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Fire starter: Will James Hook be able to kickstart a Gloucester resurgence?

Start of season talking points

Gloucester to pack a punch Gloucester simply weren’t at the races last season, with a porous defence leaking 60 tries and finishing a lowly ninth. It served to be the…

A new season beckons: The teams, players and fans are good to go - so what are your predictions?

New season SuperBru predictions!

We have worked with SuperBru to bring you another season of pitting your wits against other Rugby World readers, proving you’re more than a tad clairvoyant and more than a…

Foreign legion: Aussie James O'Connor and Chris Masoe run at Ireland's Johnny Sexton

Top 14: Is there a blueprint for success?

Last season’s Top 14 was fiercely contested with just a 16-point gap separating top side Toulon and Brive in ninth place. As a comparison, the difference between first and ninth place was 43…

The bringer of peace? WRU Chief Exec Roger Lewis speaks about peace outside the Millennium Stadium

Wales rugby: Five things we learned in August

Welsh rugby gets its house in order The Welsh language was removed from the list of endangered languages in July. Until August, it looked as though Welsh rugby may have…

Nick Tompkins

Aviva Premiership: Five young Englishmen to watch

The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel…

The War of the Daffodils os over: Now it's time to focus on the business of rugby in Wales

Wales: WRU and RRW are finally in agreement!

The War of the Daffodils was brought to an end with the signing of the Rugby Services Agreement (RSA). The new agreement brings to an end a highly damaging period…