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Blue rinse: the wing scored eight tries for Scotland – two coming against Romania at RWC 2011

Journey through rugby – Simon Danielli

SCOTLAND WINGER Simon Danielli retired last month, a back injury forcing him to hang up his boots. He won 32 caps for his country and represented Bath, Bristol, Borders and…

Stuck in the box: Read's still out with a rib injury and will be part of the coaching staff

Crusaders without Read for Super semi

THE CRUSADERS team that beat the Bulls 28-13, in last weekend’s qualifier match will get another chance to prove they are finals quality this Friday. Only one change has been…

Luke Hamilton [HE]

Future Faces – Sam Hill and Luke Hamilton

IT WASN'T only in the Aviva Premiership that Exeter shone last season – their second XV, the Braves, went undefeated in the A League. One player to catch the eye…

Wales Rugby Union Dove Men Series

Wales Rugby Union Dove Men Series

There are just a handful of opportunities still available to see the current shining stars of the Rugby Union home nations teams, Wales, playing at venues in the UK between…

New home? Delve has re-signed with the Rebels for another year

Journey through rugby – Gareth Delve

IN 2010 Gareth Delve, who has won 11 caps for Wales, swapped Gloucester for Australia and the Melbourne Rebels. Here the back-rower talks birthdays, boarding school and bodybuilding… I had…

Chairman John Taylor (L) shares his thoughts on their new signing

John Taylor on Henson’s lifeline

THE LEICESTER back row will be dusting off their tuxedos in anticipation of giving Gavin Henson a dancing lesson at the Kassam Stadium, come September 2, writes Richard Grainger. For…

Is he right for the job?

John Kirwan returns home to coach the Blues

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Blues, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and Blues Franchise announced today. The 47-year-old has…

The Guns N' Roses fan on the lighter things in life

Chill-out chat with Chris Cusiter

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Glasgow squad? CHRIS CUSITER: Jon Welsh is one of the funniest people I know. He takes a lot of stick but his…

Getting into the swing of things: French prop Dimitri Szarzewski

Weightlifting can improve your performance

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING can help improve your performance on the pitch, writes former champion Giles Greenwood. Rugby players spend their time in the gym doing heavy strength exercises such as squats,…