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One last banquet awaits 'Guzzler' at the Rugby World Cup

Brodie Retallick has become relentless at the cleanout and in defensive contact, and especially good at disrupting the lineout.

Nick Bishop

Immovable object could be last piece of Chiefs dynasty puzzle

2023 could mark the beginning of a Chiefs legacy.

Tom Vinicombe


Jamie Lyall

Jackson Wray: 'Saracens showed critics we are stronger than any of you think'

Jackson Wray has experienced glory, despair and tumult as he bids to end a 15-year Saracens career with a ninth trophy.

Gregor Paul

All Blacks face mammoth decision on the left wing

Which power winger will Ian Foster opt for when he names his All Blacks squad for the World Cup?

Russell Forbes

How Saracens have switched up their play to become an attacking force

For so long Mark McCall's men have been derided as successful but boring, yet a change in tack has seen them add flair to force

Nick Bishop

How top-of-the-table clash unearthed two World Cup bolters

No spot has caused both New Zealand and Australia more heartache in recent times than blindside flanker.

Gavin Mortimer

Can Leinster be classed as a true European great?

The Top 14 towers over the URC which is why a double is a far more meaningful feat in France

Star Columns

Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'Leicester don’t mess about when it comes to the scoreboard. You're either in front or a loser'

Tigers have battled their way from mid-table to be within a game of a Premiership final and they have a puncher's chance against S…

Ben Kay

Ben Kay: 'I really feel England are lacking leadership'

The countdown is on for the World Cup and Steve Borthwick doesn't have a moment to spare to turn his squad into contenders

David Flatman

David Flatman: 'I fear the game is becoming too apologetic. Rugby simply will never appease everybody'

Rugby, like all sports, has its issues, but it should also shout a little louder about all the merits it possesses and stand proud


Nick Bishop

Why the Wallabies cannot do without Will Skelton at the World Cup

Will Skelton has sent Eddie Jones a timely reminder of what Australian rugby is missing.

Nick Bishop

How the Crusaders are preparing Will Jordan to wear No 15 for the All Blacks

The Crusaders are showing every sign of wanting to develop Will Jordan as a triple-threat fullback.

Nick Bishop

Is Michael Hooper at risk of missing out on the World Cup?

Michael Hooper is struggling to find form in Super Rugby Pacific.


Owain Jones

Josh MacLeod: 'We may come from a small town but we have big aspirations and dreams'

The Scarlets skipper has been a shining light in a Cup run that leaves Dwayne Peel's men one game away from a final in Dublin

Jamie Lyall

Jono Ross: 'People said I was going to a nothing club'

Sale Sharks totem Jono Ross has his say on the salary cap, fan abuse and Premiership owners as he explains his decision to retire.

Martyn Thomas

Marcus Watson: ‘I’m glad we made the move’

 Out of contract with Wasps, and looking for a new challenge with a newborn, the fleet-footed wing accepted the Italian job

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Is New Zealand finally ready to commit their future to Japan?

NZR has never been certain how to approach rugby's next frontier.

Gregor Paul

Another World Cup dark horse has emerged for the All Blacks

A young Chief could force his way into the national selection frame with more minutes under his belt.

Tom Vinicombe

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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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