Ten articles from around the globe, ranging from scrums to sevens, from Samoa to Scotland, from steroids to statistics, and even an unexpected laugh.
Transfer time is always a bit crazy in a World Cup year, but this one looks to be something extraordinary, with some French clubs taking an early lead.
With the new professional season upon us in most of the world, it’s time to take a look at where our intrepid Canadians are making their mark overseas.
A few words on the preposterious rebranding of the IRB, a terrible turnout at the Gold Coast, the classy All Blacks, and some weird jersey choices.
Leicester came away from Sandy Park with the victory, but they were made to work by a resolute Chiefs side that very nearly toppled the heavy favorites.
It’s not often you’ve heard that said in recent years. Harlequins were utterly awful, there really was nothing at all to take from that kind of performance.
After catching up on some Premiership action from last week, here are some random observations from Northampton’s big opening win over Gloucester.
Last season couldn’t have gone much worse for the west country side, so it’s out with the old and in with the new, and the sun is shining on the Shed again.
London Irish have never won the Premiership and let’s be honest – they won’t this year either. There is still, however, room to be excited at the Madejski.
Harlequins have been there or thereabout for a few years now, but there is a sense that they might have peaked, with the new wave still a year or two away.