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Lions fixtures for 2017 New Zealand tour

The Lions have announced their 10-match fixture list for 2017 tour. Unlike 2013, where they stopped off in Hong Kong for a sponsor-led fixture against the Barbarians, there will be…

Sonny Bill Williams

Five things we learned about rugby – June

Sonny Bill Williams needs to stop switching. June saw speculation that Sonny Bill Williams will once again make another career change. The ‘Mr Ben’ (gratuitous Eighties reference) of Southern Hemisphere…

Jamie Roberts

Aviva Premiership transfers: Comings and goings

To compare the transfer business of the Premiership to the recruitment drives of the Top 14 would be to liken sherbet lemon to gold-leafed canapés. The galaxy of stars in…

Tunnel vision: Richie McCaw runs out for his 100th cap as captain

The cult of the captain

There are those in rugby who believe the role of captain is a ceremonial post. There are those who believe the word demands a capital ‘C’. Some believe the loss…