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No excuses: Stuart Lancaster

England announce mammoth fixtures for 2014

ENGLAND HAVE announced a doozy of a fixtures list for next season’s QBE autumn Internationals. In 2014, England will play New Zealand on November 8, South Africa on November 15,…

Too rebellious for the Rebels: Jamesy boy

ARU tear up James O’Connor’s contract

UNRULY KIDS rarely expect to get their comeuppance, but for the wayward son of Australian rugby James O’Connor, he has finally got the clip round his ear he will have…

Injury doubt: Jamie Roberts hits the line hard

Wales in Focus: Five things we’ve learned

THE EUROPEAN crisis has huge ramifications for Northern Hemisphere rugby. The quest for a fairer qualification system, which is fully justified, and the desire to control the game with the…

Free pass: Would Connacht qualify for the Heineken on merit?

A chat with the ERC Chief Executive

AS YET another round of press releases about the future of the ERC and the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups whizzes around the atmosphere like so many deflating balloons, it…

Man with vision: Leicester Tigers fly-half and captain previews the upcoming Midlands derby with Northampton Saints

Video: Toby Flood previews Tigers versus Saints

THIS WEEKEND second place Northampton Saints take on third place Leicester Tigers in the fifth round of the Aviva Premiership at the Tigers' den, Welford Road. Check out this video…

Welsh pride: Justin Burnell took charge of Welsh this season

The Championship Blog: Round Three

After Week Three, eight clubs are sandwiched between the two unbeaten sides and the two still looking for their first win in the Greene King IPA Championship. Few would have…