Cult hero Jeremy Thrush admits returning to Super Rugby is like ‘riding a bike with flat tyres’

Cult hero Jeremy Thrush admits returning to Super Rugby is like ‘riding a bike with flat tires and a rusty chain’ as Force star defies ‘father’ to put in stunning performance From the Australian Associated Press Posted by: 15:34, March 1, 2023 | UPDATED: 15:34, March 1, 2023 Western Force lock Jeremy Thrus says he … Read more

France 32-21 Scotland: Hosts end Scotland’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes in Paris

France 32-21 Scotland: Tomas Ramos scores 17 points, including a try, as Fabien Galthy’s side end Scotland’s hopes of a Grand Slam in Paris thriller… despite fine display from Finn Russell France defeated Scotland 32-21 in a Six Nations thriller on Sunday afternoon Guard Tomas Ramos scored 17 points and center Gael Ficou was outstanding … Read more

OLIVER HOLT: Fans show rugby remains central to Welsh culture after difficult week

The men from a village choir in the Rhondda Valley wore their dark coats buttoned up against the bitter wind blowing off Cardiff Bay. Their gray hair gave the passion of their song a poignant air as if they were singing about something that was past and would not return, but they and the group … Read more

Why Eddie Jones could be Australian rugby’s savior even if he FAILS to deliver a World Cup

Why Eddie Jones could be Australian rugby’s savior even if he FAILS to deliver the World Cup and Bledisloe in his second coming as Wallabies mentor By Andrew Prentice for Daily Mail Australia Posted by: 02:24, 25 February 2023 | UPDATED: 02:24, 25 February 2023 Even if he doesn’t win the Rugby World Cup in … Read more

Welsh rugby set for doomsday after furious Wales stars refuse to bend over strike

Wales’ Six Nations stars refused to buckle under pressure from their rugby bosses on Tuesday, with the nation set for a day of judgment over a potential players’ strike. It is no exaggeration to say that the very future of Wales’ national game rests on what happens in talks between the Welsh Rugby Union and … Read more

Scotland 35-7 Wales: Scots run riot as Kyle Steyn scores twice

Scotland made Wales’ Dan Biggar eat his words before the match as Gregor Townsend’s side recorded their first Six Nations win for the first time. Biggar had piled the pressure on the hosts before kick-off and mocked their lack of Championship success. Ultimately, it backfired in spectacular fashion as Wales were hit again. After a … Read more

Steve Borthwick eager to unleash new-look England midfield in Italy

Steve Borthwick is eager to unleash England’s new midfield in Italy after the ruthless decision to bench Marcus Smith in favor of Owen Farrell’s return to the No10 shirt for the Six Nations clash. Steve Borthwick is looking forward to seeing England’s new midfield on Saturday Owen Farrell will return to the No.10 shirt after … Read more

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Steve Borthwick shows courage to make the big calls for England

Well done Steve Borthwick. The England manager yesterday showed the courage that his predecessor Eddie Jones lacked by making a big call at fly-half between Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith. Borthwick’s decision to start Farrell at No 10 for tomorrow’s clash with Italy and drop Smith to the bench was absolutely correct. I applaud him … Read more

Eddie Jones hits out at England heir apparent Steve Borthwick – and warns ‘more pain to come’

“Keep blaming me!” Eddie Jones hits out at England successor Steve Borthwick – and warns of ‘more pain’ to come after defeat by Scotland in Six Nations opener Eddie Jones says Steve Borthwick’s predecessor should ‘keep blaming me’ Borthwick said England are “not good at anything” after defeat by Scotland Jones believes England can bounce … Read more

Wales’ Lock Jones given green light to face Scotland after initially ruled out with head injury

Wales have locked down Alun Wyn Jones who has been given the green light to face Scotland on Saturday after initially being ruled out amid concussion concerns… with team doctors now saying he suffered a neck injury against Ireland Jones left with a head injury in Saturday’s home defeat to Ireland Subsequent evaluations showed no … Read more