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All dark horse: Blackadder over McKenzie?

More change as Scotland name summer tour squad

CHANGE IS coming, or so it would seem north of the border as Scotland today named nine uncapped players for their quadrangular tournament this summer in South Africa against their…

The Championship blog – Play-offs: Round 1

The Championship blog – Play-offs: Round 1

“ANYONE WHO thinks that life is fair,” Richard M. Nixon once said, “has been seriously misinformed.” A view held, amongst others, by many of the Newcastle Falcons squad who, after…

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Lions 2013: Stuart needs a Hogg-father

AS OF Tuesday, everyone in Scotland was a mathematician. Three. Three Scottish Lions. Half of all the Tigers; half the number of Leinstermen; one fifth the number of Welshmen; one…

Work to do: Olympic Stadium has five matches

RWC 2015: The countdown is well and truly on

AMID GREAT fanfare in the cavernous Live Room at Twickenham, Debbie Jevans, CEO of ER2015, and assembled rugby dignitaries, sat at the raised top table to announce the fixtures and…

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…