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Owain Jones Owain has been writing and editing about rugby since 2004. He has edited matchday programmes for the WRU, publications for the British & Irish Lions and written for the Guinness Pro14. A regular voice on BBC Radio Wales, from 2011 to 2018, he was the editor of Rugby World Magazine. He has been writing for RugbyPass since 2019.

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Tigers continue to bare their teeth

Leicester Tigers continue to blaze a trail in the Premiership, while Munster and Cardiff scramble to prepare for Europe after Sout…

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Premiership heavyweights go toe-to-toe

Saracens come out on top in slugfest over Sale, the Samoans put on a sad show at Twickenham and the URC flies in to Covid chaos

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World XV of the Autumn Series

As a breathless 2021 draws to a close, RugbyPass selects its international team of the year.

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England quicken the pulse but Eddie Jones will not rest on his laurels

The rugby world had its best day since crowds returned as France won hearts, England showed elan and Ireland finally kicked off th…

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Rebuilding the fortress

England continue the Wallabies poor run at Twickenham, Courtney Lawes playing the best rugby of his life, Wales searching for big …

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Scotland the braves

The first full round of inter-Hemisphere tests since the 2019 World Cup kicked off with a bang.

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England v Tonga: Great expectations

Eddie Jones has rich words of praise for Tom Curry, Ellis Genge and Kyle Sinckler while the public clamour for Alex Dombrandt and …

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Bath looking to arrest worrying downturn in form

Bath head to Leicester Tigers is a state of disarray, Worcester finally get an all important win and Will Jordan announces himself…

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Depleted Wales feel the force of majestic All Blacks

The All Blacks ran in seven tries against a spirited, yet limited Wales side who were deprived of many of their star names, but th…

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Leicester Tigers show their muscle

Leicester Tigers underlined their notable renaissance, Worcester Warriors wilted under a Saints bombardment and Wales' omitted sta…

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Saracens stars show they aren't a spent force

The England squad has set tongues wagging, Saracens show they've lost nothing of their lustre and Leinster still rule all they sur…

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Pivac looking to keep a lid on Wales' great expectations

Wayne Pivac has selected an injury-hit 38-man squad to face New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia but planning for the 202…

OPINION
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Harlequins prepare to build a thrilling dynasty

Harlequins are playing rugby on a higher level right now, while Saracens have lost none of their mettle in defeating the Falcons. …

INTERVIEW
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Jack Kenningham: 'Obviously I have a dream of playing for England'

How boyhood Harlequins fan Jack Kenningham rose from obscurity to live his dream as a Premiership champion and England squad membe…

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Filling the void

As a player, Calum Clark was uncompromising and made mistakes but in his new role he aims to be a force for good

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A different ball game

Sportable plan to revolutionise data analysis of the game - and the sky’s the limit

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The star-spangled Banners

Popular Bath, Gloucester and England wing leaves the game with no regrets

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An Englishman abroad

When Geoff Parling left the UK for Japan in 2017, he had no idea he'd end up in Australia building a burgeoning reputation as a co…

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Lions crushed by a sense of regret

The Lions lost the Test Series by the narrowest of margins leaving them proud of their efforts but left hollow from what could hav…

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The final push for the Lions

Warren Gatland's belief must not waver as they seek to rock the Springboks and win the first Series since 1997 on South African so…

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Now or never for the Lions

Alun Wyn Jones will have to rally a bedraggled Lions squad for one final push after they were taught a lesson in Cape Town

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The race for Lions selection

Warren Gatland has never been afraid to take the tough calls in the pursuit of victory

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Why Gatland has rolled the dice

Eyebrows were raised when the Lions unveiled their squad for the first Test but every eventuality has been covered

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Don't give up the fight

At 33, Josh Turnbull had a Wales call-up after three years in the wilderness. It is just reward for hard graft

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Gatland's Lions attempt to climb their Everest

The Lions tour starts in Edinburgh today but their toughest opponent will surely be a pandemic that has brought the world to its k…

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Bear necessities

In the past Bristol were rudderless and lacking in confidence but with the right backing, brighter times lie ahead

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The unsung hero

Uncompromising on the field and a gentleman off it, Jake Ball leaves Wales having gained the respect of a nation

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On an upward curve

Ben Loader is one of a clutch of London Irish players tearing up the Premiership this season

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Crouching Tiger, hidden Lion?

Ellis Genge will be hoping for a late call to the Lions as several top-class stars play for a last-minute reprieve

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Taking the next step

Alex Dombrandt has hit every marker required to showcase his sumptuous talents at the highest level

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Let's talk about it

Warren Gatland set tongues wagging with his Lions squad announcement but there is method to his madness

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The problem position

Unlike previous tours, the No 9 spot is wide open so we spoke to Mike Phillips and Rory Lawson for their thoughts

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The prodigal son

Simon Zebo may have a happy-go-lucky nature but the returning Munster star doesn't shy away from the sport's biggest issue.

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The great entertainer

Tom O'Flaherty has been pulling up trees down in Devon and the wing is thriving in esteemed company

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The hard yards

The community game has faced an unprecedented year of hardship but now there is finally a chink of light

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Risky business

The announcement that the 2021 Lions tour will take place in South Africa has rugby fans hoping for the best

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The comeback kids

Wales have an ageing, unfancied team but they may yet have the last laugh on a gifted French side

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Life at the coalface

Andrew Sheridan was one of the game's strongest men and the giant England prop is still a mighty force

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Rugby chaos reigns

The Wales vs England game served up controversy and rancour while Ireland executed the Italian job with ease

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Under the radar

Wyn Jones has emerged from the shadows to be one of Wales' consistent performers in the Six Nations

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Off the ropes

Wales were written-off before the Six Nations but two edgy wins have seen self-belief returning

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The renaissance man

After a false start with England on their 2018 tour to South Africa, Jonny Hill is making up for lost time

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Six Nations preview: France

France have gone from pretenders to contenders in 12 months but can they back up the expectation of a nation?

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Six Nations preview: Wales

After a hugely successful period under Warren Gatland, Wales enter the 2021 Six Nations as underdogs

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Six Nations preview: England

Eddie Jones has asked England to entertain a nation, but is winning a Grand Slam paramount?

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Easing the burden

Tom Youngs has reached 200 appearances for Leicester and, at 34, feels as good as ever

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The odd couple

Mark Durden-Smith and David Flatman make a classic TV double act but what do they make of each other?

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Short circuit

Why Premiership Rugby's egregious circuit-break reeks of inflexibility, short-sightedness and politicking.

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Teenage kicks

Just 19, Ioan Lloyd has had a breakthrough year and 2021 promises to be even better

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Brave new world

World Rugby's Mark Egan talks about a year of upheaval and the future of the game

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Big Red

Wales prop Rhys Carré is set to continue his rugby education in the Autumn Nations Cup

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As Goode as it gets

The England full-back opens up on the toughest month of his career and life in Japan

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When forwards go rogue

It’s pretty easy...scrum, lineout, ruck. Yet some forwards have shown they can’t follow that simple brief

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Mentality monster

Maligned for a perceived lack of flair, Dan Biggar is proud to be dependable

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No Regrets

Mike Brown isn't everyone’s cup of tea, but the long-serving fullback makes no apologies

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