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Two men “charged” over machete attack on French internationals

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Two men in their twenties have been placed “under formal examination” in connection with a late-night machete attack on three Top 14 rugby players in Millau, in the Tarn department of France, in the early hours of Sunday. They were arrested, along with two other men, on Sunday evening, a matter of […]

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Meeting My Top 14 Heroes… Or Trying To

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Our Top 14 expert du-jour, James Harrington, has a better half, and she loves rugby almost as much as he does – unlike him she doesn’t pretend to understand the offside laws. Here, she discusses heading to Castres Olympique’s Stade Pierre Antoine to meet her heroes, and the new recruits ahead of the new season. […]

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Weekend Rugby Recap: Clermont Players Attacked, Super Rugby Playoffs, Elgon Cup, USA Rugby News, Player Moves

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NEW YORK, NY – Another weekend is in the books and the rugby world has stories ranging from terrific to tragic, with shocking news that 3 Clermont players were attacked by unknown men wielding machetes for unknown reasons. That is not a misprint… Back on the pitch, there was the 1st round of Super Rugby […]

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Super Rugby Playoff Review

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AUCKLAND, NZ – The Super Rugby semi-finalists have been found for 2014 in dramatic fashion, with both playoff games going down to the wire. While most were picking close encounters for the Brumbies/Chiefs and Sharks/Highlanders fixtures, few would’ve guessed they would’ve ended up so high-scoring and entertaining. However, both games went to form so the […]

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Bakkies Botha: The Long Farewell

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Toulon and South Africa lock Bakkies Botha has revealed that the 2014/15 next season with the Top 14 and European champions from the south of France will be his last. The 35-year-old has enjoyed a rugby renaissance since leaving the Bulls for a new life on the Mediterranean coast after the 2011 […]

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Could Rugby Be the Key for SMU Football?

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RWU HQ – It’s fair to say that Southern Methodist University isn’t a powerhouse in Division I college football. At least not what they once were. They’re no Alabama, Oregon, or Florida State. They’re a team from the American Athletic Conference, which is one of the weakest conferences in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. So […]

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