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Pat McCarry

How Leinster should learn from Dan Carter after toughest Champions Cup 'lesson' of all

With no Johnny Sexton and no history of clutch drop-goal kickers on the field, Leinster have been left to rue a loss by the finest…

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Francisco Isaac

'I started to think, is all this worth it? Is it worth living?'

Mental health is a hugely important issue in modern-day society, and the sport of rugby is no different.

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Waratahs 'counter-culture' limits Wallaby options for Joe Schmidt

Darren Coleman's sacking is indicative of an unstable franchise which will concern the new Australia boss.

Analysis
Brendan Fanning

Toulouse must go the distance to slam door on Leinster's five-star tilt

Toulouse have the star quality to cause Leinster more Champions Cup stress if the final goes to the wire.

Analysis
Gregor Paul

New Zealand Rugby primed for new civil war with players

Domestic chaos could impact the All Blacks as the RPA threatens to form a new entity outside NZR's authority.

Analysis
Pat McCarry

Ross Byrne has the grandest stage to prove his doubters wrong

Stepping out of Johnny Sexton's shadow was never going to be easy but Leinster's out-half has a day of reckoning in London

Opinion
Neil Squires

Why Gloucester and England will miss Jonny May, the great entertainer

The popular speedster has made the most of his natural gifts and will hope to leave English rugby by lifting a cup with his belove…

Opinion
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'Stade Toulousain are not without their imperfections and vulnerabilities'

The aristocratic Top 14 side are stacked with superstars and will fancy their chances against a similarly star-studded Leinster si…

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Daniel Gallan

Vincent Koch: 'Never think you’re the big dog because they fall the hardest'

The decorated two-time World Cup winner could add more medals to his collection but has a humility that has been earned the hard w…

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Imogen Ainsworth

Ellie Kildunne: 'I want to inspire in every room that I walk into'

England star Ellie Kildunne talks self-expression, her Olympics dream and why she's smiling her way through life.

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Why Auckland blue is primed to take over from Canterbury red and black

The Blues have the makings of a champion Super Rugby side, underpinned by two awesome wingers.

Interview
Brett McKay

How Kevin Foote's Rebels are making history after 'slap in the face'

Against a backdrop of financial ruin and doubt, the Rebels coach has steered his troops to a maiden Super Rugby play-off.

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