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Hart of gold: James Hart

Dubliner the Hart-beat of Grenoble

AN OSCAR for James Hart, but this one came with no tears, tantrum or tedious acceptance speech. The Oscar given to the 22-year-old Grenoble scrum-half was from Midi Olympique, the…

Is the HCup, currently Toulon's, doomed?

From Heineken Cup to Guinness Champions Cup?

IF FRENCH publication Midi Olympique is to be believed, the union of Premiership Rugby and Ligue Nationale de Rugby could soon be joining forces with world-renowned brand Guinness.

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Video: England Sevens Q&A

THE HSBC World Sevens Series is back! The speediest players in the game are off to the Gold Coast this weekend, where Fiji claimed the title for the second year…

Bezy foot forward: Toulouse and scrum-half Sebastien Bezy are expected to wallop poor Zebre in the first round of the Heineken Cup

Heineken Cup: Our predictions for Round 1

ROUND 1 of the Heineken Cup is here and we thought we would chuck out our predictions for the games and see if you agree with us. If you reckon…

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Stuart Lancaster at England’s kit launch

ENGLAND LAUNCHED their new home shirt in Leeds this week. Here coach Stuart Lancaster and wing Marland Yarde talk about the tradition of the jersey as well as the challenges…

Thinking of the brand: Mark McCafferty

New Salary Cap powers for Premiership Rugby

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY is set to take more of a critical view of its member clubs after it was announced yesterday that clubs may be subjected to more transparent salary cap…

Vipers: Toulon could bite Glasgow

A French guide to the Heineken Cup

By Gavin Mortimer Let’s for a while forget the future and enjoy the present. Yes, the Heineken Cup is upon us and though it may well be the last of…