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Balshaw hoping to extend his French stay

FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar…

Grafter: Will Fraser

Stuart Lancaster puts faith in a new England

NO ONE has called him a school teacher since Best Team in the World™ was sent back over the equator, but England’s headmaster Stuart Lancaster now has the responsibility for…

Glasgow Warriors v Ulster - Heineken Cup

Dean Ryan and a Scottish Enlightenment?

NECESSITY IS the mother of invention. That is what you are told, as if the hard times cannot be hard for too long. The toaster was invented because sliced bread…

New generation: Maxime Machenaud

New Year predictions: 2013

GET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It's time to put my neck on the line. The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as…

World-class: Jonathan Davies is highly rated

Wales in focus: Five things we’ve learned

MANY OF Wales’ regional rugby fans would admit to being one eyed. Thankfully, there’s now an excuse; they’re keeping the other eye on London Welsh. Whilst Welsh regional rugby is…

Red-hot: Patchell has impressed

Four players to watch for 2013

COMING OUT from the festive fog, carried on the breath of several days of heartily enjoyed time off work chimes that familiar phrase, ‘Happy New Year’. And happy it may…

Fine form: Sheridan is having a cracking season in France

Top 14: Expat half-term report

JONNY WILKINSON brought down the curtain on 2012 in fine style, signing off with a 26-point haul as Toulon crushed Perpignan 46-13 and consolidated their position as the Top 14’s…

Scotland’s wing on Rees, roundabouts and revenge. By Sarah Mockford

Chill-out chat with Tim Visser

Scotland’s wing on Rees, roundabouts and revenge. By Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: Who would play you in a film of your life? TIM VISSER: The guy from The Hangover. Bradley…

Breaking Brad:

Chill-out chat with Brad Barritt

 The England centre has an off-the-wall chat with Sarah Mockford RUGBY WORLD: Do you have any nicknames? BRAD BARRITT: My family call me ‘Dub’ as I was the double of…