France coach Jacques Brunel has already named his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with 6 reserves also listed. There is no room for Mathieu Bastareaud or Teddy Thomas, whilst Morgan Parra is out with injury. France Squad ALLDRITT Grégory (Rochelais Stadium)
BAMBA Demba (CA Brive Corrèze)
Round 17 last weekend was a disappointment, with my 4 correct picks out of 7 falling short of the community average, resulting in red arrows. The Waratahs let me down in particular, losing at home to the Brumbies and they've now given up on the playoffs. It's the final round
Warren Gatland has been confirmed as the coach of the Lions for the 2021 tour to South Africa. It will be Gatland's third tour in a row as head coach, following a series win over Australia in 2013 and the drawn series in New Zealand in 2017. What do you think of
There was certainly a gulf in experience between the starting teams of the England XV and the Barbarians on Sunday – 473 caps worth to be precise, with England’s grand total of five coming entirely from Teimana Harrison, last capped in 2016. Although the non-cap status and ‘England XV’ title came
There was some serious competition for our sporting attention last weekend. Among others, the Champions League final, the Cricket World Cup and Anthony Joshua on the receiving end of one of the all-time boxing upsets were all vying for our time. With all that going one, could the final of
A fresh-faced England side produced a surprise result at Twickenham yesterday, defeating a star-studded Barbarians team 51-43. Of course, it's folly to read anything into the result of a fixture against the heavy-drinking scratch outfit, but there were some notable performances in white shirts. I asked the question in the
Here is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the Gallagher Premiership final at Twickenham this afternoon. What did you think of the game? What were the main talking points? Let us know your thoughts, as well as any reflections on the season as a whole.
The Gallagher Premiership season finally ends on Saturday, as the best two teams lock horns at Twickenham to decide who will lift the trophy. This contest between Exeter and Saracens has been on the cards since before Christmas, such is the gulf between them and the rest of the teams in
England XV head coach Jim Mallinder has named his team to play in the Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians on Sunday 2 June at Twickenham Stadium (KO 3:30pm, live on Sky Sports).
Josh Beaumont (Sale Sharks), in his fourth Barbarians fixture, will captain the side with Bath Rugby’s Elliott
In Round 15 managed 6 out of 7, which was slightly better than the community average, but I missed all the margin ranges, and with 21,717 people winning Grand Slam Points, I can see some red arrows. This round looks similar, with the picks getting harder as the weekend unfolds. If