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Likely lad: Gareth Anscombe has already caught the eye for Cardiff Blues

PRO12 play analysis: Gareth Anscombe, Cardiff Blues

Northern hemisphere rugby has long cowered in an inferiority complex with regard to New Zealand. That is largely understandable – the all-conquering All Blacks have cast more of a solar eclipse…

Dan Carter

Five things we learned – December

Dan Carter deserves to be the first £1 Million player When Dan Carter signed for Racing Metro he became the first £1million player in the history of rugby. Many will…

Tongan Thor: Taniela Tupou, here on the charge for Scared Heart College, has been snapped up by the Queensland Reds

Rugby World’s players to watch in 2015

Following much hyperbole and no little excitement, the World Cup year is finally upon us. Over the next 12 months, a galaxy of stars will be born as rugby asserts…

Jason Tovey

Blues-Dragons derby a shadow of yesteryear

Close your eyes at Cardiff Arms Park on Boxing Day and you might just imagine you’ve stepped back in time. A bumper crowd is expected for the Blues-Dragons Guinness Pro12…

James Haskell

End of an era as Wasps up sticks

With impeccable timing, Wasps will unwrap a big, shiny Christmas present to their fans this Sunday – the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Like Santa Claus himself, they’ve been handing out…

Adam Jones

Adam Jones’ drop-goal masterclass

Everyone’s favourite tight-head Adam Jones caused much mirth last month with his unexpected attempt at a drop-goal against Munster, that dropped just short of the posts – although, we should…

Robin Copeland

Robin Copeland’s video comedy capers

Robin Copeland was a big favourite with the players and fans at the Arms Park while he was with the Cardiff Blues and when he went back home to Munster…

Silence of the Lambie: Yet another carry for England captain Chris Robshaw

Rugby statistics: Tracking England player burn-out

With a World Cup approaching, expect much talk of growing the game and new commercial opportunities. Potential showpiece events such as the winners of Super Rugby and the European Champions…