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Top 14 final

Win a trip to the Top 14 final!

THIS IS your chance to see who will be next to lift the Bouclier de Brennus at Stade de France on Saturday 1 June. TV5MONDE – the international French-language channel…

All dark horse: Blackadder over McKenzie?

More change as Scotland name summer tour squad

CHANGE IS coming, or so it would seem north of the border as Scotland today named nine uncapped players for their quadrangular tournament this summer in South Africa against their…

Gethin Jenkins

Sam Warburton talks team-mates

SAM WARBURTON was announced as Lions captain last week and will face a big challenge to bring together players from four nations as they head to Hong Kong and Australia.…

kelly brown

Lions 2013: Stuart needs a Hogg-father

AS OF Tuesday, everyone in Scotland was a mathematician. Three. Three Scottish Lions. Half of all the Tigers; half the number of Leinstermen; one fifth the number of Welshmen; one…

Wrecking-ball: Tuilagi is hugely powerful

Lions 2013: Rugby World’s Lions squad

AFTER FOUR years, the waiting is finally over. In less than 24 hours, the names of 37, or 38 players will be read out to a media scrum in South-West…

Uruguay's players lie dejected as Portugal celebrate their World Cup qualification in 2007

RWC qualifying: the South American battle

URUGUAY SET out in pursuit of the holy grail of World Cup 2015 qualification this weekend, having missed out on a place at the last two World Cup finals tournaments…

Viscious grin: Kevin Yates at Bath, 1998

Gnashing and crashing: when rugby gets bite-y

IT WAS a headline writer’s dream at the weekend as football’s pantomime villain Luis Suarez revealed his bloomers once again, embarrassing himself and everyone else associated with him by biting…