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Varsity: Who was the dashing Cambridge wing in Sherlock mystery?

Varsity: Who was the dashing Cambridge wing in Sherlock mystery?

By Brendan Gallagher The lead up to the Varsity match is always a tad fraught, but hopefully whatever happens in the coming days, it will be tame…

Room 101: Taunton Titans winger Aron Struminski

Room 101: Taunton Titans winger Aron Struminski

Ankle high Patrick boots Unbelievably, you still see these boots on a rugby pitch every now and again; they are such a budget thing to be associated…

Varsity women’s preview: Oxford will go on the attack to defend crown

Varsity women’s preview: Oxford will go on the attack to defend crown

Oxford were shock 3-0 winners of last year’s Varsity match when they produced a defensive performance to rank with the best seen at Twickenham but are hoping…

Varsity: Seven-timer Briggs is Light Blues brigade history maker

Varsity: Seven-timer Briggs is Light Blues brigade history maker

By Brendan Gallagher Cambridge will find themselves in the novel position – in recent years anyway – of being strong favourites when they defend the Rhino trophy…

Dream Team: Cornish Pirates wing Alex O’Meara

Dream Team: Cornish Pirates wing Alex O’Meara

1. Alan Paver – He’s usually a tighthead but he can cover at loosehead and I want him in my team. He’s not only a top scrummager,…

Young Guns: Leicester Tiger scrum-half Harry Simmons

Young Guns: Leicester Tiger scrum-half Harry Simmons

Harry Simmons recently announced himself as a scrum-half of huge potential when, under his expert guidance, a youthful Leicester side defeated Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. It…

The Ella brothers: the pop stars of Aussie rugby

The Ella brothers: the pop stars of Aussie rugby

BRENDAN GALLAGHER remembers that wonderful Junior Wallaby side that boasted a fabulous trio… Forty years ago, this month a group of shivering young Aussies in oversized duffle…

Jackson: North’s good for Wales but what about the region?

Jackson: North’s good for Wales but what about the region?

(Picture: Getty Images) By Peter Jackson George North arrived at Franklin’s Gardens from West Wales one year after Chris Ashton left for North London. The Welsh colossus…

Cain column: Chatty refs have aided the growth of dissent

Cain column: Chatty refs have aided the growth of dissent

By Nick Cain Dissent is an evil genie that was always going to escape from the bottle when Rugby Union referees began to engage players in non-stop…

Shane Williams column: Learn lessons and put South Africa to the sword!

Shane Williams column: Learn lessons and put South Africa to the sword!

(Picture: Getty Images) By Shane Williams What a Test match that was last weekend! Wales came out on the wrong side of the result, but the first…

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