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.
Toulon's Heineken Cup final victory over Clermont Auvergne may have ended a long title drought for the Top 14 club but two of their players are no strangers to success
We bring you our pick of the best pictures from around the world in the last seven days with the battle for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory taking centre stage
"If you listen carefully you should be able to hear them mining the granite for the statue of a certain Jonny Wilkinson" Graham Jenkins reports from the Heineken Cup Final
Quade Cooper's defence is better than it was 12 months ago and Robbie Deans has erred in omitting him from the core Wallabies squad to play the Lions, Greg Growden writes