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Owain Jones

Freddie Steward: 'I wouldn’t say I've had it easy'

The England full-back has competition in the form of George Furbank but will relish the competition for the No 15 shirt

Nick Bishop

How England can shatter the All Blacks' Eden Park streak

Three decades have passed since a European team won at the Auckland stronghold, but England are good enough to make it happen.

Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'You could fill a shrink’s notepad with all sorts of theories as to why Eddie Jones is as he is.'

England have booked a date in Tokyo with their irrepressible former coach in Japan and fireworks are guaranteed

Jamie Lyall

Hamish Bain: 'After my first ball-carry, I felt a finger in my eye... what?!'

Scotsman Hamish Bain has charted a nomadic existence featuring two league titles and skulduggery in France.

Jon Cardinelli

How the Springboks may deploy young guns in mid-year Tests

Rassie Erasmus has fitness concerns over key players but a wealth of options to blood against Wales and Ireland

Jamie Lyall

Why Sebastian Cancelliere has fallen for Glasgow

The Argentine left home in difficult circumstances but has flourished in the wet Scottish city.

Daniel Gallan

'Fit players, elite players, struggle. You can see it in their eyes. They don’t know what’s hit them.'

Leinster are stacked with Irish superstars and the URC semi-final is a delicious hors d'oevre ahead of the titanic Springbok Test …

Brendan Fanning

Leinster 'sitting on a sharp stick' for running of the Bulls

It's uplifting for the URC that Ireland's most successful province are under pressure to deliver in Pretoria.

Neil Squires

Borthwick's Babes primed to take New Zealand by storm

With Test centurions Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes absent, there is a youthful feel to England's touring party

Jamie Lyall

'Enmity and history as Munster and Glasgow collide with URC final spot at stake'

In the age of contrived hype, this Celtic feud is a brilliant and important element of the URC.

Brett McKay

Noah Lolesio: 'I've experienced all the ups and downs of international footy'

The fly-half is relaxed about the prospect of a Wallabies recall as he aims to steer Brumbies to the SRP final.

Pat McCarry

Leinster have made their big call, but something still needs to change

The battle to replace Johnny Sexton at No 10 has intensified but can Leo Cullen's province really sustain five out-halves?