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Patrick McKendry

Sam Whitelock the All Blacks' Goliath in Springboks clash

The All Blacks are about to enter the unknown - but they have a trump card.

Jonathan Bradley

Ireland's seeds of hope need to bear fruit

The upcoming season is pivotal if Andy Farrell’s team are to get over their World Cup quarter-final hex

Ben Smith

The intangible difference between the All Blacks and Wallabies

Analysis: The major difference between the All Blacks and Wallabies isn't skill - it's commitment.

Gregor Paul

The Ioane brothers are coming of age for the All Blacks

After some false starts, Akira and Rieko Ioane are now making all the right moves for the All Blacks.

Andrew Elliott

Dad's pride and joy

Ex-England captain Phil de Glanville is relishing watching his son Tom forge his own path at Bath

Nick Bishop

Have the All Blacks found their long-term loose trio?

Analysis: The current trio of All Blacks loosies complement one another's games.

Gavin Mortimer

The rise and fall of Toulon

The dynasty built by Mourad Boudjellal has crumbled since he opted out and it is a shadow of its former self

Graham Simmons

End of the road for Warren Gatland

The Lions head coach has been a huge figure in the fabled touring party’s history but it is time to look ahead for 2025

Will Owen

The keys to power at No10

A big boot, pristine pass or silky sidestep - what does a fly-half need to succeed?

Alex Shaw

Who will roar for the Lions in 2025?

The XV gazes into a crystal ball to predict which players can book their plane tickets to Australia in four years’ time

Ben Smith

A deeper look at the Springboks shows red flags

The Series winners showed resolve to narrowly best the Lions but improvements will be needed for The Rugby Championship

Gregor Paul

The game-defining war between All Blacks and Springboks

High-risk and low-risk rugby will go head to head when the Springboks and All Blacks clash in 2021.