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Darren Cave

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face…

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…

Stephen Ferris

Ireland trio pay tribute to Stephen Ferris

THOUGH Stephen Ferris’s retirement felt like it was inevitable, due to the length of time he’d been kept on the sidelines by injuries in recent years, it was still a…

Jonathan Davies

Wales: Five things we’ve learnt – May

Probables v Possibles was a success. Many may question the on-field benefits of the Probables v Possibles fixture – however the off-field benefits were undoubted. The fixture was a sell-out…

Nick Scott

Championship Blog 1st Leg: London Welsh v Bristol

London Welsh take a 19-point lead to a sold out Memorial Stadium next Wednesday following a master-class of precision rugby in atrocious conditions at the Kassam on Wednesday night. Bristol…

England v New Zealand

Five reasons England can win in Auckland

England face a huge challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday – but there are a few reasons to be cheerful ahead of the first Test in Auckland…

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Bet you never saw this: The 2014 Finals

Enjoy looking at this gallery of great photos from this weekend's three finals – Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12 and the French Top 14