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Great hands: Tipuric is a brilliant linkman

Six Nations: Wales v Italy. Five talking points

By Owain Jones Six Nations favourites, Wales, will be kicking off their campaign against the heavily unfancied Italians tomorrow, but there is still pressure on all the squad members, RW…

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…