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Top 14: Pau ready to enter the promised land

Rarely has one team dominated their rivals the way Pau have this season in ProD2. Crowned champions of France’s second division a month before the end of the regular season,…

Handling the players: Nigel Owens with Chris Robshaw. Is he the best ref in the world?

Poll: Who is the best rugby referee in the world?

Earleir in April, World Rugby announced their 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup, as well as listing the seven assistant referees and four television match officials who…

Sheer joy: Brock James is hugged by Wesley Fofana at the end of the win over Saracens. (Photo Inpho)

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Diamond chip The most delicate of dinks created the solitary try of Saturday’s European Champions Cup semi-final between Clermont Auvergne and Saracens. Clermont No 10 Brock James popped…

Body on the line: Burger hurls himself into a tackle at Twickenham

Tackle by tackle: How Jacques Burger stopped Clermont

If Saracens are the comic villains of European rugby – and one prominent Irish blog has rather wittily christened them Globo Gym after the muscly-but-dumb badguys in Ben Stiller’s boisterous movie…