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Trophy talk: What are the big talking points around this year's European Challenge Cup?

Challenge Cup: What you may be missing

Welcome domestic break for key clash You don’t have to go far back into the annals of European competition to find Cardiff Blues and London Irish mixing it with some…

Nathan Sharpe

Nathan Sharpe: Rugby’s best locks

At the Dubai Sevens we caught up with Wallaby great Nathan Sharpe. In a stellar 14-year career former Queensland Red and Western Force lock Sharpe won 116 caps, played in three World Cups…

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European Champions Cup: five epic clashes

ROUNDS THREE and four of Europe’s elite club competition sees teams play the same opponents in successive weeks – so it’s a chance to either turn the tables or hammer…

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EXCLUSIVE COLUMN: Chris Cracknell

By Chris Cracknell NOT SO long ago, the highlight of the sevens circuit was the Commonwealth Games, which gives the game the international viewing platform it deserves. However, as we…

Spirits in the night: Grenoble celebrate defeating Toulouse away from home, 25-22

The Top 14 and the death of l’esprit de clocher

There’s a revolution underway in French rugby, one that is having ramifications for the home nations. We’ve already seen evidence of it in October when Toulon, Toulouse and Racing Metro…

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Autumn Tests 2014: End of series awards

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…