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Jamie Roberts

Aviva Premiership transfers: Comings and goings

To compare the transfer business of the Premiership to the recruitment drives of the Top 14 would be to liken sherbet lemon to gold-leafed canapés. The galaxy of stars in…

Tunnel vision: Richie McCaw runs out for his 100th cap as captain

The cult of the captain

There are those in rugby who believe the role of captain is a ceremonial post. There are those who believe the word demands a capital ‘C’. Some believe the loss…

Dan Carter

Top 14 transfers: Comings and goings

The Top 14 transfer market has more or less closed for the summer. Clubs are still permitted to sign up to two supplementary players in addition to ‘World Cup jokers’,…

All Blacks Captains Run at Murrayfield

Who should play at fly-half for the All Blacks?

New Zealand have named a squad of 41 for the upcoming Rugby Championship. There are plenty of recognisable names in there, with only five potnetial new caps in the group.…

Scott Robertson

Five stars for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2015 World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy may now be consigned to the history books but the reputations created by some of the tournament’s stars could light up rugby for years…

Toulon

5 ways to improve European Rugby

The first season of the new European format has seen big crowds, stunning tries and thrilling rugby but with Toulon basking in a third consecutive title, it’s worth considering how…

Toulon

Champions Cup draw 2015/16

Rugby’s administrators, journalists and TV crews assembled in Neuchâtel for the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draw, where it was left to Wales and Lions wing Ieuan Evans and 98-cap…

Jean de Villiers

A letter from South Africa – June

Bulls and Sharks cull mercilessly The Bulls and the Sharks did little to persuade seasoned veterans to reconsider offers from overseas clubs after both suffering mediocre Super Rugby campaigns. The…