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Focus: Pat Lambie ticks the scoreboard over

Ireland need to get back to winning ways

I CAN'T begin to imagine the impact on Ireland's pysche having come so close to beating the World Champions on their own turf, and then suffering a record defeat the…

Stand-out: Faletau carried Wales

Wales v Argentina: Five things we learned

WALES’ 12-26 defeat to Argentina seems to have come as a shock to many. To those who analysed the Pumas performances in the inaugural Rugby Championship, it hasn't. Argentina may…

Jonathan Joseph

England must develop killer instinct

Would New Zealand have put 80 points on this below-strength Fiji side? They may well have, such is their ability to see an opportunity and take it. That is what…

The Championship Blog – Week 9 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 9 round-up

NOTTINGHAM FAILED to build on last weekend’s thrashing of Bristol, losing 29-9 to table-leaders Newcastle at Kingston Park on Friday night. The top of the table clash lacked fizz and…

Tower of strength: Etzebeth will take some stopping

Ireland v South Africa: The Preview

JAMIE HEASLIP will lead Ireland out against the Springboks for the first time, promising to ‘give the Irish people something to cheer about’. The big Leinsterman added for good measure.…

Heat is on: Robbie Deans is still under pressure

Michalak returns at No 10 to ignite Les Bleus

SO FREDDY'S back. For the first time since 2007, Michalak will start a home Test match for France and Les Bleus will be all the better for it. The 30-year-old…

bradley wiggins

Residency rules, okay?

  By Alex Lowe WHEN ENGLAND walk out to play South Africa at Twickenham on November 24, each player will be accompanied by a mascot from his formative club. It…

The Championship Blog – Week 8 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 8 round-up

KICKING OFF this week’s review are Channel Islanders Jersey, who finally leave the bottom of the table after their second consecutive win. Plymouth, for whom this was their first trip…

Leicester Tigers v Ospreys - Heineken Cup

October – Wales in focus

A MONTH is a long time in Welsh rugby. Let’s take a look at look at the highs and lows of October: Damian Browne, Jamie Heaslip, Fionn Carr, Cian Healy,…

Injury time: Racing are suffering a bout of bad karma - fullback Benjamin Dambielle one of many on the injury list

Can dreams become reality for Racing Metro?

THE TOP 14 is soon to close down for three weeks allowing clubs to take stock of their early season form. For Racing Metro it’s been nothing short of disastrous.…