Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
Global Global
NZ NZ

Contributors

Jamie Lyall

After abandoning a career in veterinary medicine, Jamie turned to sports journalism six years ago, aiming to harness his passions for sport, writing, and complementary pre-match buffets. While his career has not grown as prolifically as his body fat percentage, he was fortunate enough to learn his trade with Planet Rugby and BBC Scotland before entering the freelance world. He has since been offered several brilliant opportunities to launch his commentary career, and when not writing for RugbyPass, can often be found bellowing names into a microphone for the BBC, BT Sport and others.

FEATURE
Analysis

Saracens lay down a marker as McFarland takes flight

Mark McCall's men exacted the perfect revenge mission on Leicester Tigers as the reigning champs were eviscerated

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
03 Oct 2022, 4:27

Ashton takes flight to write himself into the record books

The former England wing has finally drawn level with Tom Varndell as the Premiership top scorer in a weekend Leicester booked thei…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
28 Mar 2022, 5:41
FEATURE
Exclusive

Mike Blair: 'I want Edinburgh to be constantly innovating'

Mike Blair didn't want the Edinburgh job at first, but has transformed the ailing club as a rookie head coach.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
29 Sep 2022, 15:43
FEATURE
Analysis

Rugby must not forget about Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are a club that needs the support of the game in financially troubling times, and the hope is that rugby at Six…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
26 Sep 2022, 7:22
FEATURE
Exclusive

Matt Fagerson: 'At Glasgow we lost part of our DNA. Our work ethic was questioned'

Matt Fagerson laments Glasgow's identity crisis as he talks brotherhood, marriage, social media abuse and why size doesn't matter.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
14 Sep 2022, 2:23
FEATURE
Analysis

Evolution in the east, revolution in the west as Scotland's teams gear up

Straight-talking Franco Smith must revitalise Glasgow Warriors while at Edinburgh, Mike Blair aims to build on the promise of last…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
16 Sep 2022, 3:57
FEATURE
Exclusive

Theo McFarland: 'We didn't have a rugby ball - we used a Pepsi bottle filled with banana leaves'

Theo McFarland grew up playing rugby with a Pepsi bottle. He has been a debt collector and a basketballer. This is his journey to …

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
11 Sep 2022, 3:06

URC signings of the season

World champions, All Blacks and returning giants - who are the most eye-catching additions of the new URC season?

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
08 Sep 2022, 11:31
FEATURE
Exclusive

Raymond Rhule: 'Rugby refuses to tap into personality, players must be seen and not heard'

Raymond Rhule wishes rugby embraced its sparkling characters, rather than shunning them.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
02 Sep 2022, 15:32
FEATURE
Analysis

Who will be the Premiership signings of the season?

As Premiership clubs tool up for the long season ahead, which of their new signings will make the biggest impact?

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
01 Sep 2022, 3:28
FEATURE
Exclusive

Adam Radwan: 'Last season was my hardest; I had nothing away from rugby'

Newcastle's flying machine talks fishing with Dean Richards, being released at 18 and his England ambitions

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
28 Aug 2022, 15:40
FEATURE
Interview

Franco Smith: 'I chose to go to hard places but Glasgow is different'

Franco Smith's road less travelled has brought him to Glasgow, where he must lift the "gloom" hanging over the Warriors.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
12 Aug 2022, 15:31
FEATURE

The Lions lowdown

Warren Gatland has just announced his 37-man squad for the tour of South Africa so here's your cheat sheet

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
06 May 2021, 9:12
FEATURE
Analysis

Summer Tests: Who would be picked in a World XV right now?

Rugby has been fortunate enough to feast on three weekends of sumptuous top-class Test action, where a select band of players have…

Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
19 Jul 2022, 6:36
FEATURE
Analysis

Ireland on top of the world as they humble All Blacks

The rugby world was turned on its head as Ireland defeated the All Blacks in the Series decider, leaving England to follow suit, w…

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
18 Jul 2022, 9:24
FEATURE
Exclusive

How Evan Roos went from coffee shop tears to Springbok debut

Early last year, Evan Roos was poised to give up rugby. On Saturday, he will become a Springbok. This is his story.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
05 Jul 2022, 8:04
FEATURE
Analysis

Uncertain England left looking for answers

The Southern Hemisphere are victorious as England yet again flatter to deceive, Ireland are blown away and Scotland are downed by …

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones
04 Jul 2022, 6:33
FEATURE
Interview

'If I don't perform, my family don't eat': Hacjivah Dayimani's incredible tale

Hacjivah Dayimani's journey from township kid, child labourer and petrol station worker to URC winner.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
29 Jun 2022, 2:25
FEATURE
Analysis

URC team of the season

The Pro14 is consigned to the history books and the rebranded United Rugby Championship has a heavy South African influence, as ou…

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
21 Jun 2022, 7:46
FEATURE
Exclusive

Premiership final: Sean Maitland's Saracens 'revolution'

Sean Maitland has his eyes on yet another Saracens trophy, but says this Premiership title would mean more than the rest.

Jamie Lyall
Jamie Lyall
17 Jun 2022, 1:14
Search