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Opinion

'RFU would live to regret moral guardian angel Sinfield's departure'

Though no longer England defence coach, Kevin Sinfield's value to the RFU should be blindingly obvious.

Neil Squires
Opinion

'Ireland could end up with 20 Lions after winning back the world's respect'

Ciaran Frawley's drop-goal changed the Irish narrative and they have a glut of British and Irish Lions contenders.

Pat McCarry

Features

Interview
Finn Morton

‘I just cried’: Sarah Hirini’s emotional injury fight to return for Games

New Zealand captain Sarah Hirini suffered a devastating knee injury in December but has fought her way back in time for the Paris …

Opinion
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'There is now a clear sense of identity about this England team.'

England will rue two Tests that got away from them in New Zealand but they have much to be optimistic about

Opinion
Gregor Paul

'The All Blacks won the series, but not in the way they wanted'

England exposed numerous frailties in New Zealand ranks and highlighted the need for a few selection changes.

Exclusive
Luke Norman

‘This one is about me’: Portia Woodman-Wickliffe targets fairytale ending in Paris

Portia Woodman-Wickliffe looks ahead to the final international tournament of her glittering career – the women’s Olympic seve…

Interview
Luke Norman

Eric Rush: France have ‘perfect’ Olympic sevens recipe

The host nation have impressed the New Zealand legend, but he believes six teams have a strong chance of winning gold.

Star Columns

Luke Treharne   Tom Mitchell

'The gene pool is remarkably strong for anyone interested in making future athletes' Inside the Olympic village

Tom Mitchell – who experienced Olympic village life in Rio and Tokyo – explains what life’s really like on the other side of…

Gregor Paul

Are the All Blacks playing the retention game and losing?

New Zealand rugby has seen at first a trickle but now a steady flow of talent going offshore to hurt them where it counts

Brendan Fanning

Leinster 'sitting on a sharp stick' for running of the Bulls

It's uplifting for the URC that Ireland's most successful province are under pressure to deliver in Pretoria.

Analysis

Neil Squires

Jon Callard: 'It'll be just like the old days. Last one off to Twickenham turn the light off'

Twenty-eight years after their last Premiership title, Bath tread a path to HQ once so familiar.

Nick Bishop

How can Rugby Australia fit five into four after Rebels' demise?

The governing body must do everything in its power to find domestic homes for the Rebels' soon-to-be-unemployed squad.

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.

Interviews

Jamie Lyall

Why Sebastian Cancelliere has fallen for Glasgow

The Argentine left home in difficult circumstances but has flourished in the wet Scottish city.

Owain Jones

Freddie Steward: 'I wouldn’t say I've had it easy'

The England full-back has competition in the form of George Furbank but will relish the competition for the No 15 shirt

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…

Editor's Choice

Interview

Ukraine: 'We have lost so many players to the war, I have no words for how revolting it is'

The Ukrainian rugby community shares its resolve to keep the sport going amid the horrors of war.

Francisco Isaac
Exclusive

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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