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Mosese Tuipulotu: 'I'm not just Sione's little brother - I'll prove I can play'

As he prepares to follow his big brother to Scotland, the burgeoning Waratah is desperate to forge his own path.

Jamie Lyall
Opinion

Damian Penaud; France's free spirit who refuses to be tamed

The enigmatic France and Bordeaux wing is uncoachable and untouchable, which is why rugby should treasure him

Gavin Mortimer

Features

Analysis
Nick Bishop

How the line between forwards and backs is becoming a blur

Wallaby back-row Fraser McReight is the prototype of a player who can feature in or behind the scrum.

Interview
Frankie Deges

How Gonzalo Quesada is driving the Azzurri revolution

The new Italian coach explains how he has masterminded a turnaround for the Azzurri and his hopes Italy can build on early success…

Analysis
Gregor Paul

Speeded-up Super Rugby Pacific provides blueprint for wider game

New data shows that innovations introduced in 2022 are producing less 'dead time' and a faster product.

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Owain Jones

Sam Warburton: 'It surprises me how few people are prepared to put in the hard work'

The former Lions captain and now respected broadcaster has his say on academy pathways, rugby's doomsayers and Louis Rees-Zammit

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Luke Pearce's refereeing masterclass points the way towards rugby's future

The talented Englishman's approach enhanced a fabulous match between Northampton and Saracens.

Star Columns

David Flatman

David Flatman: 'I love watching bone-shuddering tackles, monster ball carries and crushingly intense scrummaging'

Rugby will always be a bit dangerous and not a game for everyone but shouldn't apologise for that, argues the former England prop.…

Ben Kay

Ben Kay: 'I genuinely think it’s a really exciting time to be an England fan'

With a team in transition, Italy in Rome presents a potential banana skin but there is much to savour with this new England team

Sam Larner

Unsung, underpaid, overworked: Are analysts any closer to ‘solving’ rugby?

Analysis is now part of the game's fabric but how much does raw data move the game forward?

Analysis

Nick Bishop

Jacques Nienaber's 'offensive defence' moved Leinster closer to the cherished fifth star

The South African supremo's rearguard action stymied the best attack in England at Croke Park.

Sam Larner

What assistant coaches actually do, and why Parling and Bleyendaal will succeed

The giant Englishman could drive Australia's lineouts to new heights, as could the former Munsterman with Leinster's attack.

Nick Bishop

Charlie Cale may be the answer to Joe Schmidt's back-row prayers

The young Brumby has potential to become Australia's go-to number eight.

Interviews

Daniel Gallan

Makazole Mapimpi: 'My life is somewhere I never thought it would be.'

The popular World Cup winner is a rags-to-riches story and he is desperate to enjoy the hand life has dealt him

Jamie Lyall

Ox Nche: 'The best feeling is squeezing a tighthead so hard he passes out'

The Springbok's mastery of the dark arts propelled his team to World Cup glory and could spur the Sharks into uncharted European w…

Owain Jones

Taine Plumtree: 'I couldn't blame them for saying 'Who the hell is this guy?'

The back-row had a rollercoaster start to life in Welsh rugby but is raring to prove his worth on his return from injury.

Editor's Choice

Interview

Rugby’s forever man Mike Brown: 'I'm a driven individual'

Mike Brown may be considered past his sell-by date but he remains a Premiership force at 38.

Neil Squires
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Thierry Futeu: 'The policeman chased me, I pretended to throw a stone at his head and ran for the border'

The Cameroon-born Spain prop has the most arresting back story of robbery, refugee camps and a quest for citizenship.

Francisco Isaac

RugbyPass Contributors

Daniel Gallan

Jamie specialises in long-form rugby content for RugbyPass and TheXV.rugby
Daniel Gallan

'The Boks will go again. It is what they do.'

In sport, there can only be one winner and at the Stade de France, France mourned for its stars, while South Africans rejoiced for…

Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'Why not organise a Lions tour to South America'

The presence of three South American countries at the World Cup for the first time raises hopes that one day, the Lions will tour …

David Ferguson

David Ferguson

Scotland left to wonder what might have been

Scotland were outplayed and outshone by an Ireland side playing like World Cup-winners elect, so how can they bridge the gap?

Nick Bishop

Nick Bishop

Why Ireland are in the best possible position to pip the All Blacks in Paris

Against Scotland, Ireland gave some strong clues as to why they are such a resourceful and cohesive bunch.

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