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Netball is my background. In New Zealand netball is the predominant game for girls and the Silver Ferns was always my goal. I played for 16 years and had one…

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I first picked a rugby ball up at the end of 2012. I was supporting my cousin, who was going to a Talent ID camp in Melbourne. I had no intention…

Slippy customer: Charles Piutau escapes Bath last season

With the start of the Guinness Pro12 now less than a month away and all teams well into their pre-season preparations, we take a look at eight of the biggest…

The Force is strong: Western Force show off their trophy. (Photo Howard Cleland/Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)

Rugby in paradise Ranked 86th in the world – nestled comfortably between Niue Islands and the Bahamas – it’s understandable if rugby isn’t the first thing that comes to mind…

Reading up: Wales and Lions star Jonathan Davies thumbs through Rugby World (pic by Rugby PR)

It is set to be an extraordinary few months of rugby – we have sevens at the Olympics before the new season kicks off in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro12…

Japan fans

The observant among you will notice that Kyoto is an anagram of Tokyo. That’s because they both translate to ‘capital city’. While Tokyo is the current capital of Japan, Kyoto…

I'll drink to that: Warren Gatland toasts the 2013 Lions tour win. (Photo: Inpho)

Now the summer tours are done, the names of potential British & Irish Lions coaching combinations are being flung around like confetti, so what could the management team for next…