Next up is England, and if it wasn’t for an injury to one of us, a chance to play against family this weekend. I’ve played against [my cousin] Billy [Vunipola] for Wasps before so we’ve had that experience on the same pitch before, but it’s a shame that he’s injured
We’ve had a pretty good return to form this week, and having bounced back from the Ireland game a fortnight ago there’s a much better feeling around camp this weekend compared to last.Another rest week in quick succession also helps give us more time to train for our next game.
The Ireland defeat last week was a blow for us, and a bit of a shock to be honest. As a team we just didn’t turn up and play as we know we can. Unfortunately, that cost us the game and Ireland ran out quite convincing winners in the end.
This is the first of a new column exclusive to The Rugby Blog, in which Wales star Toby Faletau will give a first hand account of the goings on in camp over the course of the Six Nations.The Six Nations tournament always feels like a long time coming and it’s
It's been a tough few days since the loss to Edinburgh. The body doesn't feel too bad - it wasn't a particularly physical game, and there was a lot of kicking - but it was tough to take.Winning away at Edinburgh was a really good result, because it's a
In the first of his new exclusive column on The Rugby Blog, Matt Kvesic talks about settling into life at Gloucester, as well as his excitement at facing a first full season in the England set-up.I've really enjoyed the start to my time at Gloucester. All the boys and all
It has been a frustrating few weeks for Scotland, and we're obviously disappointed with the results this Autumn. The All Blacks up first was always going to be difficult, but scoring three tries against them was encouraging.Then the score in the South Africa game wasn't really reflective of how
Tom Croft will be writing a regular column for The Rugby Blog, thanks to the RFU's National Community Partner, SSE Rugby - here's the first instalment.You’ll be pleased to know that I’m back in training now, which is great news. I’m a few weeks off playing yet but the recovery
It's been a good start to the season for Edinburgh Rugby, but a little bit mixed in terms of the results. Munster at home in week one was a great opportunity to lay down a marker for the season, and although I think we played more of the rugby
Our first match back at Cardiff Arms Park last Friday was incredible. It's the first time I've experienced anything like it - it was so loud and there was such a great atmosphere. You could tell everyone had enjoyed a few beers and were having a good time,