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No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

Beware the return of Juan Smith

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…

Never in any bother: Alasdair Strokosch

Gaining Six Nations release from the Top 14

By Alan Dymock FRANCE IS a place of cruel and lucrative circumstance, we are told. A place where teams allegedly have to balance slugging it out like dribbling Neanderthals all…

How many years to go?: Scotland prepares

One year to go until the Commonwealth Games

By Alan Dymock ONE YEAR to go. That’s the word in Scotland as Glasgow prepares to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Some of the biggest names in sport will be…

Take That, Southern Hemisphere: Four superstars have made comebacks for the Rugby Championship

Take That Rugby Championship!: Four returnees

LIKE NIGHT-OUT stories, some rugby players just will not go away. Sure, tales of their exploits may become greatly exaggerated in the re-telling. However, in this upcoming Rugby Championship there…

Francois Trinh-Duc

Rugby World – September 2013 edition contents

THERE’S a real treat in store for rugby fans this month – with a souvenir edition of Rugby World. Celebrating the British & Irish Lions’ epic series win in Australia,…

Hacked off: Piri Weepu normally leads the Haka for the All Blacks, but now he has been dropped there is a position vacant...

Rugby Championship: Who will lead the Haka?

THERE IS not quite a revolving door with the All Blacks, but there are certainly a few international stars spinning right round, baby, right round in the build up to…