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Calling it quits: Wallaby Pat McCabe has called time on his career after a third fractured neck

Aaron Cruden on Pat McCabe’s injury

Test rugby: blink and you can miss a major moment. Sometimes, in the direst of circumstances you can miss a career. On Saturday, as the Wallabies were choking on the…

Mystery man: Bordeaux's French prop Jefferson Poirot on the gallop against Racing

Top 14: Five French kids to watch

With two rounds gone of the Top 14, Toulon and Toulouse are setting the pace at the top of the table with teams containing a lot of familiar faces. But…

England Women

How England Women’s back row made it count

Kaino-McCaw-Read, Burger-Smith-Roussow, Hill-Back-Dallaglio – the names of World Cup-winning back-row trios roll off the tongue and evoke vivid memories. Often, loose forwards are such a prominent part of their side’s…

Come and get it: Toulon are the reigning Top 14 champs and are favourites again

Top 14 preview: Runners and riders

It’s mid-August which means only one thing – the Top 14 is back. Bayonne host champions Toulon in the opening match om Friday evening and then it’s ten months of…