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Heat of the battle: What's the next step for the PGRB?

Focus on Wales: Five Things we’ve learned

Stephen Jones has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Jones has had a magnificent career - racking up 104 caps for Wales and six for…

Wayne Barnes

Smash! Wayne Barnes gets hit in the face

IT’S A tough life being a referee – hundreds of decisions to make, crowds jeering you, coaches blaming you. There was an even more painful moment for Wayne Barnes recently.…

Christophe Lamaison france

RBS 6 Nations: French search for the perfect 10

“IF YOU any good ideas, give them to me,” said Philippe Saint-Andre in the aftermath of Saturday’s Six Nations defeat to England. The coach of France was responding to a…

Rugby World TV round 3 analysis

Rugby World TV: Six Nations Round 3 analysis

  AFTER A brief sojourn from the RBS 6 Nations, we were rewarded with three fascinating Six Nations duels in Round 3. England are now the only side capable winning…

kelly brown and scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis: Round 3

SOMETIMES THE stats do lie. If you didn’t know the score at Murrayfield on Sunday and were just handed the match data afterwards, everything would suggest that Ireland had beaten…

chris robshaw england

RBS 6 Nations: England analysis: Round 3

ENGLAND TOOK a giant step towards their first Grand Slam in a decade with a 23-13 victory over France. The most important statistic is that Stuart Lancaster's men found a…

Stand by your man: Jackson needs time to mature

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland analysis: Round 3

ON SUNDAY there were so many numbers being thrown around, but the shock of it all was that it was Ireland, rather than Scotland, whose number was up. Heads spun…

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Chill-out chat with David Denton

The young Scotland No 8 talks sevens, socks and superstitions RUGBY WORLD:  Who’s the best player to room with for away games? DAVID DENTON: Chunk (Allan Jacobsen) is a pretty…