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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

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

Jamie Lyall

Mosese Tuipulotu: 'I'm not just Sione's little brother - I'll prove I can play'

As he prepares to follow his big brother to Scotland, the burgeoning Waratah is desperate to forge his own path.

Gavin Mortimer

Damian Penaud; France's free spirit who refuses to be tamed

The enigmatic France and Bordeaux wing is uncoachable and untouchable, which is why rugby should treasure him

Nick Bishop

How the line between forwards and backs is becoming a blur

Wallaby back-row Fraser McReight is the prototype of a player who can feature in or behind the scrum.

Gregor Paul

Why Sam Cane's path to retirement is perfect for him and the All Blacks

The brave, dependable New Zealand backrow will slip away from the Test arena at the end of the year after a stellar career

Jamie Lyall

Henco Venter: 'We are going to war every week; it's not a place for soft men'

The Glasgow flanker talks political podcasts, farming life and the Warriors' shot at glory.