The XV - Audio Articles
Allez les Bleus: How France went from meek to magnificent
Season 1, Ep. 6
France are back, and isn’t the rugby world a whole lot brighter for it? Saturday’s stunning domination of the All Blacks felt like a seminal victory for a team that has come of age under Fabien Galthie.
Seven wonders of the world for 2022
Season 1, Ep. 11
Will Owen looks back at some of the rugby names we learnt in 2021 and predict what 2022 may hold for them.
Polledri sees light at end of the tunnel
Season 1, Ep. 10
There were few more glorious sights thanJake Polledriwith ball in hand. Grabbing a fistful of defenders, he would swat them aside with gleeful disdain; one after the other, they came and went; his giant legs hammering away like pistons, crushing any hopes they had of bringing him down.
Nick Tompkins Interview
Season 1, Ep. 9
If fans thought the life of a professional rugby player was all sponsorship deals, coffee shop get-togethers and Instagramming, they would be disabused of that notion by speaking toNick Tompkins, the livewireSaracensandWalesmidfielder. For all the glamorous trips to Munich, Miami and Verbier in Saracens’ past, when The XV spoke to the 26-year-old, he was in Chislehurst, Kent, helping the ‘old man’ with odd-jobs.