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Martin Gillingham

The civil strife that shadows the Lions tour

Looting and Covid have South Africa teetering on the brink but the country has been faced with catastrophe before

Gregor Paul

TJ Perenara the new guide for integrating returning All Blacks

TJ Perenara will follow a different path back into the All Blacks than Beauden Barrett and Brodie Retallick.

Garry Doyle

The unlikely lads pushing for a Lions Test start

Few people outside Ireland had heard of Tadhg Beirne or Jack Conan in 2017, now both players are in contention to start the first …

Will Owen

Which locks should start for the Lions Tests?

Warren Gatland has a wealth of riches in the second row and has a big decision to make for the first Test

Gregor Paul

Ian Foster's All Blacks vision taking slow steps forward

We don't yet have a full appreciation of what Ian Foster is trying to do as head coach of the All Blacks.

Ben Wylie

Cohesion key in Canterbury's ongoing success

Analysis: All signs point to Canterbury marching on in the Farah Palmer Cup.

Jamie Lyall

Eyes on the prize

A Test match in all but name, the clash with South Africa A has shown the Lions precisely what awaits.

Tom Vinicombe

The era of Ardie Savea has arrived

With Sam Cane set to spend plenty of time on the sidelines, Ardie Savea needs to make a statement.

Nick Bishop

Fiji's major France-honed advantage over the All Blacks

Analysis: The All Blacks were absolutely demolished at the breakdown in their first test with Fiji.

Tom Vinicombe

Japan's progress must not cost the Pacific nations

The Rugby Championship can't simply keep absorbing new teams when they reach tier-one status.

Jon Cardinelli

Thinking outside the Boks

As Covid-19 ravages the Springboks camp, who can the South Africans turn to as the Lions series looms?

Ben Smith

David Havili gives the All Blacks a new edge at 12

Analysis: The All Blacks relied on the full bag of tricks of their new second five in their win over Fiji.