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Two left feet: Gavin Duffy (centre) is not gifted in the dancing department

Chill-out chat with Gavin Duffy

The Connacht full-back has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: First up, Gavin, do you have any nicknames? GAVIN DUFFY: Just boring ones like Gavlar. At Harlequins, Mel…

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We turn guinea pig for Gatorade

WANT TO turn from out-of-shape losers to super-fit conquerors? Members from our Save Your Season competition-winning team will be whisked up to Loughborough to be tested by the experts from…

Too much too soon: Over-exposure may lead to another young star burining out

Why the hype over France’s Gael Fickou

LET'S NOT get carried away. Gael Fickou had a good game for Toulouse in their win over Leicester on Sunday, but was the 18-year-old’s try-scoring performance really that special? Sure,…

Top trumps: Castres' Rory Kockott is the top

Can the French clubs rule in Europe?

WITH THE 2012-13 Heineken Cup starting on Friday how healthy are the French clubs ahead of the opening round? Runaway Top 14 leaders Toulon play Montpellier on Sunday evening but…

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The Championship Blog – Week 6 round-up

NOTTINGHAM TRADED places with Plymouth and moved into third in the Championship by virtue of a 48-16 win over Jersey, at Meadow Lane on Friday. The Green and Whites were…

Byrne against Namibia at the 2011 RWC

Byrne’s gunning for Heineken glory

IT IS a year since Lee Byrne won the last of his 46 caps for Wales, but the 32-year-old full-back hasn’t given up hope of hitting his half century this…

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 5 round-up

NEWCASTLE FALCONS stay top of the class by virtue of giving Leeds a lesson in finishing at Kingston Park on Friday night, writes Richard Grainger. This match-up was tipped as…

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Rugby World – November 2012 edition contents

[imagebrowser id=30] THE HEINEKEN Cup takes centre stage in the November issue of Rugby World, with a pool-by-pool analysis on the game’s foremost club competition. Jamie Heaslip tells us Leinster…