State of the nations: How are rugby’s superpowers shaping up for the World Cup?

Michael Cheika, Eddie Jones, Steve Hansen, Joe Schmidt and Gregor Townsend will be plotting and planning as World Cup 2019 looms Autumn internationals Live coverage, highlights, build-up and analysis on BBC Sport television, radio and online Full coverage details Just “sparring”. That is how Eddie Jones characterised the autumn internationals this month, claiming his England […]

English rugby has always been about size – Wade

Only Tom Varndell and Mark Cueto have scored more Premiership tries than Christian Wade Christian Wade says England’s obsession with size contributed to him making just one international appearance during his rugby union career. One of the Premiership’s greatest wingers, Wade has retired at 27 to pursue a career in American football. The ex-Wasps player’s […]

Bonus-point Ulster beat Dragons to climb to third in conference

Stuart McCloskey slides over for Ulster’s bonus-point try Guinness Pro14 Ulster (24) 36 Tries: Speight, Shanahan, Lowry, McCloskey 2 Cons: McPhillips 4 Pen: McPhillips Dragons (13) 18 Tries: Taylor, Sage Con: Tovey Pens: Tovey 2 Ulster recorded their 200th win in Pro14 history with a bonus-point 36-18 defeat of Dragons at Kingspan Stadium. Stuart McCloskey […]