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The only scorer: Ruari Cushion

Championship blog: Round 12 wrap

JUST FOUR points separate the top four clubs, while a relegation dogfight finally gets under way at the other end of the table, following the final matches in week 12…

Smiling Sarries: Chris Ashton and Saracens did all the celebrating at Kingsholm

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Richard Parks, the former Wales flanker, is this week’s ultimate saint as he achieved the fastest ever solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Briton, and…

Naughty boy: Nick Easter vented on Twitter

TMO overkill is harming referees’ credibility

One of rugby’s finest assets is how respect for officials gets engrained in players from the moment they first take up the sport. Addressing a referee as “sir” is not…

Success story: Henry and Smith celebrate their RWC win

Life after rugby for Richie McCaw

IN THE February edition of Rugby World, All Blacks legend Richie McCaw told us how much he's enjoying coaching kids when he's not training, as part of his involvement with…

Politicians needed?: First Minister Carwyn Jones

Wales: Five things we learned in December

The lowest point on earth is Challenger Deep, located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. That was, until New Year’s Eve 2013. The new lowest point on earth is…

Not his time yet: Saracens' Will Fraser

What England need for the Six Nations

As Rugby World Cup 2015 creeps closer, the upcoming Six Nations will provide more fascinating insight into each competing country’s prospects. As the only northern hemisphere nation to beat a…

Consolation: Mugford kicked one penalty

Championship blog: round 11 wrap

It was a far from happy Hogmanay for the London Scottish faithful who travelled to Goldington Road to watch the Exiles squander the chance to consolidate a top four place…

Three bust-kateers: Burger, Botha and McCaw

Rugby World versus Richie McCaw

Rugby World: Tell us about your sabbatical Richie McCaw: I’d had a couple of injuries over the previous couple of years. My body was OK, it was more the mental…