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The Premiership is becoming increasingly beguiled by Russell's rakish charm

The charismatic Scotland fly-half has, in just a matter of weeks, added a sense of calm and a sprinkle of stardust down in the Wes…

Tom Bradshaw

How are the All Blacks going to replace Aaron Smith?

The legendary scrum-half revolutionised the way New Zealand try to play, but they may have a ready-made replacement in their ranks

Gregor Paul


Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'The RFU need to give the English public some assurance that things can get better'

Steve Borthwick's side have put respectability into the shirt but it is a mirage to suggest all in rosy in England's garden

Owain Jones

The 2023 Rugby World Cup team of the tournament

There were outstanding individual performances over seven weeks and 48 matches but some players put in Herculean shifts

Tom Vinicombe

Jacques Nienaber has pinned Springboks' World Cup hopes on gratuitous risk

A 7-1 bench is an absurd proposition but it's especially hard to comprehend when it forces the omission of one of the Springboks' …

Gavin Mortimer

Fabien Galthié's French honeymoon is over

As public and media attitudes cool towards him, which version of the French coach will we see next?

Garry Doyle

Irish contemplate four more years of hurt

Andy Farrell's men could do no more in an epic encounter against the All Blacks and despite regrets, perspective is required to ho…

Star Columns

Ben Kay

Ben Kay: 'I’ve seen bigger upsets in sport than England winning tonight'

Steve Borthwick's men are clear underdogs against the Springboks and will hope to cause a huge upset in Paris

David Beresford

Solving the French rugby paradox

Heart and emotion have always been central to the mentality and success of Les Bleus and destiny awaits Fabien Galthie's men

David Flatman

David Flatman: 'Give the laptops a rest and let the boys play.'

England may have to deploy some new tactics if they don't have the players to execute Borthwick's rigid gameplan


Nick Bishop

Why All Blacks' near-century won't have Ireland or South Africa sweating

The All Blacks' 79-point win over Italy confirmed what New Zealand's main rivals already know.

Nick Bishop

Chaos reigns: The Wallabies must start again from square one

No more pretence, no more stories - accept the rubble around you, and look at the ruins until it hurts.

Nick Bishop

How Ireland outplayed South Africa to claim ‘the Battle of the Giants’

Ireland were the masters of the tackle and breakdown at the Stade de France in their clash with the Springboks.


Jamie Lyall

Sean Everitt: 'I want to build a bigger brand than Edinburgh's URC team'

After 15 years at the Sharks ended acrimoniously, Edinburgh's new supremo has a plan to right the Scottish club

Graham Simmons

Tales of the unexpected

Eddie Jones' downfall, Wales's resurrection and the match of the tournament between Ireland and South Africa lit up the rugby worl…

Gavin Mortimer

Portugal are a work in progress that must be supported

Os Lobos have impressed with their ambitious play during the tournament and their development must continue

Editor's Choice


Cojones and Corleones...

Has there ever been a better weekend of Test Rugby? Fans have been spoilt with quarter-finals from the ages

Graham Simmons

Rupeni Caucaunibuca: 'I spent my money on people who didn’t have it. I gave it from my heart'

RugbyPass tracks down one of the game's enduring talents and tells his astonishing, mystical and heartwrenching tale

Jamie Lyall

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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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