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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.…

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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…

Gain line breaker: A veteran of the 2009 Tour, Jamie Roberts is the a heavy duty attacking weapon

Lions 2013 squad options: Centres

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Rising stock: Dan Biggar is in the running

Lions 2013 squad options: The No 10s

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Kelly van Harskamp

Kelly van Harskamp, the flying Dutchwoman

KELLY VAN HARSKAMP of the Netherlands was the IRB Sevens Women’s Player of the Year in 2010-11 – and this video shows you why. First capped against Wales at the…

Fitting finale: Ireland gave Brian O'Driscoll a rousing send-off by picking up their second Six Nations in five years

Six Nations Fixtures 2015

NEXT SEASON’S RBS Six Nations kicks off on Friday, 6th February, with Wales taking on England at the Millennium Stadium in a pre-World Cup warm-up. So here you go, dates…