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 […]

Thomas Waldrom: Former England, Leicester and Exeter forward retires at 35

Thomas Waldrom scored 41 tries in four seasons at Exeter – many from close range Former England back-row Thomas Waldrom has retired from rugby aged 35. Known as ‘The Tank’, Waldrom was the Premiership’s leading try-scorer in 2015 and 2016 and helped Exeter reach the last three Premiership finals. The New Zealand-born forward won five […]