This is the story of Shaunagh Brown: The firefighting England & Harlequins women’s rugby star

In an age obsessed with team-no-sleep hashtags and Mark Wahlberg’s daily routine, you are invited to delve into the life of Shaunagh Brown. Full-time firefighter. England and Harlequins Ladies back-row. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. The Highland Games. Plus a brief stint in boxing. This proves just a glimpse into the CV

London Scottish forward Byron Hodge ready for “huge game” with exile rivals

On a weekend where two high profile Premiership local derbies take place in Twickenham, the Championship fixture between London Scottish and London Irish at the Athletic Ground in Richmond may have gone under the radar for some. Irish’s relegation from the Premiership in May means these historic clubs will meet once

‘I’m privileged to be able to do something that I like’ – Las Leonas XII head coach Pedro de Matias on the importance of women’s rugby in Spain

Just before the Spanish Sevens team embark on their last stop of the World Rugby Series in Paris, head coach Pedro de Matias outlined his ambitions for the tournament. “We want to be at the top, we want to feel that we can play against anyone and control the game,” he

Jamaican Rugby: The long road to sponsorship

In the second part of our series with the Jamaican men's rugby sevens team, Adam Samuel  finds out why sponsorship has become an urgent matter, heading into the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco later this year:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrKxdqnW1c SEE PART ONE HERE

‘They have a spirit which is hard to find’ – Las Leonas XV head coach José Antonio Barrio on the emergence of rugby in Spain, Rio 2016 impact and Six Nations absence

Spain head coach José Antonio Barrio opens up to Sports Gazette about how success in the men’s and women’s game is helping rugby emerge as a popular sport in the country, and what needs to be done to take the next step and compete at the highest level. When searching into

‘How it got to this stage is staggering’: Former Belgian coach Simon Leader talks player ineligibility and Belgium rugby

Rugby Europe needs to be seriously looked at in the wake of the player ineligibility scandal, according to former Belgian assistant coach Simon Leader. Leader said: “They cleared each and every one of those players to play in the games as they have to do the checks before each game. How

From England Sevens to the Atlanta Falcons: Alex Gray is a different kind of NFL rookie

"You have to be willing to sacrifice who you are right now for who you want to become."  Alex Gray is an enigma of the National Football League. Coming off his first season with the Atlanta Falcons, he's taken a phenomenal leap of faith. After a successful eight-year professional rugby career,