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Nick Bishop

Ellis Jenkins' return highlights Wales' exceptional No 7 depth

Ellis Jenkins' return to test rugby adds another exceptional openside flanker to Wales' stocks.

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Scotland the braves

The first full round of inter-Hemisphere tests since the 2019 World Cup kicked off with a bang.

Tom Vinicombe

Ireland, not France, will be the All Blacks' toughest test

Ireland have been quietly going about their business without any of the hype of France.

Owain Jones

England v Tonga: Great expectations

Eddie Jones has rich words of praise for Tom Curry, Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler while the public clamour for Alex Dombrandt and …

Christy Doran

European tour a lot tougher for French-stocked Wallabies

Without Quade Cooper and Samu Kerevi, the Wallabies have a massive challenge ahead of them.

Jon Cardinelli

Ox Nche: Joker in the pack

Ox Nché' has become a thunderously popular tweeter, but social media only scratches the surface of his remarkable tale.

Garry Doyle

Can Farrell turn doubters into believers?

Andy Farrell has been Ireland head coach for nearly two years but still has his critics. Can the Autumn Series see an upturn in hi…

David Flatman

Leaving the party

Every giant wilts eventually, but what happens when a player begins the inexorable slide towards retirement?

Tom Vinicombe

Springboks finally take first steps towards rebuild

With so many tough games to kick off the year, only now are the Springboks giving chances to young players.

Jonathan Bradley

Return of Zebo can add some magic to Ireland's backline

Simon Zebo left for Paris under a cloud but he's been welcomed back to the Ireland camp with open arms. Can he pick up where he le…

Gregor Paul

Difference maker in Wales v All Blacks not player availability

All test matches are money-spinners, and those criticising the All Blacks' win over Wales have missed the point.

Ben Smith

Wales' strategy that proved fatal against the All Blacks

Wales finished with a dominant tackle percentage of just two percent in the game, as well as 28 missed attempts as their defence s…