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camille lopez

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…

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…