England v Italy, Six Nations Championship, February 7
Feb 5, 2009: This year's Six Nations will swing into action with England playing hosts to Italy at Twickenham and despite some initial concerns a packed house will welcome the start of the unrivalled rugby showpiece
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 12, 2009: The dawn of a new year is traditionally the time to purge yourself of a bad habit or two and England manager Martin Johnson may well be amongst the masses embarking on a painful but all too necessary detox
Jan 11, 2009: The dawning of a new year is not only a time for resolutions but also predictions so while considering how to counter the excesses of the festive period check out our picks for 2009
Rugby Review 2008
Dec 22, 2008: With two Grand Slams, a host of thrilling finals and an unhealthy dose of controversy - it is safe to say that 2008 will go down in the history books as a memorable year for the sport
Dec 18, 2008: As the credit crunch continues to bite there is growing concern that rugby is on the brink of a financial crisis. Graham Jenkins investigates.
Harlequins 19-17 Stade Francais
Dec 13, 2008: "If for some bizarre reason you are not already a fan of this competition then I urge you to re-live the last few minutes of this game." Graham Jenkins writes
Dec 7, 2008: Harlequins' heroic display in crashing Stade Francais' party not only managed to live up to the lavish pre-match entertainment but underlined the fact that the Heineken Cup is the greatest tournament in the world
Dec 3, 2008: Absorbing. Bruising. Entertaining. If you thought the autumn international season came to an end last weekend you would be wrong
Dec 1, 2008: There was almost a smile on Martin Johnson's face and one glance at the 2011 Rugby World Cup pool draw will have told you why
British & Irish Lions
Nov 26, 2008: South Africa captain John Smit is determined to lead his side to victory over the British & Irish Lions next year
Nov 22, 2008: "A banner high above the pitch at the Millennium Stadium reads 'Protect This House' - and by standing their ground Wales underlined their intent to do just that." Graham Jenkins writes
Munster v New Zealand
Nov 17, 2008: A star-studded guest list and a capacity crowd of 25,600 will pack into the new-look Thomond Park on Tuesday night to witness the historic visit of the All Blacks
Nov 15, 2008: Wallabies fly-half Matt Giteau took the honours in his head-to-head with England counterpart Danny Cipriani with a clinical kicking display to guide Australia to Cook Cup glory at Twickenham
Nov 13, 2008: An England-Australia game is, "one that everybody looks forward to" according to England skipper Steve Borthwick and journalists are no exception
England v Pacific Islanders
Nov 6, 2008: England will not lack for leaders when it comes to the crunch this month according to skipper Steve Borthwick. Graham Jenkins writes
Oct 20, 2008: This weekend will see the conclusion of both the Currie Cup and the New Zealand Cup with some of the southern hemisphere's finest players going all out for their country's national title and with it the all-important bragging rights.
Oct 15, 2008: Even if their sartorial choices are not to your taste you have to agree that Stade Francais are looking good this season
Oct 14, 2008: "It would be a mistake to write Wilkinson off - he has made fools of many of us with a series of Lazarus-like returns." Graham Jenkins writes
Sep 20, 2008: Fresh from leading the All Blacks to Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup glory, Richie McCaw made a flying visit to London this week to accept an invitation to play for the Barbarians.