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Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts picks his Top 5 centres

Since making his debut as a wing in 2008, Jamie Roberts has gone on to play in 63 Tests for Wales and tour with the Lions on two occasions. In…

Australia

Five of rugby’s biggest borefests

So much for Aussie innovation and French flair. Last weekend’s second Test in Melbourne was one of the biggest borefests in modern memory. A scoreless first half followed by a…

Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the pitch in Auckland

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Captain Fantastic England skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds.…

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton: Rugby’s best opensides

Best for game intelligence -  Martyn Williams (Wales) “Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the…

Have a word: Ref Matthew Carley has a word with Bath players during their 19-19 draw with Northampton

Rugby fans’ double standards

The past week has subtly demonstrated a worrying rugby trend. To put it bluntly, two unconnected pieces of news exposed the horrible sense of self-entitled hypocrisy we must all guard…

Putting the boot in: Mike Blair dispatches a box kick for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership

Mike Blair picks his top five No 9′s

He’s Scotland’s most capped scrum-half, has played at three World Cups and is a British and Irish Lion. Throw in domestic stints in Scotland, France and England and you’d expect Newcastle…