Feb 17, 2009: Check out the latest edition of Ask John where renowned rugby historian John Griffiths will answer any rugby-related query you have!
Feb 17, 2009: Springbok coach Peter de Villiers recently sought advice from an unlikely source as South Africa went into full swing with their preparations for the tour by the British and Irish Lions. Stephen Nell writes
Feb 13, 2009: "Firmly implanted in Welsh folk-memory are the numerous occasions when conditions at the old Arms Park ground were all but impossible." Huw Richards writes
Six Nations Championship
Feb 12, 2009: Has Captain Courageous disappeared under the weight of the task he has inherited?
Wales v England, Six Nations Championship, February 14
Feb 11, 2009: The last two Wales v England matches in Cardiff suggest this Saturday's tumultuous clash between the bitterest of rugby enemies (sorry, Scotland) will be fairly close with the Welsh coming out on top
Feb 6, 2009: "Can Declan Kidney add those few missing ingredients and net the Irish their first title since 1985?" Peter Martin writes
Feb 6, 2009: "Saturday's meeting between Ireland and France at Croke Park will mark the 100th anniversary of their first meeting." Huw Richards writes
Six Nations Championship Preview
Feb 5, 2009: "It ought to be a fairly predictable tournament but this is the Six Nations and nothing ever goes completely to form." John Taylor previews the Six Nations
Six Nations Championship Betting Preview
Feb 4, 2009: Which team is the best bet for this year's Six Nations crown? Simon Cambers offers a betting guide to this year's Championship
Feb 2, 2009: Super 14 is back but which Australian teams are likely to contend for the crown? Keiran Smith writes
Feb 1, 2009: Welcome to the latest edition of Ask John where renowned rugby historian John Griffiths will answer any rugby-related query you have!
Jan 30, 2009: "Anybody who takes them lightly is likely to pay with the loss of Championship points." Huw Richards writes
The East Terrace
Jan 30, 2009: Gloucester hooker Oliver Azam has shocked the entertainment and rugby industries by being nominated for an Oscar at the 2009 Academy Awards.
Jan 28, 2009: "Nobody on the coaching/management side is preoccupied with the captaincy because they know in all probability it will be a case of natural selection." John Taylor writes
Jan 27, 2009: "History, never mind any other consideration, shows that it is tough to repeat. Nobody has ever won consecutive five-match Slams." Huw Richards writes
New Zealand Rugby
Jan 26, 2009: "The Crusaders will represent New Zealand's most potent threat, the Blues , Hurricanes and Chiefs will flatter to deceive and the Highlanders will bring up the rear." Huw Turner writes
Jan 23, 2009: Tennis star Andy Murray is hoping to follow in the footsteps of an Irish rugby player as he pursues the Australian title at Melbourne. Huw Richards writes
Jan 21, 2009: If reports are to be believed then Matt Stevens' career lies in tatters after he admitted to a major drugs problem - but does his use of a recreational drug deserve a lengthy ban?
Jan 20, 2009: The prospect of this year's Heineken Cup quarter-finals devoid of any French sides is a blow to Marc Lièvremont's Six Nations ambitions and a damning indictment of the huge problems that he faces from within French rugby, writes Ian Moriarty
Jan 19, 2009: South Africa may just have the power to wrest the initiative from New Zealand in this year's Super 14 competition