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Owain Jones

Pivac looking to keep a lid on Wales' great expectations

Wayne Pivac has selected an injury-hit 38-man squad to face New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia but planning for the 202…

ANALYSIS
Nick Bishop

The time has come for Eddie Jones to make a pivotal call

Eddie Jones has to make a choice between the old heads and the young blood.

OPINION
Gregor Paul

Private capital the tonic needed to revitalise Rugby Championship

Without some fresh ideas, the Rugby Championship will lose its last rays of lustre.

OPINION
Gavin Mortimer

Antoine Dupont: Can Les Bleus' GOAT inspire 2023 glory?

Antoine Dupont is already the greatest player in French rugby history. Can he keep his focus as the spotlight intensifies?

INTERVIEW
Graham Simmons

The life of a head coach: Bossing it

The job of a head coach is all-consuming, so Dai Young, Lee Blackett, Danny Wilson and Dan McFarland lift the lid on what their jo…

ANALYSIS
Ben Smith

The All Blacks' same option-based attack plans didn't work that well

In tight test matches where counter-attacking opportunities dry up, the All Blacks will need to have a clinical set-piece attackin…

ANALYSIS
Will Owen

Picking a 10 for Wales to take on the All Blacks

Shorn of Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy, Wales will face New Zealand with some old and new faces vying for the No 10 shirt in Cardif…

OPINION
Owain Jones

Harlequins prepare to build a thrilling dynasty

Harlequins are playing rugby on a higher level right now, while Saracens have lost none of their mettle in defeating the Falcons. …

ANALYSIS
Nick Bishop

Why the All Blacks couldn't crack the Springboks defence

The All Blacks needed to have been smarter to break down the Springboks' defence.

OPINION
Gregor Paul

Drownings inevitable in All Blacks' deepening talent pool

The All Blacks have developed some great depth in 2021 but the squeeze will come on.

INTERVIEW
Jamie Lyall

Adam Hastings talks initiations, AirBnB and Gloucester's Shed

Adam Hastings is glad he left Glasgow Warriors for the relentless 'pressure' of the Premiership - even if it meant losing his hair…

ANALYSIS
Jonathan Bradley

The Leinster paradox

Why all-conquering Leinster will hope their URC rivals strengthen as they seek yet another title.

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