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Jubilant Japan: Tokyo rejoices as Japan beat Wales for the first time

Summer tours: The summary

THE SUMMER tour schedule is over, with the exception of the Lions. All the Six Nations sides are done and now the players can look forward to a relaxing five…

Pack pals: Court at Lions training with Ian Evans and Richie Gray

Lions 2013 Player Profile: Tom Court

COURT has been a regular in the Ireland squad since February 2009 and has accumulated 32 caps, but only eight Tests starts. The Australia-born prop converted from shot-putting to rugby…

Inside Running Academy

Diary of a new academy recruit in NZ – Part One

Dan Ward-Smith, the former England back-row and Inside Running Academy Manager, tells us how Rugby World competition winner Ken Murray is enjoying his first few weeks in New Zealand…

Creative force: Christian Wade set up several attacks

Summer tours: Four who caught the eye

MEDIA BLACKOUT on the tours of North America, South America, Japan and South Africa from the home nations could have been an unfortunate by-product of the Lions stint Down Under.…

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New Zealand v France: The Preview

HERE'S A curious stat for you. In the professional age, every Six Nations championship following a Lions tour has been won by the French. In 1998 they clinched the Grand…

A showman and a smasher: Will Luther Burell play in the Argentina Tests?

England and their choices in Argentina

BLITZING PAST an amalgam of Argentinean, Uruguayan, Chilean and Brazilian players on Saturday, the England team kicked off their South American summer tour in fine style. A hat-trick was registered…