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Keep rugby clean: Players sport anti-doping t-shirts at the 2014 JWC

Doping in rugby

IN MAY 2013, during a Scottish training camp in the lead-up to the Junior World Cup, Melrose fly-half Sam Chalmers was pulled in for a random drugs test – his…

Exeter Chiefs

The rise of Exeter Chiefs

AS CHRISTMAS rushes towards us, what are the standout stories in this season’s Aviva Premiership? No one expected London Welsh to be so utterly out of their depth, and those…

Oxford University

Varsity Match: A special occasion

By Alastair Hignell What’s the Varsity Match about? Not so long ago, the question didn’t need to be asked, or answered. The annual encounter between Oxford and Cambridge was a…

Free and clear: Tim Visser has an unobstructed path up the winfg during Scotland's 37-12 win over Tonga

Scotland v Tonga: Talking points

Things are encouraging At last there is hope! A youthful and talented team picked on form, that is playing with attacking intent and that is given quick ball to work…

ireland v australia

Ireland v Australia talking points

The game encompassed all the drama we love to see in Test rugby The speed and intensity displayed by both teams made this first half the most dramatic of the…

Conor Murray salutes the Irish fans

Autumn Internationals: Week three report

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 37-12 Tonga A change of tactics at half-time allowed Scotland to take total control at Rugby Park and stretch away from 14-12 up to beat the…