Rugby

My grandson's getting into the rugby: 'Which one's West Ham?'

14 February 2015 9:00 am

My grandson and I had a lovely hour-long swim at the leisure centre. We had the learner pool to ourselves…

We should be grateful for Andy Murray (and Kim Sears)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

It wasn’t that long ago when the most exciting event in any British tennis fan’s life was whether Jeremy Bates…

What schools don't want you to know about rugby

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Fans don’t want to hear this, but young boys are being paralysed, writes Professor Allyson Pollock

What does Duncan Fletcher actually do?

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Some years ago, when the last Conservative government was limping towards defeat, someone published a book called 101 Uses for…

The real England team is playing for Stuart Lancaster

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A revealing handwritten letter emerged at the weekend from the England scrum half Danny Care, who wasn’t playing in the…

Whisper it, but could England win the next Rugby World Cup?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

There are many eternal questions. Why do all aircraft, no matter how much your ticket cost, where you’ve come from,…

Five reasons to be cheerful about British sport (yes, even the cricket)

25 January 2014 9:00 am

James Cook’s third voyage as an English captain ended in disaster, stabbed to death and disembowelled by a pack of…

Roger Alton: The day Viv Richards came to watch me play cricket

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Sir Vivian Richards came to watch me play cricket the other day. That’s the sort of sentence you wait a…

As England's cricketers wobble, the rugby team are finally getting it together

30 November 2013 9:00 am

My friend Miles was bowling in a festival of wandering cricket clubs in Oxford the other day. First wicket down…

If Carberry doesn't open for England, the world should split asunder

16 November 2013 9:00 am

In sport, as in life, you just don’t know where you stand any more. Look at the Premier League: no…

Spectator sport: Here’s hoping Sachin Tendulkar has an Indian summer after 40

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Sachin Tendulkar did not have the happiest of 40th birthdays last week. The man who has been worshipped as a…

Blonde ambition

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Seems a little weird to be rabbiting about sport at a time when a malign confederacy of sanctimonious do-gooders, vengeful…