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The Championship Blog – Week 4 round-up

HERE’S a bit of statistical analysis to kick-off this week’s Championship blog, writes Richard Grainger. In the Championship — which doesn’t have a sponsor — 355 points were scored in…

Leading men: (L-R) Andy Cosslett and Brett Gosper

Three years to RWC 2015

Today marks three years to the kick-off of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and with that milestone, those tasked with bringing the tournament to the millions of rugby…

Fine form: Newcastle's Richard Mayhew (L) on the charge for the Falcons

The Championship Blog – Week 3 round-up

AFTER THREE weeks of Championship rugby it’s beginning to look as if the sides promoted and relegated to this division may have booked a return ticket back to where they…

The Championship Blog – Week 2 round-up

The Championship Blog – Week 2 round-up

DIVISION NEWCOMERS Jersey travelled to Headingley on Friday for what is believed to have been their first-ever evening fixture, writes Richard Grainger. Despite losing 32-19 to a Leeds side who…

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Lions 2013: Guide to Brisbane

A ‘SEA of red’ dominated the crowd at The Gabba for The British & Irish Lions’ first Test in 2001 and became the iconic image of that year’s Tour to…

Despite plying his trade in France, Brew (left) still hopes to represent his country

Aled Brew enjoying French leave with Biarritz

HE'S GOT the Vespa, he’s learning French and Aled Brew has even been bodyboarding in the famous Biarritz surf. Yes, the former Dragons’ wing is enjoying his new life in…

Chairman John Taylor (L) shares his thoughts on their new signing

John Taylor on Henson’s lifeline

THE LEICESTER back row will be dusting off their tuxedos in anticipation of giving Gavin Henson a dancing lesson at the Kassam Stadium, come September 2, writes Richard Grainger. For…

The FFR are tired of playing second fiddle

French Focus: New home planned for France

FIRST THE good news. Five years from now rugby fans will no longer be required to trudge out to the Stade de France every time France play a home international.…

London Welsh have everything to prove

London Welsh have everything to prove

LONDON WELSH have belatedly been confirmed as the new boys in England’s rugby master-class. But will they still be there this time next year, asks Richard Grainger. An old proverb…