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Top 14: Marcel Garvey on the Castres way

LAST SEASON was a funny old one for Marcel Garvey. Seventeen outings for Castres in the Top 14 and just one try, and that in the final game of the…

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny’s Lions 2013 experience

LEIGH HALFPENNY is looking at the picture of himself embracing Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts in the pages of Rugby World and is taken back to Saturday 6 July; he…

Hard to miss: Luminous George Clancy

Rugby Championship: European refs in demand

IT'S ALWAYS nice to be wanted. It must be a strange feeling for referees, though. In an age where the men in the middle are as professional as players and…

The World's worst trophy?: Lancaster and Wood celebrate an England victory

England’s back-row headache for Stuart Lancaster

By Alan Dymock IT’S NOT long until the Aviva Premiership season starts and we’ve only just stopped nursing our British and Irish Lions hangovers. However, with the start of the…

Incoming: Scott Fardy will take his spot on the flank

Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

By Alan Dymock AS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for…

No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

Beware the return of Juan Smith

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…