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Jamie Lyall

Culture vulture

Townsend channels Fergie and Pep to get a team-first ethos with Scotland

Sam Roberts

It's a knockout

Two heavyweights are ready to trade blows in a punchy Gallagher Premiership final

Patrick McKendry

Bouncing back

Sam Cane's reign began with a draw, but the new All Blacks captain won the respect of his nation.

Sam Peters

The heat is on

Premiership Rugby has endured an annus horribilis and changes to their governance must be afoot

Gregor Paul

Powered by pain

Losing to England means the All Blacks start a new era with a pain that will fuel them for years.

Ross Harries

Taking a stand

Ashton Hewitt has found his voice and is determined to call out racist bigots

Jake White

The Doc's wisdom

World Cup-winning coach believes a broken game can be fixed with a return to old school values

Patrick McKendry

Breaking the age barrier

Ian Foster begins his All Blacks coaching era with a luxury not afforded to his predecessor.

Gavin Cummiskey

Scratching the surface

Why the schools system in Leinster is both a blessing and a curse to Irish rugby

Liam Messam

Right man for the job

Sam Cane has long been destined to be All Blacks captain.

Michael Aylwin

A case of misplaced nostalgia

Is the unpalatable truth that rugby in days of yore was boorish and bedraggled?

Wayne Buck Shelford

The lost art

The homogenisation of loose forwards is killing a whole generation of would-be No 8s.