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In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

Martin Johnson resigns

Martin Johnson resigns

Martin Johnson has stepped down as England Team Manager. After three-and-a-half years Johnson has decided not to seek a new contract. He said: “I’ve obviously thought long and hard about…

France faced up to the Haka, and also faced an automatic £2,500 fine

Dimitri Yachvili and his World Cup moments

I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final. We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed…

Despite his team coming second, Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year

Thierry Dusautoir named IRB Player of the Year

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena…

Tony Woodcock

World Cup Final – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park NEW ZEALAND’S wait is over. They are world champions once again and Richie McCaw is the first All Black to…

New Zealand team for the World Cup final

New Zealand team for the World Cup final

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France…

Three Kiwis shortlisted for Player of the Year

Three Kiwis shortlisted for Player of the Year

The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist of nominees for the IRB Player of the Year 2011 Award in association with Emirates Airline. The winner of the prestigious individual…

Craig Joubert to take charge of World Cup final

Craig Joubert to take charge of World Cup final

Craig Joubert will take charge of his first Rugby World Cup Final after the International Rugby Board (IRB) announced that the South African has been appointed to the New Zealand…