now faces another long period of rehabilitation. It is understood Vunipola had a plate inserted in the arm last week after breaking it in the same place in the second test Read More …

Catrakilis battles back from life threatening throat injury nightmare

Demetri Catrakilis only played for 13 minutes in Harlequins defeat by Newcastle last Saturday, but it was an incredible achievement for a player whose last appearance at the Twickenham Stoop saw him fighting for his life. Catrakilis was taken from the pitch on a stretcher, with an oxygen mask on his face as he fought 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 …

Francis Saili set to be given medical all clear to play for Harlequins again

All Black centre Francis Saili is hoping to be given the medical all clear next week to kick start a Harlequins career that has seen him spend just 37 minutes on the pitch for the Premiership club this season following his move from Munster in the summer. Saili, the club’s major new signing, is a Read More …

Tom Jones gives his player rating for Wasps v Harlequins

Tom Jones gives his players ratings for Wasps versus Harlequins in their European Champions Cup pool match at the Ricoh Arena. Wasps; 15; Willie Le Roux – The notoriously elusive fullback was relatively quiet and did not shine with very little ball and game presence throughout the match. 5 14; Christian Wade – Wasps’ speedster Read More …

Catrikilis has operation to help him return to Harlequins line up at Christmas

Demetri Catrikilis has suffered another set back in his bid to replace Nick Evans as the Harlequins play-maker and will not be available until Christmas after undergoing surgery today(tues)on the throat injury he suffered against Gloucester on September 9. The injury, sustained making a tackle on Gloucester centre Andy Symons, left the 28-year-old former Montpellier Read More …

Roberts uses his medical knowledge to back rugby for young kids

GIVEN that Jamie Roberts has almost a decade of Test experience and is a qualified doctor, it is no surprise that parents ask him about the dangers of their children playing rugby. The rise in the number of serious injuries among Premiership players this season has increased the debate around whether tackling should be banned Read More …