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Rugby World’s Championship Blog

In a frantic week of Championship rugby that saw Leeds, Doncaster and London Welsh in action three times in seven days, Bristol were confirmed as winners of Stage One, writes…

Wales captain Sam Warburton holds aloft Wales' 20th Triple Crown

Match review: England 12-19 Wales

Wales won their first ever Triple Crown at Twickenham in a compelling encounter that gave the 82,000 crowd drama from the kick-off to the very final play of the game.…

Halfpenny and Warburton

Five things we learnt about Wales – Round Three

By Paul Williams WALES beat England 19-12 to clinch the Triple Crown on Saturday – the first time Wales have ever completed their sweep of the home nations at Twickenham.…

Maxime Medard on his way to the try-line at Murrayfield

Scotland 17 – 23 France

Scotland took advantage of a slow start from a French team that hadn't played for three weeks and built a 10-0 lead in the first 25 minutes with a try…

Headingley - Home to Leeds Carnegie

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Headingley was the scene for the latest upset in what is proving to be a fascinating second tier competition, writes Richard Grainger. The penultimate week the Championship’s Stage One saw…

ben morgan england

A decisive weekend for England hopefuls

By Jack Yates YESTERDAY it was announced that 15 members of England’s Elite Player Squad would be made available for club action this weekend. Amongst the list are players in…

elliot daly wasps

The future’s bright at Wasps

By Jack Yates BETWEEN 2002 and 2009 London Wasps accumulated eight major trophies, including two Heineken Cups and four Premiership titles, and boasted legendary names such as Lawrence Dallaglio, Simon…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

With wintry conditions decimating the Championship’s week 20 programme once again, at least one thing was decided – no one can catch Bristol in Stage One, writes Richard Grainger. Bristol…

dave pearson

France v Ireland a farce

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer VINCENT CLERC had issued a warning days before France were due to host Ireland at the Stade de France that the freezing temperatures in…