Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Mako Vunipola England attack coach Scott Wisemantel confident that Rory McConnochie will recover quickly

Mako Vunipola England attack coach Scott Wisemantel confident that Rory McConnochie will recover quickly

Elarqam is in form of his life and can upset Crystal Ocean in Juddmonte International Stakes at YorkGroup One contest is on opening day of York's Ebor and has had shocks before Elarqam looks primed to provide another by beating the favourite Crystal Ocean His recent form and course record make him a very tempting contenderBy Sam…
Finn Russell Racing 92 : une ligne d’attaque à repenser

Finn Russell Racing 92 : une ligne d’attaque à repenser

RugbyTop 14  CompétitionsVidéosAidePlusS'abonnerTous les sportsAccueilTest MatchXV de FranceTop 14Pro D2Champions CupTransfertsSevens PremiershipPro 14Super Rugby Challenge CupInternationalCoupe du monde6 NationsMondial -20 ansRugby Championship Championnat des NationsWomen's Rugby Super SeriesBarbariansRugby à XIIIÉlite 1Oscars Midol Fédérale 1Fédérale 2Fédérale 3 Icon SportTOP 14 - Le club francilien a perdu dans la dernière ligne droite de sa pré-saison François Trinh-Duc, sur…
Alun Wyn Jones Wales is ‘finally ahead of you in rugby’ – World Cup optimism builds under Warren Gatland

Alun Wyn Jones Wales is ‘finally ahead of you in rugby’ – World Cup...

Give Warren Gatland his due for lifting Welsh rugby out of a hole. That's the message from WalesOnline rugby writer Simon Thomas after Gatland's side supplanted the All Blacks at No. 1 in the world rugby rankings. Thomas also expressed a cautious optimism about Wales' World Cup prospects in Japan under their longtime New Zealand…
Owen Farrell Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt’s sharpest plays

Owen Farrell Dummy loops, decoys and manipulation: 5 of Schmidt’s sharpest plays

THERE ARE MANY attributes that make Joe Schmidt one of the best coaches in the world, but his trademark on the pitch has often tended to be intelligent and delightfully-detailed set-piece plays that tear opposition teams apart in the space of seconds. The Ireland head coach is deservedly renowned as a clever analyst of the game,…
Beauden Barrett All Black Beauden Barrett meets fans at New Plymouth shopping mall after Bledisloe Cup victory

Beauden Barrett All Black Beauden Barrett meets fans at New Plymouth shopping mall after...

ANDY JACKSON/STUFFQuinn Jensen-Voullaire never thought he would meet All Black Beauden Barrett, but Tuesday was his lucky day. When Quinn Jensen-Voullaire got picked up early from school for a 'surprise', he thought his grandparents had come to visit.  Instead, he was off to meet All Black and back-to-back World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett.  "I…
Owen Farrell Brian Moore’s Full Contact: ‘Owen Farrell should be wrapped up in cotton wool until World Cup starts’

Owen Farrell Brian Moore’s Full Contact: ‘Owen Farrell should be wrapped up in cotton...

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and we have a new side at the top of the world rankings. Congratulations to Wales for overtaking New Zealand, and for their win against England in Cardiff which propelled them to the top of the list amongst rugby's elite. Former Wales and Lions prop Adam Jones joins…
Ben Smith Top 14: Toulouse, une route vers le doublé semée d’embûches

Ben Smith Top 14: Toulouse, une route vers le doublé semée d’embûches

Paris - Enfin un doublé? Si Toulouse paraît armé pour devenir la première équipe à conserver son titre de champion depuis près de dix ans, il fera face à une concurrence toujours aussi féroce lors de la saison de Top 14 qui s'ouvre samedi, tronquée par la Coupe du monde. Un 20e Bouclier de Brennus,…
Rugby The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

Rugby The team that Joe built: Putting together a 2019 World Cup squad

JOE SCHMIDT IS unlikely to forget the exasperation of the 2015 World Cup, when Ireland’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina marked the lowest point in his largely glittering tenure as head coach. The 53-year-old has guided Ireland to Grand Slam glory, two other Six Nations titles, their first- and second-ever wins over the All Blacks, series…
Alun Wyn Jones Stuart Barnes’ talking points

Alun Wyn Jones Stuart Barnes’ talking points

New Zealand's World Cup chances are one of Stuart Barnes' key talking points New Zealand being "eminently beatable", Wales being in the World Cup mix and England's reflections from Cardiff all feature in this week's talking points column. 1. Wales are ranked No 1 in the world. I don't care about it and neither does…
Owen Farrell Wales show resilience to bounce back and beat England in physical affair

Owen Farrell Wales show resilience to bounce back and beat England in physical affair

For those who say World Cup warm-up matches should not count as Tests, this was anything but a friendly.  More than 73,000 came to watch Wales beat England 13-6 on Saturday in a hugely physical battle at the Principality Stadium that saw tempers flare and the hosts become the world’s No1 side. Warren Gatland warned…