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Running the risk: Players like Bath's George Ford and Northampton's Tom Wood may risk it for silverware

The problems with the Amlin Challenge Cup

For all the excellent rugby and intriguing on-field plotlines, both of which have been abundant, 2013-14 will always be remembered for its ugly European saga. A very public process of…

Spreading his wings: Chris Robshaw is influencing more games than he was this time last season

Chris Robshaw hitting targets at the right time

The popular view on Chris Robshaw at the start of this season was that he needed to be involved in game-changing moments. Everyone knew his work-rate was phenomenal, but a…

Florian Fritz

Florian Fritz: Concussion a cause for concern

FRIDAY NIGHT was a disaster for Guy Noves. The quarter-final home defeat to Racing Métro was bad enough for the reputation of the Toulouse coach, it but it was the…

Nick Easter

Self-policing in rugby: Right or wrong?

As the second half of Harlequins’ thrilling win over Bath grew fractured and frantic on Saturday, BT Sport commentator Austin Healey indulged in a bit of a whine. Referee Wayne Barnes had…

Toulouse v Castres

Join Ben Cohen at the Top 14 final

Advertising Feature THE TOP 14 Semi-finals take place this weekend – Toulon host Racing Metro on Friday night before Montpellier take on Castres on the Saturday afternoon – and you…

Have a word: Ref Matthew Carley has a word with Bath players during their 19-19 draw with Northampton

Rugby fans’ double standards

The past week has subtly demonstrated a worrying rugby trend. To put it bluntly, two unconnected pieces of news exposed the horrible sense of self-entitled hypocrisy we must all guard…