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England feel the hurt and Eddie Jones feels the heat

The RFU is none too pleased with England's performances this Autumn, while in Wales, the crisis button is close to being pushed

Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Back from the abyss, Bath's revival is gathering steam

Johan van Graan has quietly set about improving every facet of the West Country club and results are starting to come

Tom Bradshaw

Features

OPINION
Tom Vinicombe

Why Jordie Barrett's midfield move might still be temporary

Jordie Barrett's exceptional performance might not be enough to sway Ian Foster.

ANALYSIS
Garry Doyle   Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Rugby must not forget about Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors are a club that needs the support of the game in financially troubling times, and the hope is that rugby at Six…

ANALYSIS
Nick Bishop

The All Blacks can't afford to lose Ardie Savea

Ardie Savea's absence against the Wallabies left a big hole in the All Blacks loose forwards.

FREE READ
Mike Henson

The making of Finn Russell

The Racing 92 and Scotland fly-half is now one of the most celebrated players in the game but as a raw 20-year-old, he has New Zea…

ANALYSIS
Garry Doyle

How Dan Sheehan became one of the world's best hookers

Overlooked at age-grade level, Dan Sheehan has had intense competition for the Leinster and Ireland shirt but is seen as a rising …

Star Columns

Tony Johnson

Cut the rhetoric, Australia and NZ can't live without one another

For all the questions before the competition kicked off, Super Rugby Pacific was a massive win for NZ and Australia.

Ben Kay

Ben Kay: 'Eddie Jones is the Jose Mourinho of rugby'

The England World Cup winner and BT Sport pundit feels it's time for the erstwhile head coach to put the players first with the Wo…

FREE READ
Graham Simmons

Now is the Autumn of our discontent...

There has been a change in temperature at Twickenham and Eddie Jones is feeling the heat after a series of poor results

Analysis

Nick Bishop

How the north have gained parity and taken control of the rugby world

The raw stats tell a very different story from the tale they would have narrated 20 years ago.

Ben Smith

Rieko Ioane and the art of fixing the defender

The All Blacks are not yet getting the most out of Rieko Ioane in the midfield.

Nick Bishop

Can Schmidt lead All Blacks to promised land after Christchurch crisis?

It may take All Blacks players and fans some time to get used to Joe Schmidt's new approach.

Interviews

Owain Jones

Martin Anayi: 'As a rugby fan, I would like it all to be in one place. I can't be the only one.'

The URC has added the South African provinces and sought investment as far afield as India and Qatar, its CEO Martin Anayi says ru…

Jamie Lyall

Theo McFarland: 'We didn't have a rugby ball - we used a Pepsi bottle filled with banana leaves'

Theo McFarland grew up playing rugby with a Pepsi bottle. He has been a debt collector and a basketballer. This is his journey to …

Editor's Choice

The French disconnection

French referees are different to Anglophone ones – as Bernard Foley discovered to his, and Australia's cost

Gavin Mortimer
FREE READ

Culture, schooling and community supercharge the SA rugby conveyor belt

Schools rugby is South Africa is revered around the game and many argue it has the best system in the world for future professiona…

Jon Cardinelli

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Stats and Snapshots

The Highlanders’ Crusade

Rob Vickerman and Andy Clarke take an in-depth look at the Highlanders’ stunning victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch.

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RugbyPass+ Contributors

Tom Bradshaw

Tom Bradshaw

Back from the abyss, Bath's revival is gathering steam

Johan van Graan has quietly set about improving every facet of the West Country club and results are starting to come

Garry Doyle

Garry Doyle

How Dan Sheehan became one of the world's best hookers

Overlooked at age-grade level, Dan Sheehan has had intense competition for the Leinster and Ireland shirt but is seen as a rising …

Graham Simmons

FREE READ
Graham Simmons

Now is the Autumn of our discontent...

There has been a change in temperature at Twickenham and Eddie Jones is feeling the heat after a series of poor results

Jamie Lyall

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

Team of the Autumn Series

After five action-packed weekends of scintillatingTest rugby, RugbyPass+ selects its team of the Autumn Nations Series.

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