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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…

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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…

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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…

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Five things we learnt about Wales: Round Two

By Paul Williams WALES BEAT Scotland 27-13 in Cardiff on Sunday. They’re now two from two in the Six Nations and heading towards a Triple Crown showdown in Twickenham. Let’s…

Last year's hero Chris Ashton - will he be smiling again?

Italy v England: the preview

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor England venture into the gladiatorial lair of the 82,000 capacity Stadio Olympico on the back of a gritty, yet ultimately, uplifting 13-6 win over…

Championship: Round 20 was a no-go this week

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP – ROUND 20…or not…as was the case. With a fairness seldom seen in any sport, the return of winter managed to wipe out the entire Championship programme last…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

To enjoy rugby at its best you have to endure it at its worst. Despite positive intentions from both sides at Headingley on Sunday, neither Leeds nor Bedford could lighten…