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Francisco Isaac

The ProD2: Rugby's land of opportunity

The French second tier provides a vital platform for emerging nations talent to flourish.

Nick Bishop

Why the Rebels will not go gently into that good night

The Melbourne franchise are responding emphatically to another Australian rugby crisis.

Daniel Gallan

Ethan Waller: 'I’d rather bow out with more in the tank than claw onto a career'.

The Northampton prop says he's still in excellent shape but wants to retire now to prioritise his family.

Jamie Lyall

Matt Currie: 'Edinburgh haven't lost our ambition or flair, it just hasn't clicked'

The hotshot centre talks farm life, a South American odyssey, and another big trip to Durban.

Gregor Paul

Raw talent McKenzie primed to become next All Blacks No.10

Damian McKenzie is in pole position to become the All Blacks' new playmaker if he can polish up his game-management and decision-m…

Jamie Lyall

Jacob Umaga: 'I would absolutely love to play for Samoa'

Three years from his only England cap, the former Wasps fly-half longs to represent the country of his father.

Jamie Lyall

'My mum never let us see her cry' - The Tshituka brothers' story of the sword and shield

Vince and Manu Tshituka's origin tale is one of war, love and triumph against the odds.

Neil Squires

'Star power of individual players can grow overall size of rugby's pie'

It is typical of rugby union, the ultimate team game, that Marcus Smith's individual brilliance is mistrusted in certain quarters

Pat McCarry

Ronan O’Gara’s latest Leinster mind game may be his best yet

The charismatic Munsterman has the Dubliners in his sights and the mind games have begun

Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'Warren Gatland didn’t bother asking Feyi-Waboso who he fancied playing for. Baxter left nothing to chance.'

The Chiefs have nothing to lose when heading to Toulouse and have a puncher's chance of causing an upset

Nick Bishop

Jacques Nienaber's quest for a fifth Leinster star burns brightly

Leinster's champion coach and his charges must conquer their white whale, La Rochelle, to reach the Champions Cup semi-finals.

Brett McKay

Brumbies must nail new defensive system to take next step

Five straight wins have propelled ACT into contention but key areas of their game need work if they are to progress to a SRP final…