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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…

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…

Christian Wade

Christian Wade’s fastest men in rugby

  It’s a question posed in every clubhouse, watering hole or playing field in the land. Who are the fastest men in world rugby? The players who leave others clasping…

Super Rugby Rd 4 - Crusaders v Stormers

Comeback kids: Burger, Kaino and Ferris

We are spoiled for young back-row talent across the world right now. Billy Vunipola was phenomenal in the early part of the Six Nations. Australian Michael Hooper has terrorised breakdowns…

Take cover! Players and officials at the Dragons v Saints match head for the changing rooms as the storm hits

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Green machine The O2 Ireland Wolfhounds proved that excellent defence is just as valuable as exciting attacking play as they defeated England Saxons 14-8 on…

Success story: Henry and Smith celebrate their RWC win

Life after rugby for Richie McCaw

IN THE February edition of Rugby World, All Blacks legend Richie McCaw told us how much he's enjoying coaching kids when he's not training, as part of his involvement with…

Guess the result?: Jonathan Davies is delighted

2013: RW’s End of Year awards

GOOD OLD Sonny Bill. Not content with winning a Rugby World Cup in Union and League, he’s now decided he wants to top that by winning a second Union World…