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Union Chief: Williams in 2012

Could Sonny Bill Williams return to Union?

Sonny Bill Williams has missed out on selection for New Zealand’s Rugby League World Cup squad having dithered over his desire to play for the team, saying he probably shouldn’t…

Blowing up: Nigel Owens gets another big game to oversee

Referees named for the November Tests

THE IRB has announced their match official appointments for the upcoming Internationals. 
 Find out who's been put in charge of the upcoming games for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Hands up who has come in for criticism recently: Romain Poite

Nigel Owens set to referee Racing v Clermont

FRESH FROM his exemplary performance during the match-for-the-ages between South Africa and New Zealand in the last round of the 2013 Rugby Championship, Nigel Owens has been handed another big…

Home from home: Bristol will move to Ashton Gate

The Championship Blog: Round Four

Week four of the Greene King IPA Championship leaves one side unbeaten and another three still winless, as the second tier of English rugby continues to provide more try value…

Big game boy: Paul O'Connell

Buckle up for Munster v Leinster

ON SATURDAY several Irish rugby fans may feel compelled to abandon their other halves, lock themselves in the living room and turn on the telly. Partners may be left to…

Time not titles: Ford won trophies with Leicester but wanted more game-time

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: George Ford

Who is the man of the moment? George Ford, Bath’s 20-year-old fly-half and the former IRB Young Player of the Year, who is hoping to pilot his team to their…

No excuses: Stuart Lancaster

England announce mammoth fixtures for 2014

ENGLAND HAVE announced a doozy of a fixtures list for next season’s QBE autumn Internationals. In 2014, England will play New Zealand on November 8, South Africa on November 15,…

Too rebellious for the Rebels: Jamesy boy

ARU tear up James O’Connor’s contract

UNRULY KIDS rarely expect to get their comeuppance, but for the wayward son of Australian rugby James O’Connor, he has finally got the clip round his ear he will have…

Injury doubt: Jamie Roberts hits the line hard

Wales in Focus: Five things we’ve learned

THE EUROPEAN crisis has huge ramifications for Northern Hemisphere rugby. The quest for a fairer qualification system, which is fully justified, and the desire to control the game with the…