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Fun-time Fergus

Chill-out chat with Fergus McFadden

RUGBY WORLD: We hear you’re one of the Ireland team’s jokers… FERGUS McFADDEN: No, that’s Donncha O’Callaghan. He gets up on the mic to hand out fines and punishments. Andrew…

Blue rinse: the wing scored eight tries for Scotland – two coming against Romania at RWC 2011

Journey through rugby – Simon Danielli

SCOTLAND WINGER Simon Danielli retired last month, a back injury forcing him to hang up his boots. He won 32 caps for his country and represented Bath, Bristol, Borders and…

Stuck in the box: Read's still out with a rib injury and will be part of the coaching staff

Crusaders without Read for Super semi

THE CRUSADERS team that beat the Bulls 28-13, in last weekend’s qualifier match will get another chance to prove they are finals quality this Friday. Only one change has been…

Luke Hamilton [HE]

Future Faces – Sam Hill and Luke Hamilton

IT WASN'T only in the Aviva Premiership that Exeter shone last season – their second XV, the Braves, went undefeated in the A League. One player to catch the eye…

England’s Dylan Hartley on the lineout

England’s Dylan Hartley on the lineout

Read Dylan Hartley’s step-by-step guide to throwing in at the lineout, in the May 2014 issue of Rugby World – on sale Tuesday 1 April. Find out how to download the…

New home? Delve has re-signed with the Rebels for another year

Journey through rugby – Gareth Delve

IN 2010 Gareth Delve, who has won 11 caps for Wales, swapped Gloucester for Australia and the Melbourne Rebels. Here the back-rower talks birthdays, boarding school and bodybuilding… I had…

Is he right for the job?

John Kirwan returns home to coach the Blues

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Blues, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and Blues Franchise announced today. The 47-year-old has…

The Guns N' Roses fan on the lighter things in life

Chill-out chat with Chris Cusiter

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers in the Glasgow squad? CHRIS CUSITER: Jon Welsh is one of the funniest people I know. He takes a lot of stick but his…

Ryan Walkinshaw has a passion for science as well as rugby

Ryan Walkinshaw – reaching for the stars

By Katie Field, Rugby World writer RYAN WALKINSHAW is younger and slicker than your average Aviva Premiership chairman but don’t be fooled into thinking he is frivolous or in any…

The FFR are tired of playing second fiddle

French Focus: New home planned for France

FIRST THE good news. Five years from now rugby fans will no longer be required to trudge out to the Stade de France every time France play a home international.…