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Will Owen A rugby fanatic by trade, and English Literature graduate by education, Will has been working as an analyst for the Squidge Rugby YouTube channel since 2019. He also co-hosts the Rugby World Cup Retrospective podcast, on which he loves to reminisce about aged Romanian tightheads. He finds himself playing and coaching amateur rugby, wishing he was Rassie Erasmus. Will also has a notebook with a photo of Tonga fly-half Latiume Fosita on it.

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Can they kick it? Yes they can

The very notion of a forward kicking the ball in open play used to provide mirth for fans but it's becoming increasingly commonpla…

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France v England Women: Grand Slam showdown

They seismic battle between France and England will go some way to giving a psychological edge ahead of this year's World Cup. The…

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There's no doubting Tomos

Tomos Williams, the Cardiff and Wales scrum-half showed against Saracens why he is the outstanding option going forward for Wayne …

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The quiet genius of Jaz Joyce

The Wales Women flyer brings X-Factor to Ioan Cunningham's squad and she has been integral to their stellar start to the Six Natio…

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Six Nations: Kyle Sinckler's evolving role with England

The Bristol and England tighthead has developed his game to suit Eddie Jones' gameplan since his debut in 2016 and he is now one o…

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Scotland bank on fortress Murrayfield to repel Grand Slam chasers France

All eyes will be on Murrayfield as Grand Slam hopefuls attempt to continue their winning run against a Scotland side desperate to …

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Six Nations players to watch - 2022

The venerable tournament will create new stars of the game over seven weeks and The XV has picked a clutch of players primed to ex…

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The renaissance of Ellis Jenkins 2.0

The Cardiff and Wales backrow has fought back from adversity to put himself squarely in the frame to captain Wales in this year's …

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Seven wonders of the world for 2022

The XV scours the globe and picks out some of the best young stars who will shine the brightest over the coming 12 months

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From Youngs pretender to the throne of England

The XV looks at how the Leicester scrum-half has evolved his game to rule the roost at No9 for more than a decade

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Wales will relish underdog status for Six Nations

Wales had a middling Autumn Campaign that left more questions than answers but there is enough to suggest they can be competitive …

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England v South Africa: Unstoppable force versus immovable object

The key battlegrounds are analysed for England’s titanic Twickenham clash against world champions South Africa

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Red Roses lead the way

England twice put the Black Ferns to the sword. This is how they became women's rugby standard-setters.

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Fresh faces will give England a new look

Eddie Jones has named a squad full of vim and vigour for the Autumn Series and there are names to excite every England fan

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Picking a 10 for Wales to take on the All Blacks

Shorn of Dan Biggar and Callum Sheedy, Wales will face New Zealand with some old and new faces vying for the No 10 shirt in Cardif…

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The evolution of counter-attacking

Is the counterattack as we knew it dead, or does elite rugby still have a place for hot-stepping David Duckham-esque bursts?

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Eight new signings to set United Rugby Championship ablaze

Who will light up the rebranded and recalibrated United Rugby Championship this season?

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Signs of good things to come

The XV picks out the ones to watch from the Premiership’s new faces

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Are the Boks boring?

Criticising South Africa’s style is in vogue but winning won’t ever go out of fashion

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Putting the new laws on trial

World Rugby have introduced three key changes but will they actually improve the game?

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The keys to power at No10

A big boot, pristine pass or silky sidestep - what does a fly-half need to succeed?

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Which locks should start for the Lions Tests?

Warren Gatland has a wealth of riches in the second row and has a big decision to make for the first Test

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Beard perfectly groomed for Lions

Here's why Adam Beard has been selected over James Ryan and Jonny Gray for the injured Alun Wyn Jones

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Finn Russell set to weave his Lions magic

Lions have to weigh up the risk and reward of starting Finn Russell in the Test series

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The perfect mix

Poppy Cleall manages to combine strength and skill to set the standard at No8

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Changing lanes

Anthony Watson is a world-class winger, but should Warren Gatland deploy his unique skills at full-back?

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Gaining an edge

Tadhg Beirne can help the Lions combat the Springboks' brilliant back-row Pieter-Steph du Toit

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The back-row conundrum

With Warren Gatland spoiled for Lions back-row options, who should he pick to face the mighty Springboks?

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The defensive Lion

Chris Harris seldom features in Lions fantasy XVs. This is why the Scotland centre has a compelling case for inclusion

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Centre stage

From hulking winger to shrewd centre - the stats and details behind George North's compelling transformation.

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