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Rugby World’s Championship team guide

THE CHAMPIONSHIP season is finally here, arriving just a week after the Aviva Premiership kicked off. With Ealing jumping up to the division and London Welsh dropping down, clubs running…

Star in stripes: Try-scorer Jamie George is congratulated by his team-mates at Twickenham last weekend

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: Jamie George

After serving his apprenticeship at Saracens behind John Smit and Schalk Britz in the pecking order, Jamie George was given the chance to start only his seventh Premiership match in…

Turning his back on union?: Tom Biggs

Super League clubs are sniffing out Union talent

Last season Andy Powell was a high-profile convert to rugby league and now some Super League sides may be sniffing around other Welsh, Premiership and sevens stars, at least according…

Needing match fitness: Faletau

British and Irish Lions back into the action

Some players are still wrapped in cotton wool, but finally some British and Irish Lions are returning to competitive rugby. Some in England and France are already match sharp, but…

Will the Leinster fans have more to cheer this season?

RaboDirect Pro12: Round 1 wrap

Finalists humbled on their return to league action; a hefty spanking; calls for changes in style? It's has to be the first round of RaboDirect Pro12 rugby, which has sent…

Keeping them busy: Niki Goneva was in the mood on Sunday

Aviva Premiership: Round 1 wrap

Torrential rain; whopping half-time scores; post-rattling last-minute kicks. Here's your wrap of the first round of the Aviva Premiership as Northampton Saints pulled to the top of the table and…