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Sam Warburton

A Welsh perspective on the Lions squad

FOR SOME of the 2013 Lions squad, pulling on a red rugby shirt will be a new experience. This won’t be the case for 15 of the players and three…

Warren G and Warbs: Lions Captain Sam Warburton is paraded in front of the cameras by a happy Warren Gatland

Lions 2013: The Squad Announcement Live!

Tension is building. The clocks have stopped. Traffic is…well, still as much of a mangle as ever. It’s Lions day. That day that international rugby players love and dread in…

Wrecking-ball: Tuilagi is hugely powerful

Lions 2013: Rugby World’s Lions squad

AFTER FOUR years, the waiting is finally over. In less than 24 hours, the names of 37, or 38 players will be read out to a media scrum in South-West…

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Improving your Rugby Stamina

WHATEVER YOUR chosen position on the field, and your level of competition it’s likely that you’ll need to improve your stamina. This is especially important in pre-season, but is something…

Here they come, whatever they are: Steve Borthwick

Heineken Cup preview: the semi-finals

THE CRASS amongst us would suggest that it is easy to place French powerhouse Clermont Auvergne straight into the final of the Heineken Cup. They are strong, they are slick,…

Quiet reliant: Alex Goode has been a trusty servant for England, but will he miss out on an invite to flashier full-backs?

Lions 2013 squad options: Full-backs

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Up in the air: Sean Maitland

Lions 2013 squad options: Wingers

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Eying promotion: Dean Richards is expected to drag Falcons up

RFU Championship: The battle for promotion

THE RHETORIC of battles is always used in professional rugby, as if the weeks of weights and hours of Xbox were shared experiences with servicemen and women garrisoned around the…

Viscious grin: Kevin Yates at Bath, 1998

Gnashing and crashing: when rugby gets bite-y

IT WAS a headline writer’s dream at the weekend as football’s pantomime villain Luis Suarez revealed his bloomers once again, embarrassing himself and everyone else associated with him by biting…