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Opinion
Gregor Paul

How the All Blacks squad Razor built will fare against England

Feverish excitement preceded the announcement of the first All Blacks squad under the new coach but continuity was the order of th…

Interview
Francisco Isaac

Can a new video game inspire a generation like Jonah Lomu Rugby?

Could Rugby 24 have a similar impact to the celebrated game featuring the All Blacks icon?

Analysis
Nick Bishop

Is Ireland versus South Africa a battle for the title of ‘world champions’?

Andy Farrell's men travel to South Africa in a less bullish mood than a matter of months ago due to some high-profile losses

Analysis
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'Marcus Smith did what he simply had to do and that is declare himself as starting test fly-half'

The Brave Blossoms were spirited opponents but there will be a step up in class when England travel to New Zealand

Opinion
Gregor Paul

Buoyant England travel to New Zealand full of hope but are they walking into an All Blacks ambush?

There is some hope England can pull off their first victory on New Zealand soil since 2003, but the canny All Blacks lie in wait

Exclusive
Owain Jones

Gareth Thomas: 'I’ve always thought I was a bit like Dan Carter.'

The ball-playing Ospreys loosehead is finding his voice as a leader he prepares to take on the fearsome Springboks pack

Analysis
Oliver Trenchard

Eddie Jones turns to university talent in second coming as Japan coach

Eddie Jones is banking on a new Brave Blossoms generation who have come through the Japanese education system.

Opinion
Mark Orders

Gatland braces himself for a summer of short term pain for long term gain

With a raft of injuries and unavailable players Wales are depleted against South Africa and will travel to Australia in hope rathe…

Opinion
Brett McKay

Brumbies the best team in Australia but still nothing to show for it

ACT are in familiar territory after coming up short in a Super Rugby semi-final for a third straight year.

Opinion
Gavin Mortimer

How Jack Nowell came good at La Rochelle

The former England wing had a tough start in French rugby but is now a game away from a Top 14 final.

Opinion
Pat McCarry

Resilient Irish will test Springboks despite provincial setbacks

South Africa may feel they have Ireland figured out, but would do well to recall an important recent lesson.

Interview
David Ferguson

‘GB men can be medal contenders in Paris – if they get there’

The head of GB's sevens programme is optimistic the men will clinch the final Olympics qualifying spot this weekend.

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