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Putting the boot in: Mike Blair dispatches a box kick for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership

Mike Blair picks his top five No 9’s

He’s Scotland’s most capped scrum-half, has played at three World Cups and is a British and Irish Lion. Throw in domestic stints in Scotland, France and England and you’d expect Newcastle…

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Harlequins team up with GB Wheelchair Rugby

By Bea Asprey  JUMPING OUT of my skin while mid-conversation with Harlequins’ Chief Executive is not usually part of the plan but two wheelchairs have just collided at speed with…

Step to it: Leiua in action for the Hurricanes this season

Five things you should know about Alapati Leiua

By Bea Asprey  LONDON WASPS have snapped up one of Super Rugby’s power houses in Alapati Leiua. He’s been formidable for the Hurricanes this season, and Wasps Director of Rugby…

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Top 14: French rugby reaches crescendo

What a day we have in store this Saturday in the Top 14. It’s the last day of the regular season yet after 25 rounds of competition only two clubs…

Scampering to a final: Knock-on aside, Kahn Fotuali'i punished Harlequins in the Amlin semi-final

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Stunning Sarries There were so many outstanding performers in the Saracens ranks on Saturday, when they shocked the rugby world with an extraordinary 46-6 win over Clermont Auvergne,…

Record breaker: Chris Ashton was outstanding against Clermont with his 11th try in this year's Heineken

Five things we learned: Clermont v Saracens

The very best of a bad situation There’s little point sugar-coating anything – Twickenham remaining barely a quarter full for a Heineken Cup semi-final was hugely embarrassing. In fact, it…

Blown away: Sitiveni Sivivatu is knocked onto his backside by Saracens' Schalk Brits

Clermont Auvergne: Dismantling a dream

In his seminal book The Boys of Summer, American sports writer Roger Kahn spent time with baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers. A luminary Jackie Robinson was there, but Kahn was seeing years…

General Lee: Wrecking-ball back-rower Fritz Lee disposes of Manu Tuilagi in the Heineken Cup quarters

Key clashes: The Heineken Cup semis

Saracens vs. Clermont, Twickenham – Saturday, April 26 Billy Vunipola v Fritz Lee Genuine wrecking-balls are worth their considerable weight in gold and at Twickenham, two of the most effective on…