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King is back: Regan is back but Jonathan Davies has left

Wales: Five things we learned in November

ON THE 1st February 2014 Wales will endeavour to make history by becoming the first team to win three RBS Six Nations titles in a row. However, in reality, making…

Classy operator: Dan Bowden

Heineken Cup round three: Team of the weekend

By Charlie Morgan 15. Robbie Henshaw (Connacht) Some believe him to be Ireland’s successor to Brian O’Driscoll at outside-centre. Some reckon full-back is his calling. Wherever Henshaw’s future lies, it’s…

The iconic moment Nelson Mandela handed the Webb Ellis cup to Francois Pienaar, uniting South Africa in celebration

The world mourns Nelson Mandela

SOUTH AFRICA is mourning and the world is feeling the loss of Madiba, Nelson Mandela. A lot of things will be said about the great man over the next few…

Deadly: Wilkinson in full-flow

RW Icons calendar: Why we made our choices

WHEN PUTTING your name to any definitive list, you open yourself up to, at best healthy debate, at worst widespread ridicule, so when RW came up with the Icons calendar…

Game-changer chopped: Christian Wade

World Cup 2015: The deadly trio

By Charlie Morgan The confirmation of kick-off times last Wednesday reaffirmed it before Saturday’s Millennium Stadium ding-dong drove the point home. Pool A at Rugby World Cup 2015 is going…

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Championship blog: round ten wrap

By Richard Grainger It was all change in the GKIPA Championship with a shock first defeat for the leaders and a spectacular first win for the bottom-placed side. And with…

Away day blues: Brive lost to Oyonnax

Top 14: Losing away from home accepted

Here’s a stat to chew on. Five clubs in the Top 14 this season have failed to score points in a match, the clubs in question being Bayonne (55-0 vs…

Man of the Match: Bismarck du Plessis

Fiji versus the Barbarians has its place

Fiji’s 43-19 loss against the Barbarians at Twickenham this weekend was put on to celebrate the centenary year of Fijian rugby and as I was being serenaded with harmonies from…