Euro 2025 Women’s qualifying tournaments: matches, groups and results

England are the defending champions of the Women’s European Championship – Reuters/Lisi Niesner The qualifying period for the 2025 Women’s European Championship to determine which 15 teams will join automatically qualified host country Switzerland is just around the corner. England face a daunting task in securing an automatic qualifying spot for next year’s Women’s European … Read more

Skiing with giants in Patagonia – and why it’s worth the high price

To truly experience the untouched reaches of Patagonia, you need ‘a thirst for adventure and a healthy bank balance’ – Jamie Weeks There is a game that only a minority of skiers can play in their lives. It’s called “ski a run, call a run”. And there I was, winning the jackpot on my first … Read more

Billy Vunipola joins England’s exodus to France with planned move to Montpellier

Billy Vunipola’s move to France marks the end of his England career – Getty Images/David Rogers Billy Vunipola is set to move to Montpellier next season and end his long career with Saracens and England. The 31-year-old becomes the latest England international to cross the Channel. Saracens colleague Owen Farrell has already confirmed his departure … Read more

Sliding doors, ‘blue billionaire bottlers’ and the Haaland-De Bruyne axis of pain

What’s behind the Italian club selecting Premiership talent?

Benetton’s growth is one of the reasons for optimism in Italian rugby – Getty Images/Alessandro Levati There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the two Italian franchises, Benetton and Zebre, were considered the whipping boys of what is now known as the United Rugby Championship. Since 2010, with the exception of the Covid-imposed … Read more