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Partnership: Conor Murray could work with Sexton

Lions 2013 squad options: Scrum-halves

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,…

The Championship blog – Week 21 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 21 round-up

IT'S QUIET, drinking in the last chance saloon. The barman has gone home and told London Welsh to lock up on their way out. Because, unless someone from the Championship…

Ever the aggressor: Jesse Mogg loves being on the front foot

Lions 2013: The Wallabies name a squad…

PULSES HAVE been set racing south of the equator as Robbie Deans named a preliminary Australia squad to meet for an 'exercise' this Sunday, omitting Quade Cooper but naming Waratah…

Keep on running: Johnnie Beattie

Lions 2013: The French foreign legion

CAUGHT BETWEEN the Devil and a deep red rage, Nathan Hines angered the people of Perpignan in 2009 by skipping the Top 14 final in order to travel to South…

Bloodied by unbowed: Nathan Hines

Lions 2013: Calls for comeback kings

LAZARUS HAD never seen the Rocky movies, but if he had it is impossible to imagine him losing the Bethany heavyweight title. Confusing myth with reality – badly? Well you…

Uphill struggle: Embattled Nick Easter carries

Lions 2013 squad options: No 8

WITH No 8s there is the potential for Lions coach Warren Gatland to be harangued by fans for whatever choices he makes because there are so few options out there.…

Deep pockets: Racing owner Jacky Lorenzetti has funded Jonny's sojourn to France

Sexton set to replace Wilko as top France earner

SO NOW we all know. You, me and every rugby player in France. As Midi Olympique revealed in Monday’s edition Jonathan Sexton will be pocketing €55,000 [£47,000] a month next…

B&I and Championship round-up

B&I and Championship round-up

A CHAMPIONSHIP club is guaranteed a place in this year’s final of the British and Irish Cup; and it is little surprise that they will meet one of the Irish…

Options: Peter O'Mahony offers all-round package

Lions 2013 squad options: Flankers

IN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

Will Fraser

Fantastic four: Heineken Cup quarter-final review

CLERMONT AUVERGNE demonstrated just why they are the favourites to lift the Heineken Cup this year as they clinically saw off Montpellier. Rugby World, however, has decided to pinpoint a…