In The Mag

A helping hand: Dragons' captain Coombs

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Lyn Jones

PEOPLE MIGHT regard my move from London Welsh to the Dragons as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, but as a coach challenges come…

Dinner duo: Becks and Boris

30 minutes with… Freddie Burns

RUGBY WORLD: Any nicknames? FREDDIE BURNS: It used to be Rubber Face because I pull horrendous faces when I’m playing; I can’t help but gurn. Then Tom Voyce started calling…

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Hotshot: Steve Crosbie (Old Belvedere)

How did you get involved with rugby? My family are very rugby-orientated, and my second cousin, David Corkery, played for Ireland. I played in school with my brother, Jody, who…

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Hotshot: Ollie Devoto (Bath)

  Tell us about your rugby background… My dad Steve coached my U7s team at Sherborne RFC and I stayed there through all the age groups. Bath picked me up…

2013 IRB Junior World Championship, Final: England v Wales

Hotshot: Sam Davies (Ospreys)

  How do you feel about winning IRB Junior Player of the Year? I was shocked to be nominated but it was an honour to win. I’m gutted about losing…

Happy chaps: Zebo and Jon Davies celebrate the Lions victory

30 minutes with… Simon Zebo

RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch? SIMON ZEBO: Conor Murray’s reaction to me telling him to kick the ball out when time wasn’t…

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Rugby Rant: ‘Forwards rugby’ a drab spectacle

THE SIGHT of two colossal packs throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at each other is becoming all too common in the northern hemisphere. This year’s Six Nations was far from…

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Hotshot: Ben Howard (Worcester)

Your dad Chris played for England Colts, Bristol and Rugby. When did you first play? At Sandal when I was six. We moved to Warwick when I was eight and…