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Mick Cleary: 'England are finally at the World Cup party.'

Steve Borthwick's men showed they could cut loose with careless abandon, the question now is whether they have to revert to type

Mick Cleary

Ireland use their breakdown smarts to outwit Springboks in clash of the titans

South Africa may come to rue missed opportunities where the Irish showed their collective resolve to thwart the World Champions at…

Daniel Gallan


Gavin Mortimer

After the Dupont calamity, what happens next?

The world's best player faces a race against time to play a part in the World Cup but France have to hold their nerve

Mark Orders

Dan Biggar prepares to relinquish Welsh jersey on a high

The experienced Welsh fly-half is in the dying embers of his Test career but he has lost none of his fire to succeed

Graham Simmons

Symphonies and fractional crystallisation

Ireland play in glorious, aesthetically-pleasing patterns, while England plod on, the big question is, are the Wallabies heading t…

Daniel Gallan

Biltong, brandy and Boks: The ties that bind South Africa's ex-pats

For the almost one million South Africans who now live abroad, the rugby team the Springboks are the most powerful anchor to their…

Sam Larner

Why rugby is better now than it's ever been

The strong wave of nostalgia tells many rugby fans that rugby was better back in the day, but the stats tell a different story

Star Columns

Ross Harries

Wales emerge victorious after trial by Fijian fire

Whether you viewed the Wales versus Fiji game as a thriller or a horror show depends whether you have Welsh blood

David Beresford

Solving the French rugby paradox

Heart and emotion have always been central to the mentality and success of Les Bleus and destiny awaits Fabien Galthie's men

David Flatman

David Flatman: 'Give the laptops a rest and let the boys play.'

England may have to deploy some new tactics if they don't have the players to execute Borthwick's rigid gameplan


Russell Forbes

The data which outlines why France could lift their first World Cup

Heavily trailed to go the distance, Les Bleus kick off their World Cup campaign against the All Blacks and the data showcases thei…

Sam Larner

Rugby World Cup: A fantasy XV would be a poor team in reality

Fantasy rugby has created a warped view of the actual value of players.

Nick Bishop

Why Scott is the All Blacks' most important Barrett

He may have two illustrious siblings, but Scott Barrett is the most crucial brother to New Zealand's World Cup hopes.


Tom Bradshaw

Lewis Moody: 'This team is in a better place than we were in 2007.'

A veteran of three World Cups, the former Leicester Tigers and Bath backrow has some prescient thoughts on England's class of 2023…

Jamie Lyall

Rupeni Caucaunibuca: 'I spent my money on people who didn’t have it. I gave it from my heart'

RugbyPass tracks down one of the game's enduring talents and tells his astonishing, mystical and heartwrenching tale

Mark Orders

Stephen Jones: 'Difficult periods are when the best learning takes place.'

The widely-respected former Welsh pivot was caught up in a period of turbulence that saw him leave his coaching role early

Editor's Choice


Rugby World Cup stories: Facing Jonah

What was it really like to face Jonah Lomu, rugby's game-changing phenomenon, in the 1995 World Cup?

Jamie Lyall

Chaos reigns: The Wallabies must start again from square one

No more pretence, no more stories - accept the rubble around you, and look at the ruins until it hurts.

Nick Bishop

RugbyPass Contributors

Nick Bishop

Nick Bishop

All Blacks implosion: What really happened at Twickenham

The All Blacks simply didn't adjust to the changes that were happening on the field.

Graham Simmons

Graham Simmons

Time gentlemen, please

The Wallabies are incandescent about Mathieu Raynal's refereeing of the Bledisloe's dying moments, in a denouement that has divide…

Gregor Paul

Gregor Paul

The former myth of a fading All Blacks aura is now a reality

Now, more than ever, the fear factor surrounding the All Blacks is flickering out.

Andrew Elliott

Andrew Elliott

USA legend Todd Clever: 'We got 'out-passioned' - and that was really hard to see'

The two-time World Cup captain was distraught to see USA missing out on France 2023 but he says the rebuilding job starts now

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