Who should captain the Lions in South Africa?

March 24, 2009

ireland

The Six Nations provided a stirring finale and a lifetime of memories for Ireland fans but few watching from South Africa will have been left quaking in their boots ahead of this year’s British and Irish Lions tour.

You can beat Europe’s top teams but you can’t beat the Six Nations

March 22, 2009

odriscolSouthern hemisphere fans might scoff at the quality of Europe’s premier rugby competition but, yet again, the Six Nations championship has proved itself unrivalled when it comes to unpredictability and excitement.

Ambitious French rugby clubs seem immune to crisis

By Reuters Staff
February 17, 2009

Brive-bound Riki Flutey (R)

Gone are the days when top French rugby players such as Philippe Sella, Thomas Castaignede and Raphael Ibanez were crossing the Channel to improve their skills and make their fortunes, writes Jean-Paul Couret.

This glorious, unpredictable northern festival

February 15, 2009

Wales' Leigh Halfpenny celebrates his try against England with Andy Powell during their Six Nations rugby union match in CardiffYou wouldn’t have got great odds on Wales and France coming out on top against England and Scotland respectively on the first day of the second weekend of the Six Nations.

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Another passport probe shows system needs review

February 13, 2009

Sportspeople have been shifting nationalities to suit their careers for years, and most of it has been legal.

Is the credibility of women’s skiing at stake?

By Reuters Staff
February 11, 2009

Thursday’s women’s giant slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Val d’Isere is more than just a race for gold, writes Francois Thomazeau.