Marcus Smith can have a game-changing impact for England

18 hours ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

I raised my eyebrows at the rapid promotion of prop Lewis Boyce into the England squad and I am surprised there is an asterisk next to Marcus Smith’s name, denoting his ‘apprentice’ status. ...

8 uncapped players named in England Squad for Six Nations opener

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to begin preparations for England’s first match of the 6 Nations against Italy in Rome.  Following this weekend’s club fixtures, 35...

Champions Cup Team of the Week - Round 5

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Some cracking rugby this weekend which blew the race for a quarter final spot wide open. From Scarlets cracking win away at Bath to Racing's nail biting win at Munster, we have the tough task of picking...

European Champions Cup: pool-by-pool guide to the weekend games

6 days ago by The Guardian

• Leinster’s Seán O’Brien to miss start of Six Nations after hip operation• Liam Williams starts for Saracens in make-or-break trip to OspreysChris Robshaw is absent from the Harlequins team to...

Billy Vunipola hopes strong Saracens comeback will convince Eddie Jones

1 week ago by The Guardian

• No8 aiming for England’s Six Nations squad after return against Wasps• ‘Injury taught me a lesson about looking after myself – recovery and sleep’Billy Vunipola believes he will be back to...

Crunch Champions Cup Clashes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup Rugby makes its debut in 2018 this weekend with only two rounds left in the pool stages of the competition.   We take a look at what we think is the biggest match from each pool.    Pool...

Premiership Highlights: Wasps v Saracens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens come away with the crucial BP victory to put pressure on Exeter at the top of the Premiership table. They went into an early lead through tries from Wyles, Goode and Burger. Waspps hit...

Dylan Hartley needs full matches to hang on to captaincy

1 week ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

With Dylan Hartley's club Northampton struggling, the debate has re-emerged and Eddie was right to nip it in the bud. That tells us the relationship between the coach and his captain. ,

Billy Vunipola stars on return as Saracens see off Wasps fightback

1 week ago by The Guardian

• Wasps 15-38 Saracens• Boost for England as No8 and team-mate Maro Itoje play key roles after injuryBilly Vunipola made a successful comeback from shoulder surgery as Saracens survived a Wasps fightback...

England Internationals returning from Injury: How did they fare?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Billy Vunipola The gargantuan number 8 didn’t look a second off the pace all day as he ran rampant against a challenging Wasps side. He was a wrecking-ball in attack and was his...