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Articles from RugbyPaper columnists Jeremy Guscott, Peter Jackson, Jeff Probyn and Nick Cain.

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle to..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Saracens are great but can they keep going?

Congratulations to Sarries on the totally expected win in last week’s Champions Cup final. They have made history and written the name of..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s Premiership of the Year

Saracens’ exceptional European Cup double explains why they have almost half the starting line-up in my 2016-17 Team of the Season. The..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: We need Bomb back coaching OUR props

I’ve always had a lot of time for Adam Jones, but he didn’t strike me as a potential coach, not initially at least. That said, it..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher: Premiership final promises to be an absolute cracker

So after 22 rounds and two pulsating skin-of-your- teeth semis Wasps will play Exeter in the Aviva Premiership Final in a game that every..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Ritchie gets even richer thanks to RFU pay

Ian Ritchie’s sudden announcement that he is leaving his £700,000 a year post as the RFU’s chief executive this summer after five..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeremy Guscott: Lions should copy Crusaders’ blueprint to restrict Barrett’s influence

Beauden Barrett has a skill-set that would be the envy of a lot of world-class players, but last weekend playing for the Hurricanes against..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: England will be firing the killer shots in pool of death

Like all rugby fans, I was looking forward to this week’s draw for the World Cup pools but what puzzles me is why it seems the current..

May 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Revitalised Broncos are bucking the trend

The Deri Broncos gave up the ghost when the last of them bolted and left the historic village club without a horse to flog, dead or alive...

May 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: Nice squad Robin, but why no spot for Davies?

Wales have got the squad balance right for their summer tour, but there’s one glaring omission – where is James Davies? I really do..

May 19, 2017 with 0 Comments