THE VIEW FROM DOWN UNDER: Why International sides are just clubs on a global scale

Our Aussie correspondent watched the Six Nations.  He evidently didn’t like it.  Why?  Well as it turns out he’s got a problem with how ‘international’ our internationals have become… So Ireland have won the Six Nations.  Well done to them.  At least it wasn’t another gloating Welsh win or (even worse) a greater gloating English…

BREAKING NEWS: Warburton signs central contract

News broke this afternoon that Wales Captain Sam Warburton has signed the very first central contract in Welsh professional rugby.  The ‘WRU National Contract’ is reported to last until the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.  Warburton remains contracted to the Cardiff Blues until the end of this season and WRU Chief…

Flood Alert: The search for a Tigers ten

Ahead of their Heineken pool-topping showdown with Ulster on Saturday, Shôn Douglas takes a look at Leicester Tigers’ fly-half conundrum:   As vast swathes of the country struggle to cope with the deluge that has caused widespread flooding and disruption, Leicester has been struck by its own Flood warning in the shape of Club Captain…