It was great to see Tomas Francis make his Wales debut on Saturday. This 23-year-old is going some way to proving that where the front row is concerned Stuart Lancaster's "RFU Pathway" is not the only way.
The Singha 7s tournament came to a dramatic conclusion on Friday night as Newport Gwent Dragons were crowned champions in the cup competition, whilst Exeter Chiefs took home the plate, the second tier prize.
When it comes to predicting who will lift the Webb Ellis trophy, it is always hard to look past New Zealand. The All Blacks have long dominated the sport and are always tipped to go the distance on the biggest stage.
The fixtures for 2015/16 campaign have just been announced and we are expecting another thrilling five months of university rugby. Here is Talking Rugby Union's early look at some of our featured teams in the country.
As part of the buildup to the 2015 English World Cup, Mastercard have produced the Priceless Moments Report determining what over 4,000 fans consider to be the most iconic moments in World Cup history.
A bright and sunny Preston welcomed Birmingham and Solihull in October 2012. A first class playing surface that suited the running skills of Mike Haley (now Sale Sharks), Sean Taylor (now Ballymena) and Oscar Heath.