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Should Stuart Lancaster pick Steffon Armitage?

Roger Uttley believes Stuart Lancaster is gambling by not selecting Steffon Armitage and will have to think again should England come a cropper in the QBE autumn series. “Is Stuart…

Richie McCaw plays ice hockey

Richie McCaw plays ice hockey

The All Blacks have been taking in the sights ahead of their eagerly anticipated first fixture on US soil at Soldier Field, the home ground of the Chicago Bears, where…

George Kruis on the England camp

George Kruis on the England camp

Having been brought into the England squad for the autumn Internationals on the back of fine form with Saracens in the Aviva Premiership and the European Rugby Championship, George Kruis…

Magic man: Rene Ranger making things happen for Montpellier against Castres in the Top 14

Rene Ranger on life in France

On first introduction, Rene Ranger seems so laid-back you would be forgiven for checking his pulse. However, when the versatile, attacking back is asked about his cult hero status back…

The best form of defence: Joe Worsley celebrates scoring a try against Italy

Joe Worsley on Bordeaux’s flying start

The Top 14 is having a breather until the end of October as European competition holds sway, allowing clubs a chance to assess their performances a third of the way…