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Leigh Halfpenny

Top 14 clubs cut down on foreign imports

Fewer foreign recruits are making their way to French clubs for the coming season – but is this a temporary trend or a long-term change in policy?

Wales

Wales v South Africa: Five things we’ve learnt

The best, worst, most pleasing, annoying defeat Wales’ performance against the Springboks, in isolation, was impressive. But in the context of the first test, it was miraculous. The performance must…

Try and stop me: Julian Savea scores the second try of his hat-trick in New Zealand's 17th win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Unstoppable New Zealand’s 36-13 win over England was their 17th consecutive Test triumph and equalled the record winning run for a top tier rugby nation. They are playing…

They're at it again: England have won the Junior World Championship for the second year in a row

JWC 2014: England retain title

They did it, just. England U20 won the Junior World Championships for the second year in a row after defeating South Africa 21-20. England and South Africa scored two tries…

Australia

Five of rugby’s biggest borefests

So much for Aussie innovation and French flair. Last weekend’s second Test in Melbourne was one of the biggest borefests in modern memory. A scoreless first half followed by a…