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Welsh trial: Four key match-ups

This evening sees the first Probables v Possibles game since 2000. While this is enticing fans, the reasons for playing it are far from ideal. For the first time since…

Liam Williams on his team-mates

Liam Williams on his team-mates

Read our exclusive interview with Liam Williams in the July 2014 edition of Rugby World, which goes on sale on Tuesday 3 June

England Women's Navy training

England Women train with the Navy

THE WOMEN’S World Cup kicks off in Paris in August and as part of their tournament preparations the England squad headed to HMS Collingwood in Fareham to be put through…

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton: Rugby’s best opensides

Best for game intelligence –  Martyn Williams (Wales) “Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the…

Englishman in Toulon: Steve Walsh has been looking after Toulon's conditioning since 2009

The other Englishman leaving Toulon

There is another Englishman who’s time at Toulon is drawing to a close. Like Jonny Wilkinson, Steve Walsh arrived on the Cote d’Azur in 2009, and like the soon-to-be retired…

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson announces retirement

Jonny Wilkinson today, in typically understated fashion, officially notified the rugby world that he was to hang up the boots that struck 1246 glorious points on the international stage at…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

Saints and Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…