Trick or Treat: A Halloween XV of the scariest rugby players

It's Halloween! And the Sports Gazette have put together a starting XV of rugby players who have struck fear into both their opponents and fans alike. Prop: Tendai Mtawarira http://gty.im/970486276 Nicknamed 'The Beast,' Mtawarira has been capped over 100 times by South Africa. He is a prop who can dominate virtually any opponent

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

‘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

“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

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

Beach boys make Croatian rugby history

Children playing rugby in the sea at twilight.

Was it an egg? Was it a ball? It was surely not a football! Confusion was huge among the people of the Croatian town, Split, as they were trying to figure out the game British soldiers were playing in their harbour in the early 20th century. Yet, some would soon