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Jamie Lyall

Diego Ardao: Doctor, guitarist and Uruguay's Olympic talisman

Los Teros' captain is an eclectic character, now intent on making history in Paris.

Neil Squires

Slow-burner George Furbank catches light as England attempt to storm All Blacks stronghold

The Northampton Saints full-back has cut a dash from deep and added some much-needed width to England's attack

Brendan Fanning

Boks sail close to the wind as Irish resources face further test

Both coaches have issues to resolve as South Africa and Ireland prepare to clash again in Durban.

Jon Cardinelli

How can Rassie Erasmus evolve his deadly Bomb Squad?

The Springbok supremo is exploring ways to develop his power-laden bench further.

Gavin Mortimer

French South America tour beset by off-field issues to mirror political tumult at home

Melvyn's Jaminet's ill-advised social media posts and two players arrested for sexual assault have rocked France's summer tour

Nick Bishop

Why decision-making must stay with the referee on the field, not the person in a room

South Africa's win over Ireland was arguably decided by the shifting power dynamic between the officials.

Garry Doyle

Harry McNulty: 'I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t think about walking through Dublin Airport with an Olympic medal.'

The Ireland Sevens captain has led a life less ordinary as he's travelled the world and has his sights set on Olympics glory

Pat McCarry

Hitting joints and closing doors: How South Africa rumbled Ireland's lineout

Ireland's lineout issues in Pretoria had shades of the Springboks' hatchet-job in their RWC clash.

Nick Bishop

Will Noah Lolesio be spat out of the Wallabies' revolving fly-half door?

Can the 24-year-old nail down his spot as Joe Schmidt's go-to man at number 10?

Gregor Paul

England expose All Blacks' vulnerability and should strive to level Series

A relieved Scott Robertson came through the first Test and he knows his players need to step up to avoid a first Eden Park defeat …

Jamie Lyall

Rudi Brown: From cut and clubless in Scotland to the Top 14

A shining star at age-grade level, the youngster was tipped for big things before being cut. A move to France changed everything.

Brett McKay

Wallabies far from perfect but ‘stressful’ Schmidt era starts on winning note

Only a second win from 13 Tests in Sydney was a solid benchmark to kick-start the new coach's reign.