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European Champions Cup: five epic clashes

ROUNDS THREE and four of Europe’s elite club competition sees teams play the same opponents in successive weeks – so it’s a chance to either turn the tables or hammer…

Spirits in the night: Grenoble celebrate defeating Toulouse away from home, 25-22

The Top 14 and the death of l’esprit de clocher

There’s a revolution underway in French rugby, one that is having ramifications for the home nations. We’ve already seen evidence of it in October when Toulon, Toulouse and Racing Metro…

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…

Exeter Chiefs

The rise of Exeter Chiefs

AS CHRISTMAS rushes towards us, what are the standout stories in this season’s Aviva Premiership? No one expected London Welsh to be so utterly out of their depth, and those…

Oxford University

Varsity Match: A special occasion

By Alastair Hignell What’s the Varsity Match about? Not so long ago, the question didn’t need to be asked, or answered. The annual encounter between Oxford and Cambridge was a…

Free and clear: Tim Visser has an unobstructed path up the winfg during Scotland's 37-12 win over Tonga

Scotland v Tonga: Talking points

Things are encouraging At last there is hope! A youthful and talented team picked on form, that is playing with attacking intent and that is given quick ball to work…