The year in sport 2018: Rugby Union

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3rd February 2018. Stade de France, Paris. 82 minutes on the clock, France lead Ireland 13-12. The away side go through the phases and work an opening for Jonny Sexton to win the match with a drop goal. A result that began a remarkable year for Irish rugby. They swatted

A tale of redemption — Stuart Lancaster 2.0

 Stuart Lancaster has plenty of reasons to smile of late. After helping Leinster Rugby secure a famous double of the European Champions Cup and Pro 14 title last year, the former England head coach is setting his sights on even greater heights. “We want to create a long term high performing

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

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

Rugby League World Cup: Preview

The Rugby League World Cup kicks off in the early hours of Friday morning as England kick off their campaign off against reigning champions Australia. The Lions will be up against it on Friday, as they haven’t beaten the Kangaroos since 2006, and although Australia will be without Jonathon Thurston and