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Opinion

'Enmity and history as Munster and Glasgow collide with URC final spot at stake'

In the age of contrived hype, this Celtic feud is a brilliant and important element of the URC.

Jamie Lyall
Interview

'Fit players, elite players, struggle. You can see it in their eyes. They don’t know what’s hit them.'

Leinster are stacked with Irish superstars and the URC semi-final is a delicious hors d'oevre ahead of the titanic Springbok Test …

Daniel Gallan

Features

Interview
Francisco Isaac

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.

Exclusive
Brett McKay

Noah Lolesio: 'I've experienced all the ups and downs of international footy'

The fly-half is relaxed about the prospect of a Wallabies recall as he aims to steer Brumbies to the SRP final.

Opinion
Pat McCarry

Peter O’Mahony has passed the torch, but that old Munster fire remains

A talisman for his country and province, the legendary backrow is desperate to add to his trophy haul with a URC Final win

Opinion
Mark Orders

Gatland playing the long game but Wales must start moving forwards

The shrewd coach knew what he signed up for, but Wales cannot continue delivering mediocrity this summer.

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

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.…

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

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

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
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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