Jul 29, 2008: "I think we would all agree it is better for games to be decided by tries than penalties but by chickening out of taking stronger action Joubert did nobody any favours." John Taylor delivers his latest verdict
Jul 29, 2008: The new season is fast-approaching and the battle lines for many competitions have already been drawn to whet your appetite
Jul 27, 2008: In the latest part of his tribute to France's historic trip to South Africa in 1958, John Palfrey recalls the week of the 1st Test against the Springboks.
Jul 27, 2008: Robbie Deans sang Advance Australia Fair, and 80 minutes later admitted it doesn't get any better in rugby.
Jul 25, 2008: Brian Ashton claims he is ''looking forward'' to his new consultancy role with the Rugby Football Union
Jul 21, 2008: In the latest part of his tribute to France's historic trip to South Africa in 1958, John Palfrey recounts how the tourists continued to catch the eye.
Jul 21, 2008: "Rugby has no shortage of famous names of its own, but is now about to acquire another one with different sporting associations
Jul 19, 2008: Following Argentine Agustin Pichot's retirement from international rugby announcement, the scrum-half has played down talk that he should be considered one of all-time great No.9s of world rugby.
Jul 16, 2008: "Never do anything that compromises your main job...Never put yourself in a compromising position - because the spin-off affects everybody else...and, most important of all, never get caught." John Taylor delivers his latest verdict
Jul 16, 2008: The Guinness Premiership fixture dates and kick off times for the 2008-09 season have now been agreed by the clubs.
Jul 14, 2008: In the second part of his tribute to France's historic trip to South Africa in 1958, John Palfrey recounts the first game of the tour.
Jul 13, 2008: "I'm looking forward to working with Martin Johnson
Jul 12, 2008: It was one of the all-time classic games in Tri-Nations history, as the Springboks first came from behind to snatch the lead, and then defended with a man short to win in New Zealand
Jul 11, 2008: "Giteau continues to grow in stature, with 47 points to his name in the Wallabies' three clashes so far this year, but more importantly his play-making skills filling the void of the influential Larkham." Graham Jenkins writes
Jul 7, 2008: Fifty years ago this week France embarked on what would turn out to be an historic tour first tour of South Africa, one that underlined their emergence as major rugby power
Jul 4, 2008: "This election isn't just a simple case of musical chairs, with the country's leading rugby officials divvying up responsibilities and the advantages that go with these." John Palfrey asks who'll succeed Bernard Lapasset.
Jul 4, 2008: The fixtures for the new Guinness Premiership season have been released today with a potential clash between the season finale and the opening match of next year's Lions tour averted
Jul 3, 2008: "There was a time when you would not have called Johnson assured but he appears to have added that quality to his armoury as well and it was very much in evidence as he held his first press conference." John Taylor writes
Jul 2, 2008: One team coming off World Cup glory and two with points to prove after freezing on rugby's grandest stage -- this a Tri-Nations truly worthy of the name
Jul 1, 2008: Wasps centre Riki Flutey was named among Martin Johnson's first 32-man elite player squad on Tuesday while the new England manager also dropped some big names.