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Analysis
Sam Larner

What assistant coaches actually do, and why Parling and Bleyendaal will succeed

The giant Englishman could drive Australia's lineouts to new heights, as could the former Munsterman with Leinster's attack.

Opinion
Brett McKay

The case for keeping the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby Pacific

The future of the Victoria-based franchise have dominated the headlines in Australia but does winding them up make sense?

Interview
Neil Squires

Alex Mitchell: Saints 'are in a very good place at the moment'

Northampton have mirrored the England scrum-half's own rise and will travel with confidence to face Leinster in Dublin.

Interview
Daniel Gallan

Tyrone Green: 'I want my team-mates to expect me to do something special'

The hot-stepping Harlequins full-back could play for England next year if his native South Africa don't want him.

Opinion
Mick Cleary

Mick Cleary: 'What England desperately need is a feeling of everyone pulling in the same direction'

The club versus country debate has been rumbling on for eons but there are tentative signs progress is inbound, at last

Exclusive
Jamie Lyall

Ox Nche: 'The best feeling is squeezing a tighthead so hard he passes out'

The Springbok's mastery of the dark arts propelled his team to World Cup glory and could spur the Sharks into uncharted European w…

Analysis
Gavin Mortimer

Toulouse back in the pink on and off the field

After hitting rock-bottom in 2017, Europe's most successful club have rediscovered their élan.

Opinion
Gregor Paul

Hiring Rob Penney may be the Crusaders' first major mistake in 30 years

The coach's resume had red flags, yet the franchise seemed set on appointing a man with Cantabrian connections at any price.

Interview
Jon Cardinelli

Kwagga Smith: 'My work-rate rather than my size will define me'

Raised on a farm, Kwagga Smith's attributes and impact regularly see him top South Africa's 'battle-stats' in big matches.

Interview
Neil Squires

Rugby’s forever man Mike Brown: 'I'm a driven individual'

Mike Brown may be considered past his sell-by date but he remains a Premiership force at 38.

Exclusive
Jamie Lyall

Waisea Nayacalevu: 'Fiji can win the Rugby World Cup'

The Sale-bound Fijian captain recounts his cherished village upbringing and searing rise to international history-maker.

Opinion
Brett McKay

Disciplinary verdicts as puzzling as ever – even when consistent to a fault

Arguments of inconsistency in SANZAAR's judicial process are mostly superficial, but it is still prone to some puzzling verdicts.

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