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Brian O'Driscoll The Test

Brian O’Driscoll: The Test – book review

In The Test, Brian O’Driscoll takes the reader behind the scenes of his life from his childhood to his retirement from playing this year, dealing honestly with the most traumatic of…

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Should Stuart Lancaster pick Steffon Armitage?

Roger Uttley believes Stuart Lancaster is gambling by not selecting Steffon Armitage and will have to think again should England come a cropper in the QBE autumn series. “Is Stuart…

Them's the rules: Do some rugby laws need a bit of a rethink?

Laws and refereeing: 5 ways to improve the game

1. CHOKE TACKLE MADNESS The choke tackle, in which turnovers are effected by preventing the ball carrier from going to ground, was much admired when Ireland introduced it to union…

Number one: George North scores his first try, with three more on the way

Saints and Sinners: the weekend’s talking points

The Saints The Fab Four George North gave a try-scoring master-class as he crossed the whitewash no less than four times during Northampton’s 34-6 win over the Ospreys in round…

Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for

European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

Farrell out to prove a point  Given the injuries that have hampered his season to date, Owen Farrell’s inclusion in England’s squad for the Autumn Internationals was, for once, not a…