The Great Exodus of 2014: Who’s next to swap the South of Wales for the South of France?

With the confirmation yesterday of Leigh Halfpenny’s switch to big-spending Toulon next season, Shôn Douglas takes a look at the Welsh players on the brink of following the star fullback to the riches of France.   The great and the good of Welsh Rugby are faced with an unenviable decision to make at the end…

A Lion-sized let off…but you have to feel for Beale

Saturday 22nd June 2013.  I arrived at The Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park, at 10am on the dot.  The place was already packed as white, green, navy blue and (predominantly) red shirted rugby folk scrummed-down for the last of the remaining chairs, tables, benches or lintels that would act as their seat for the next three…

Will ‘Gatland-style’ be a hit Down Under?

Three games played on Australian soil.  Three wins.  Three new Lions Down Under due to injury.  Three tests eagerly awaited. There’s definitely been a pattern for triplicates, triads and troikas in the first full week of the Lions Tour.  It’s a theme that’s probably not lost on Warren Gatland who, as we know, is a…