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Meaning business: Irish's Yarde

The battle at the bottom of the Premiership continues

WITH LONDON Welsh losing their appeal against a five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player, Tyson Keats, they remain five points behind nearest Aviva Premiership rivals Sale Sharks. With four…

Round two: Lewsey and Cipriani make light of their fight

Anger management: The punches that shook rugby

RANKING SOMEWHERE between Jeremy Clarkson slugging Piers Morgan in the dish and the break up of Atomic Kitten, most rugby fans recoiled in utter disgust when the news of Kurtley…

On the spot: Steve Walsh

Summer Tours 2013: The men in the middle

WHEN THE news broke yesterday that referee Steve Walsh would handle the Lions first match of the summer against the Barbarians in Hong Kong and that South Africa’s Craig Joubert…

Outside bet: Would Gatland be willing to bring in Sheridan?

Lions 2013 squad options: The Props

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,…

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

The Championship blog – Week 19 round-up

BRISTOL HAVE parted company with Liam Middleton, following their defeat by Moseley at Billesley Common. The former Westcountry giants’ second consecutive league loss means that making the play-offs is far…

Raid commander: Dai Young

Lions 2013: Here come the Expendables

THERE’S A job needing done in the Far East. There’s a hoard coming from afar and they are well-equipped, well-trained and they are mean. It is time to fight fire…

Future: England's young stars will look to Argentina

RBS 6 Nations: What next for Stuart Lancaster?

SUCCESS IS a powerful force. Like a riptide it can carry you away, making it impossible to consider any other elements while you swim against the puissant pull of the…

Fans favourite already: Owen Farrell(-ish)

Lions 2013: The XV after the 6 Nations

ALL GOOD things come to those who wait and the final round of the 6 Nations was certainly something worth the wait after a dreary, stodgy middle section that was…