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Foreign legion: Aussie James O'Connor and Chris Masoe run at Ireland's Johnny Sexton

Top 14: Is there a blueprint for success?

Last season’s Top 14 was fiercely contested with just a 16-point gap separating top side Toulon and Brive in ninth place. As a comparison, the difference between first and ninth place was 43…

The bringer of peace? WRU Chief Exec Roger Lewis speaks about peace outside the Millennium Stadium

Wales rugby: Five things we learned in August

Welsh rugby gets its house in order The Welsh language was removed from the list of endangered languages in July. Until August, it looked as though Welsh rugby may have…

Nick Tompkins

Aviva Premiership: Five young Englishmen to watch

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…

The War of the Daffodils os over: Now it's time to focus on the business of rugby in Wales

Wales: WRU and RRW are finally in agreement!

The War of the Daffodils was brought to an end with the signing of the Rugby Services Agreement (RSA). The new agreement brings to an end a highly damaging period…

Sign on the dotted line: Sam Warburton will be free to play rugby again after a peace deal was signed

Wales peace deal signed

Such has been the acrimony in between the WRU and RRW (Regional Rugby Wales) that there was no joint press conference for the cameras as both sides went their separate…

Calling it quits: Wallaby Pat McCabe has called time on his career after a third fractured neck

Aaron Cruden on Pat McCabe’s injury

Test rugby: blink and you can miss a major moment. Sometimes, in the direst of circumstances you can miss a career. On Saturday, as the Wallabies were choking on the…

Mystery man: Bordeaux's French prop Jefferson Poirot on the gallop against Racing

Top 14: Five French kids to watch

With two rounds gone of the Top 14, Toulon and Toulouse are setting the pace at the top of the table with teams containing a lot of familiar faces. But…

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Rugby conversion in the snow

All in the name of fun, and a viral video – watch a rugby conversion with a difference. Here an adrenalin junkie, or madman, depending on your view, has been…