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Another import: Cornell Du Preez joined Edinburgh

SCOTLAND: The paupers of the Euro debate

CRIERS ALL over the land are shouting: ‘the Heineken Cup is dead. Long live the potential for an accord between the Anglo-French alliance and a possibly toothless and certainly smarting…

Dropping in: Niall Morris of Leicester is in

A new age for Ireland begins on Sunday

GETTING TO know the new man in charge may not be so tough after many of the Ireland squad got to chat with Joe Schmidt during the tour to North…

Catch me if you can: London Irish's Marland Yarde

Aviva Premiership: Round 2 wrap

Saracens thumped 14-man Gloucester to go to the top of the table while Northampton Saints just squeaked past Quins. Here's a round 2 wrap of the Aviva Premiership, where some…

A helping hand: Dragons' captain Coombs

EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Lyn Jones

PEOPLE MIGHT regard my move from London Welsh to the Dragons as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, but as a coach challenges come…

the centre of attention...again: Henson

Hardly Manu Tuilagi’s biggest mistake

One political faux pas saw Manu Tuilagi on the front pages rather than the back this week, but does he really merit a ban for putting bunny ears up behind…

Wax on, wax off: Marcell Coetzee

Rugby Championship: Round 4 is a big one

The spot as number one in the world is up for grabs while two winless warriors do battle. Some coaches It can only be Round 4 of the Rugby Championship,…

The prize (beside Premiership rugby)

Rugby World’s Championship team guide

THE CHAMPIONSHIP season is finally here, arriving just a week after the Aviva Premiership kicked off. With Ealing jumping up to the division and London Welsh dropping down, clubs running…

Star in stripes: Try-scorer Jamie George is congratulated by his team-mates at Twickenham last weekend

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: Jamie George

After serving his apprenticeship at Saracens behind John Smit and Schalk Britz in the pecking order, Jamie George was given the chance to start only his seventh Premiership match in…

Turning his back on union?: Tom Biggs

Super League clubs are sniffing out Union talent

Last season Andy Powell was a high-profile convert to rugby league and now some Super League sides may be sniffing around other Welsh, Premiership and sevens stars, at least according…

Needing match fitness: Faletau

British and Irish Lions back into the action

Some players are still wrapped in cotton wool, but finally some British and Irish Lions are returning to competitive rugby. Some in England and France are already match sharp, but…