Scotland

Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Start of season talking points

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

Asking the questions: Brown protests in the Heineken Cup final, but what are his views on concussion?

Kelly Brown on concussion

Scotland captain Kelly Brown has had his ups and downs but one thing you can bank on is that he will always throw his body on the line, with little…

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…

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…

Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the pitch in Auckland

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Captain Fantastic England skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds.…

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Bet you never saw this: The 2014 Finals

Enjoy looking at this gallery of great photos from this weekend's three finals – Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12 and the French Top 14