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Rare chance: Bucharest Wolves are one of the lucky few minnows to play European rugby

Rugby Rant: European rugby letting down minnows

Last year, one team in eight in Europe was from outside the three professional leagues. This year, it’ll be one in 20. At the most. Another day, another disappointment, as…

chris cracknell

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Chris Cracknell

By Chris Cracknell NOT SO long ago, the highlight of the sevens circuit was the Commonwealth Games, which gives the game the international viewing platform it deserves. However, as we…

henry purdy

Hotshots: Young Gloucester star Henry Purdy

When did you first  play rugby? I went along to Chipping Norton rugby club with a mate when I was about eight. Football was my first love but by the…

sean mcmahon

Hotshots: Meet Rebels flanker Sean McMahon

How’s 2014 been for you? It’s definitely been a big year. I didn’t really get much of a break from rugby so I had been going in, and in, and…

nicky smith

Hotshots: Ospreys prop Nicky Smith

When did you first play rugby? I started at U10 level with Waunarlwydd. Where do you play?  I was actually a No 8 at the start, but as we got…