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Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'There is no such thing as a run-of-the-mill, tepid, easy-as-it-goes East Midlands Derby'

For all the talk of exotic World Club Championships, it is affairs closer to home that stir the blood with the East Midlands derby…

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Owain Jones

Taine Plumtree: 'I couldn't blame them for saying 'Who the hell is this guy?'

The back-row had a rollercoaster start to life in Welsh rugby but is raring to prove his worth on his return from injury.

Analysis
Gavin Mortimer

France and All Blacks in tug of war over latest star from New Caledonia

Patrick Tuifua is being courted by France's Top 14 giants but is also eligible for New Zealand.

Opinion
Neil Squires

'If the South Africans are in, they need to be all in'

What is the point in having South African teams in the Champions Cup if they demean it when it comes to the showpiece games?

Opinion
Brett McKay

How are Australian sides faring in Super Rugby Pacific?

Who's trending up? Who's performing as expected? And who still has work to do?

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Swashbuckling Hurricanes and Harlequins show scrum still matters

Two traditionally free-wheeling attacking sides have built huge victories on their set-piece excellence.

Analysis
Francisco Isaac

The ProD2: Rugby's land of opportunity

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

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Why the Rebels will not go gently into that good night

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

Interview
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.

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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.

Opinion
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…

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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.

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