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Alex Cuthbert

Wales v EP Kings: Five things we learned

A training ground win Wales beat the EP Kings by a convincing 34-12. It was exactly the result and performance that the coaching staff would have hoped for. Despite some…

Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the pitch in Auckland

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Captain Fantastic England skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds.…

Argentina v Ireland

Argentina 17-29 Ireland: The Verdict

Ireland won in Argentina for the first time Ireland made eight changes to the team that won the Six Nations in Paris earlier this season, yet they won their first…

The deciding moment: Conrad Smith touches down to score the only try of the Test

England push All Blacks all the way at Eden Park

With the game finely poised at 15-all and only minutes remaining, Aaron Cruden shunned the straightforward shot at goal, following a penalty award, and took a tap. His decision to…

Darren Cave

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face…

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…