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OPINION
Gregor Paul

Is New Zealand in danger of giving trade secrets to main rivals?

The continual loss of Kiwi coaching expertise to competitors could come back to bite the All Blacks

EXCLUSIVE
Francisco Isaac

Can Romania awake from deep and disheartening slumber?

The Oaks have fallen a long way from the glory days of the 1980s, and face an uncertain future.

OPINION
Graham Simmons

The White Hole of Calcutta

Scotland, inspired by Duhan van der Merwe, are becoming a serious problem for England, after another tub-thumping victory

OPINION
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'England fans are entitled to be grumpy and weary'

Steve Borthwick's men fumbled the ball, tried to play too much rugby and were ultimately undone by Duhan van der Merwe's brillianc…

EXCLUSIVE
Daniel Gallan

Are Scotland soft?

The most talented Scottish team in decades continues to flop when the chips are down

OPINION
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'England can’t go down without having a craic. That’s a positive development, a ballsy selection decision'

Steve Borthwick has shed his conservative image by dropping the dependable Freddie Steward for the creative George Furbank

OPINION
Pat McCarry

Old habits die hard but Farrell's Ireland must embrace favourites' tag

Ireland habitually traded on an underdog status but have 'leaned into' a new identity under Andy Farrell

INTERVIEW
David Ferguson

The 'Class of 99' reunite to dream of a Scotland renaissance

Gregor Townsend and Gary Armstrong reminisce over spearheading an unlikely Five Nations championship win

INTERVIEW
Mark Orders

No doubting Tommy

Tommy Reffell has been Wales' standout player in this year's Six Nations but for those who know it, it comes as no surprise

INTERVIEW
Tom Bradshaw

Levelling the playing field for state-school youngsters

How a social enterprise is helping 'change the narrative' for state-educated rugby players.

ANALYSIS
Brett McKay

Three seasons in and Super Rugby Pacific is still trying to find its feet

With uncertainty swirling around the future of some franchises, the onus is on consolidating the tournament and winning new fans

ANALYSIS
Graham Simmons

The Bluffer's Guide to the Six Nations

If you've spotted rugby on Netflix and fancy blending in with the fanatics, this rundown is for you...probably

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