Arbizu hopes to steady the ship
September 15, 1999
Argentina will be hoping that the appointment of Lisandro Arbizu as Puma's captain for the World Cup will give the side a new focus after the problems of the past few months.
Meanwhile Scotland have had more good news over their injury worries. Yesterday Gregor Townsend declared he was raring to go after his secret knee op at the beginning of the month and today Alan Tait, who twisted his ankle in the warm up game against Edinburgh, discovered that there was no lasting damage and he would be fully fit for the big clash with the Springboks on 3rd October.
Jim Mallinder and Justin Burnell were sat on the same top table, but in different circumstances. Tom Hamilton reports on the Aviva Premiership season launch
Tom Hamilton reports back from the launch of the Guinness PRO12 where there is a renewed sense of optimism with all of the off-field changes to the league
So much for the great Australian revival, writes Greg Growden. It now has the potential of going off the rails after the capitulation at Eden Park
The latest Week in Pictures takes in photographs from the Rugby Championship, the Top 14 and the southern hemisphere domestic scene