Fly-half George Ford wants England to match Pumas' passion

Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) - England fly-half George Ford has warned the Six Nations champions to prepare for a "hostile" atmosphere when they travel to Argentina for a two-Test series next …

Last-gasp drop takes Toulon into Top 14 final

Marseille (AFP) - A drop goal from Anthony Belleau with the last kick of the game gave Toulon a come from behind 18-15 win over 14-man La Rochelle to reach the French Top 14 final on Friday.


Spirited 14-man Saints clinch final European spot

London (AFP) - Northampton Saints produced a memorable performance in overcoming captain Tom Wood being sent off to beat French giants Stade Francais 23-22 in their European Champions Cup play-off on …


Coach Mitchell inherits 'big, fat, lazy Bulls'

Johannesburg (AFP) - Former New Zealand coach John Mitchell has been tasked with reviving the fortunes of Super Rugby strugglers Northern Bulls, whose players were branded "big, fat and lazy" by a …


The first Lions - death, intrigue and Aussie Rules

Wellington (AFP) - A British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand is considered the sternest test in modern rugby but pales in comparison to the challenges, both on and off the field, faced by the …