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Championship blog: Round 13 wrap

Championship blog: Round 13 wrap

AT THE risk of reading like the front page of the Express, the weather was the pivotal story in the GKIPA Championship this weekend. Yet despite apocryphal conditions that in…

Hydration: take on plenty of water, and a sports drink if training hard

Debate: Should rugby players eat sugar?

SUGAR HAS been in the headlines a lot recently. Is it the new tobacco? Should we eat it at all? And what does all this mean for rugby players? We…

Dropped the ball?: Is there any truth to accusations of laundering?

Top 14: A TV bidding farce and its benefits

There really isn’t such a thing as a dull day in French rugby. Take last week. On Tuesday the LNR announced with a fanfare that they had agreed a record…

Paul O'Connell

Heineken Cup: Munster can dance all night

Last season’s Heineken Cup quarter final at the Twickenham Stoop between hosts Harlequins and Munster gave us one of the most remarkable individual performances of 2013. Not long after returning…

Back in the day: Kevin Maggs playing for Ireland

Championship blog: British & Irish Cup round-up

Seven of the 12 Greene King IPA Championship starters still entertain hopes of progressing to the knock-out stages of the British & Irish Cup, going into the final round of…