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Tom Vinicombe

Cracking the code

History shows Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's high-profile move from league to union will not be an easy task.

Jonathan Bradley

Border crossing

The IRFU's willingness to transfer players between provinces offers a lifeline to some but pain to others.

Ben Kimber

Code breakers

Wallabies legend LoteTuqiri believes Vunivalu can follow in his footsteps

Owain Jones

Easing the burden

Tom Youngs has reached 200 appearances for Leicester and, at 34, feels as good as ever

Lynn McConnell

Turbulent times

Alex 'Grizz' Wyllie was an enforcer for the All Blacks during some of New Zealand rugby's most chaotic years.

Jamie Lyall

Building the dynasty

Brendan Venter helped spawn the careers of some of English rugby's sharpest coaches. This is his dynasty.

Michael Aylwin

The Times They Are-a-Changin'

Some 150 years since the RFU's inception, professional rugby finds itself amid a sea of icebergs, any one of which might bring it …

Martin Gillingham

The final journey

Why South Africa's 2019 World Cup victory resonated more deeply than the 1995 and 2007 triumphs.

Tom Vinicombe

Unburdened and unbowed

Liam Squire sets the record straight on the media storm that was his 2019 season.

Liam Messam

Fit to burst

Pre-season training can often be unpleasant, but it can also create lasting, and good, memories.

Jamie Lyall

From lost boy to libert

Kurtley Beale has charted a turbulent path from troubled wonderkid and rehab patient to joyous Racing 92 galactico.

Ross Harries

Proving his worth

James Botham is stepping out of the shadows of his grandfather's sporting legend