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Incoming: Scott Fardy will take his spot on the flank

Rugby Championship: Minimal changes for Round 2

By Alan Dymock AS INEVITABLE as the front of the newspapers showing flaxen-haired teenage girls jumping for joy on school-results day, the big guns have made almost no changes for…

One of few signings: Hosea Gear scores for Toulouse at the weekend

Top 14: Toulouse coach going the way of the Gunners

By Gavin Mortimer IF THERE’S one man who knows how Arsene Wenger is feeling this week it’s Toulouse coach Guy Noves. Like the Arsenal manager, Noves ended Saturday afternoon with…

No stranger to pain: Rory Lamont

Beware the return of Juan Smith

By Alan Dymock AS RUGBY becomes more competitive, more sponsor-driven, more about the trophies than the humans involved, there is a chance that some folk could get chewed up and…

Never in any bother: Alasdair Strokosch

Gaining Six Nations release from the Top 14

By Alan Dymock FRANCE IS a place of cruel and lucrative circumstance, we are told. A place where teams allegedly have to balance slugging it out like dribbling Neanderthals all…

Narrowly missing out: Jerry Collins

The hardest men in rugby

By Alan Dymock “CAN YOU pick a definitive list of rugby’s hard men?” is one of those nice innocuous questions – the kind that comes up in the pub, once…