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Jubilant Japan: Tokyo rejoices as Japan beat Wales for the first time

Summer tours: The summary

THE SUMMER tour schedule is over, with the exception of the Lions. All the Six Nations sides are done and now the players can look forward to a relaxing five…

Pack pals: Court at Lions training with Ian Evans and Richie Gray

Lions 2013 Player Profile: Tom Court

COURT has been a regular in the Ireland squad since February 2009 and has accumulated 32 caps, but only eight Tests starts. The Australia-born prop converted from shot-putting to rugby…

Creative force: Christian Wade set up several attacks

Summer tours: Four who caught the eye

MEDIA BLACKOUT on the tours of North America, South America, Japan and South Africa from the home nations could have been an unfortunate by-product of the Lions stint Down Under.…

Wrecking-ball: Tuilagi is hugely powerful

Lions 2013: Rugby World’s Lions squad

AFTER FOUR years, the waiting is finally over. In less than 24 hours, the names of 37, or 38 players will be read out to a media scrum in South-West…

Gain line breaker: A veteran of the 2009 Tour, Jamie Roberts is the a heavy duty attacking weapon

Lions 2013 squad options: Centres

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Rising stock: Dan Biggar is in the running

Lions 2013 squad options: The No 10s

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Fitting finale: Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a rousing send-off by picking up their second Six Nations in five years

Six Nations Fixtures 2015

NEXT SEASON’S RBS Six Nations kicks off on Friday, 6th February, with Wales taking on England at the Millennium Stadium in a pre-World Cup warm-up. So here you go, dates…

Outside bet: Would Gatland be willing to bring in Sheridan?

Lions 2013 squad options: The Props

IN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

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Rugby World TV: Post 6 Nations Lions XV

WITH THE RBS 6 Nations now consigned to history, there is just over a month to go until the announcement of the Lions squad meaning in pubs up and down the…