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sinckler

Hotshot: Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins)

How did you get into rugby? Mum took me to my local club, Battersea Ironsides, when I was eight. I had been playing football but I kept being too rough. Have…

jonny gray

Hotshot: Jonny Gray (Glasgow)

When did you take up rugby? My friend’s dad took me along to Cambuslang rugby club when I was seven and I stayed with them until I was 16. I…

jonny drop goal

Rugby Rant: It’s time to revive the drop-goal

IT’S TEN years since Jonny Wilkinson helped net rugby’s greatest prize courtesy of a dramatic drop-goal. And it’s four years since the now retired Ronan O’Gara dropped a goal in…

amber reed

Hotshot: Amber Reed (Bristol)

Your uncle Andy played at lock for Scotland, so were you always into rugby? I was always interested because my dad and brother played too, but I played football. Then…

italy

Rugby Rant: Italy’s club game is dying!

ITALIAN RUGBY has sold its soul to the devil. In the name of high-level rugby, it has forgotten the club game. The development of players is now all in the…

rhys patchell

Hotshot: Rhys Patchell (Cardiff Blues)

When did you first play at fly-half? I was a full-back until I was in the Blues South U16 squad and then, because Cory Allen was being picked ahead of…

Rugby World – July 2013 edition contents

Rugby World – July 2013 edition contents

IT’S HERE! The Lions tour has started and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to make the most of events in Australia over the coming weeks.…

koree

Hotshot: Koree Britton (Gloucester)

Tell us about your rugby background. I was born in Torquay and my dad, Dave, took me to Dartmouth minis when I was four. He played prop for them. I…

jordi murphy

Hotshot: Jordi Murphy (Leinster)

You were born in Barcelona. Is your family Irish? Yes. In the late 1980s my parents moved to Spain and my sister and I were born there, but we came…