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Opinion

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

Mick Cleary
Analysis

How Maro Itoje terrorised the All Blacks lineout

Scott Robertson has set-piece issues to address before the big beasts of the Rugby Championship loom into view.

Nick Bishop

Features

Opinion
Owain Jones

Gatland needs a catalyst to start the Wales fightback or the game faces a stark future

Wales are on the ropes and in an arena where results matter, they need to give the Welsh public something to cheer about

Opinion
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'England had a chance. They blew it. They need to take that hurt and use it.'

However you dress it up, an improving England missed a gilt-edged chance to register a first win on New Zealand soil for 21 years

Analysis
Pat McCarry

Munster prospects aim to drive Ireland U20s to world glory

Back-rower Brian Gleeson and captain Evan O’Connell are among those aiming to go one better than last year in South Africa.

Exclusive
Lauren Jenkins

Alex Callender: 'I was numb. It didn’t feel real and I felt angry about it.'

The popular Wales backrow has overcome personal tragedy to excel for Wales as Ioan Cunningham's women look to defeat Spain in WXV

Exclusive
Francisco Isaac

'I started to think, is all this worth it? Is it worth living?'

Mental health is a hugely important issue in modern-day society, and the sport of rugby is no different.

Star Columns

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.

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.…

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…

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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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