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Mike Phillips makes a darting run against England at the weekend

Mike Phillips previews Scotland v Wales

Mike Phillips has urged the Wales team to believe in themselves ‘even if nobody else does’. Phillips admitted to being devastated by the 26-19 defeat by England in Cardiff on Friday…

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Ronan O’Gara – Munster and Ireland

It’s 8.30 in the evening, and Ronan O’Gara can finally put his feet up, writes Bea Asprey. These days, after a hard training session, it’s straight home to help look…

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Nick Mallett – Why Italy fans are the best

Big crowds turned out last November to see Italy’s autumn Internationals. Passionate people who never fail to cheer us on. I want to start by saying this because I think…

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Hotshots – Alex Glashan (Edinburgh)

Alex Glashan announced himself to the rugby world with a Man of the Match performance in March 2009 as his Edinburgh Academy side beat George Watson’s College in the final…

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Hotshots – Dominic Barrow (Leeds Carnegie)

Lock Dominic Barrow has already made his first-team debut for Leeds Carnegie, despite being just 17 years old. He started in the LV= Cup game away to the Scarlets alongside…