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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…

Smiling Sarries: Chris Ashton and Saracens did all the celebrating at Kingsholm

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Richard Parks, the former Wales flanker, is this week’s ultimate saint as he achieved the fastest ever solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Briton, and…

Kate Beckinsale

30 Minutes with… Tatafu Polota-Nau

The Waratahs and Wallaby hooker reveals his wacky side RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any phobias? TATAFU POLOTA-NAU: I used to be scared of swimming. When I was a kid I…

Deadly: Wilkinson in full-flow

RW Icons calendar: Why we made our choices

WHEN PUTTING your name to any definitive list, you open yourself up to, at best healthy debate, at worst widespread ridicule, so when RW came up with the Icons calendar…