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Back in black: Jerome Kaino has returned to the All Blacks' starting team after a stint playing in Japan

Japan, Jerome Kaino and the fountain of youth

What’s going on in Japan? While players are heading over there for short stints, some cash and some rugby the Brave Blossoms are improving on the international stage. There are…

Leigh Halfpenny

Top 14 clubs cut down on foreign imports

Fewer foreign recruits are making their way to French clubs for the coming season – but is this a temporary trend or a long-term change in policy?

Wales

Wales v South Africa: Five things we’ve learnt

The best, worst, most pleasing, annoying defeat Wales’ performance against the Springboks, in isolation, was impressive. But in the context of the first test, it was miraculous. The performance must…

Try and stop me: Julian Savea scores the second try of his hat-trick in New Zealand's 17th win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Unstoppable New Zealand’s 36-13 win over England was their 17th consecutive Test triumph and equalled the record winning run for a top tier rugby nation. They are playing…

They're at it again: England have won the Junior World Championship for the second year in a row

JWC 2014: England retain title

They did it, just. England U20 won the Junior World Championships for the second year in a row after defeating South Africa 21-20. England and South Africa scored two tries…