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Teddy Thomas

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Saints Teddy Thomas: Remember the name The 21-year-old from Biarritz is the latest player to be anointed the ‘the prochaine grand chose’ in French rugby. It’s not hard to see…

Winning start: Ireland picked up the result of the weekend in beating South Africa

Week 2: Autumn Series talking points

Lancaster’s final challenge England’s clash with South Africa tomorrow afternoon offers more than a second shot at conquering one of the world’s top two sides this autumn. The Twickenham showdown…

Peace and love: Scotland's players are clearly delighted after beating Argentina at Murrayfield

Scotland v Argentina: talking points

Confidence is everything Whatever Vern Cotter has instilled in his team since the summer seems to be working. The players had been given license to try things; to play heads-up…

Dan Carter

Autumn Series: Players to watch

The next month should give us a pretty good idea of how sides are shaping up for the Rugby World Cup. It’s the final Tests between the Northern and Southern…

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…