Toby Flood

Each Monday Midi Olympique prints its standout XV selected from the weekend’s Top 14 matches. It’s a bit of fun but also an indication – albeit subjective – of who’s…

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Tom Phillips of Wales is tackled by Romain Buros of France.

When did you take up rugby? When I was seven, playing touch, and ever since then I have played week in week out. I started with Llanelli Wanderers and stayed…

Johnny Sexton

By Alex Shaw In the 110 years of international rugby that Ireland and South Africa have gone head-to-head, not once have the Irish recorded a victory in South Africa. That…

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When did you start playing rugby? Aged six or seven, at the Saffron Walden club. But I soon moved on to Bishop’s Stortford and I was there until U17s. How…

Powering on: Cillian Gallagher on the attack v Wales at the U20 World Cup.  (Photo: Getty Images)

When did you start playing rugby? In my first year of secondary school, at Summerhill College in Sligo, when I was 13. I joined Sligo rugby club after that as…

Making history: Andrew Davidson of Scotland celebrates a monumental win over Australia

Argentina 24-15 France It doesn’t matter where they’re playing, Argentina always have the loudest and most passionate fans. The country’s national anthem brings tears to the eyes and though the…

Butch James

History was made last weekend as the Springboks faced the Lobos in Portugal. It wasn’t the squad with Lambie, Vermeulen and De Jager but a Springboks Legends team containing greats…

On the ball: Dillon Lewis takes on the French in the 2016 U20 Six Nations. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)

How did you get into rugby? My father, Tony, took me to Pontypridd minis when I was eight. He was a huge influence and coached my team until I was…

Powering on: It takes two Connacht A players to stop Sam Arnold attacking for Ulster A. (Photo: Inpho)

When did you start playing? When I was six, at Cranbrook rugby club in Kent. I lived near Tunbridge Wells. Which other rugby clubs have you played for? Tunbridge Wells,…