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Trucking up: Carl Fearns takes it to the line against Leicester Tigers

Analysis: Carl Fearns’ bench impact for Bath

In every title-winning campaign there is an unsung hero, a player who is largely unheralded yet integral to success. For Bath this year, the under-the-radar star has been Carl Fearns. Though…

Long levers: Dave Ewers offloads on a trademark charge for Exeter Chiefs

Analysis: What Dave Ewers would bring to England

The much-scrutinised practice of selection in sport boils down one essential equation: known quantities against potential– proven performers against untried talents. In the coming months as the Rugby World Cup encroaches…

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

A letter from South Africa – May

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…

Chief destroyer: Dave Ewers charges forward for Exeter

Aviva Premiership: Team of the season

15. Alex Goode (Saracens) A consummate, classy operator who never seems to get the credit he deserves. Offers calm authority and precise positioning in defence and hits the line nicely in…