“Beating England in their own backyard was a fairytale” – Jamie Farndale on winning in London twice, missing out on Rio and the hectic schedule of a rugby sevens player

Jubilation at triumphing over the Auld Enemy is an unusually familiar feeling for Scottish rugby players at the moment. The under 20 side triumphed 24-17 on Friday night before the full team’s scintillating display on Saturday evening in a weekend that really did see ‘them’ sent homewards tae think again. One man

Movember with Cambridge Rugby Club

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eLXOkX1ViM&t=5s Men’s health is something we don’t speak about enough, for the last few years one company has been trying to change that by growing hair above their lip. The Movember foundation started back in 2003 and has a very simple goal, to stop men dying to young. From the 30 moustaches in

Autumn axe a “good kick up the backside” – James Haskell

After a recent international resurgence and a glorious summer spent with the Lions, England international James Haskell could have been forgiven for throwing his toys out of the pram at his exclusion from Eddie Jones’ squad for the Autumn internationals. His reaction when I asked him about it couldn’t have been

Project players and Bundee Aki

Rob Herring, CJ Stander, Bundee Aki, Nathan Hughes, WP Nel and Cornell du Preez. These are all players with no familial connection to the country they will represent this weekend. Taking out the smallest six nation country, Italy, these players represent the total amount of "project players" representing the five largest

Peter Lydon: Kicking it

Peter Lydon is an out-half or fullback playing for Ealing Trailfinders in the English Championship. His left foot is feared up and down the league for its length and accuracy. He does not need much prompting to show you a 65 metre kick he nailed in a warm up in

5 players to watch in the Anglo Welsh Cup

The Anglo-Welsh Cup kicks off this weekend and it is a competition that has managed to reinvent itself in the last couple of years. Few could tell you who won it last year, without the help of Google, but that misses what is good about the competition: the opportunity to see

Sports Gazette’s Champions Cup Predictions

With the Champions Cup starting this weekend, Sports Gazette’s two rugby correspondents Danny Ruddock and Matt Horsman give their predictions for the season ahead. Pool Winners Pool 1 Danny - La Rochelle Going to go with La Rochelle here. They play a fantastic brand of rugby and have picked up where they left

Champions Cup Preview

The European Champions Cup kicks off this weekend. Daniel Ruddock looks at what we should expect from 2017/18 edition. Whatever it is about European rugby, it is relatively closed shop. The last seven competitions have only produced three separate winners. Leinster twice, Toulon three times and Saracens have dominated the tournament