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Free and clear: Tim Visser has an unobstructed path up the winfg during Scotland's 37-12 win over Tonga

Scotland v Tonga: Talking points

Things are encouraging At last there is hope! A youthful and talented team picked on form, that is playing with attacking intent and that is given quick ball to work…

ireland v australia

Ireland v Australia talking points

The game encompassed all the drama we love to see in Test rugby The speed and intensity displayed by both teams made this first half the most dramatic of the…

Kieran Read

Wales v New Zealand: Talking points

Nearly. Nearly. Nearly. There will surely come a point where all health and life insurance policies sold in Wales will require an additional response being added to the suitability questionnaire.…

Conor Murray salutes the Irish fans

Autumn Internationals: Week three report

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 37-12 Tonga A change of tactics at half-time allowed Scotland to take total control at Rugby Park and stretch away from 14-12 up to beat the…

Owen Farrell

Week 3: Autumn series talking points

Opportunity knocks for Ford With all the discussion of centred round George Ford – Owen Farrell reunion against Samoa, it’s been easy to overlook that the former is making his…

owen farrell

George Ford and Owen Farrell: The story so far

Regardless of five Test defeats in a row and whatever has appeared in this week’s newspapers, English rugby is in rude health. An exacting talent identification system and a cohesive,…

2014 Junior World Championship - Match Day 1

#SamoaUnited has to encourage change

I imagine it is pretty comforting to know All Black big men Jerome Kaino, Sonny Bill Williams, Brodie Retallick and Liam Messam have got your back. Then again, the Samoans preparing to represent…

IRPA Tries of the Year 2014

IRPA Tries of the Year 2014

There have been some spellbinding tries in this international year but it was left to IRPA (International Rugby Players Association) to sift through the footage and nominate five outstanding tries.…