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Green and mean: Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira models South Africa's World Cup kit, from ASICS

Springboks launch their Rugby World Cup kit

The Springboks launched their new kit for the Rugby World Cup last week. The kit was pulled together after extensive testing was carried out at the ASICS Institute of Sport…

Pete Horne

30 minutes: Pete Horne, Glasgow Warriors

Do you have any phobias? I was petrified of sharks – I watched Jaws when I was really small. But last summer when I was in South Africa with Ruaridh…

Leading the charge: Rory Thornton captains Wales U20. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotshots: Ospreys lock Rory Thornton

  When were you bitten by the rugby bug? I started in the U8s at Bonymaen with my neighbour Oliver Treviso. He still plays for them now. I was hooked…

Go Joe! Marchant scores for England U20s v France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotshots: Harlequins centre Joe Marchant

Which was your first team? Winchester U7. I stayed with Winchester through the age groups. Did you play other sports? I’m a black belt in karate, I swam and did…

Happy days: An enforcer on the field, Jerrry Collins always had a smile off it

Rest in peace: Jerry Collins – a rugby icon

  Following the tragic news of the death of Jerry Collins and his partner Alana Madill in a car crash in France, we are posting this Spotlight feature which was…

Toulon

Rugby World End-of-Season Awards 2015

So, the Northern Hemisphere season has come to a thrilling conclusion leaving rugby fans counting down the days to the World Cup (okay, The Rugby Championship starts in six odd…

Vern Cotter

RWC 2015: Scotland squad talking points

On Tuesday Vern Cotter rolled out his ‘long list’ of 46 players to deliver the undeliverable: the oft-mocked SRU aim of Scotland winning the Rugby World Cup. An extensive and…

Guy Noves

France: Guy Noves will do things his way

To nobody’s great surprise Guy Noves was officially unveiled on Sunday as France’s next coach, with Yannick Bru as his forwards’ coach and Jeff Dubois in charge of the backs.…