Alan Dymock

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Alan joined Rugby World as a Features Writer in November 2013. A prop in his playing days back in Scotland, he is fond of any story based around tours and trips abroad. The exotic face of Rugby World.

Fist pumping: Sean Cronin celebrates Ireland's Six Nations triumph

Who’s going to win the Six Nations?

It’s the question several outlets will be asking: Who’s going to win the Six Nations? Many believe it is as wide open a tournament as you could get in World…

Keep rugby clean: Players sport anti-doping t-shirts at the 2014 JWC

Doping in rugby

IN MAY 2013, during a Scottish training camp in the lead-up to the Junior World Cup, Melrose fly-half Sam Chalmers was pulled in for a random drugs test – his…

Rugby World fitness: lift like Tendai Mtawarira

Rugby World fitness: lift like Tendai Mtawarira

Throwing other forwards above his head like sacks of fresh air is a specialty for South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira, ‘The Beast’. Hours of meaningful gym work have made it…

Conor Murray salutes the Irish fans

Autumn Internationals: Week three report

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 37-12 Tonga A change of tactics at half-time allowed Scotland to take total control at Rugby Park and stretch away from 14-12 up to beat the…