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Tom Vinicombe

Springboks finally take first steps towards rebuild

With so many tough games to kick off the year, only now are the Springboks giving chances to young players.

Jonathan Bradley

Return of Zebo can add some magic to Ireland's backline

Simon Zebo left for Paris under a cloud but he's been welcomed back to the Ireland camp with open arms. Can he pick up where he le…

Gregor Paul

Difference maker in Wales v All Blacks not player availability

All test matches are money-spinners, and those criticising the All Blacks' win over Wales have missed the point.

Ben Smith

Wales' strategy that proved fatal against the All Blacks

Wales finished with a dominant tackle percentage of just two percent in the game, as well as 28 missed attempts as their defence s…

Will Genia

England the cherry that would make the Wallabies' year

Every game on the Wallabies European tour will prove challenging but there's one that will cause the most angst and anticipation.

Jamie Lyall   Owain Jones

Bath looking to arrest worrying downturn in form

Bath head to Leicester Tigers is a state of disarray, Worcester finally get an all important win and Will Jordan announces himself…

Tom Vinicombe

Abundant All Blacks versatility might open the door for Quinn Tupaea

The All Blacks showed off their backline's unique versatility against Wales.

Owain Jones

Depleted Wales feel the force of majestic All Blacks

The All Blacks ran in seven tries against a spirited, yet limited Wales side who were deprived of many of their star names, but th…

Alex Bywater

Cow boy Thomas is milking every moment

Bristol flanker Dan Thomas has excelled at Ashton Gate and knows the side have to repay Pat Lam after a loss of form.

Ben Wylie

Sevens connection could foster Black Ferns selection

The Black Ferns must quickly build combinations ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

Tom Vinicombe

Last chance saloon arrives for All Blacks loose forwards

With the axe hanging ominously over the All Blacks loose forwards, the next month will prove crucial.

Gregor Paul

All Blacks exactly where they need to be as key cavalry arrives

The All Blacks were out-muscled by the Springboks - but they were also stripped of some key figures.