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In the spotlight: O'Connor talks to the media with Brian Smith (left) at London Irish this week

Aviva Premiership One to Watch: James O’Connor

James O'Connor, the 23-year-old Australian utility back who joined London Irish this week and will make his debut for his new club against Northampton Saints at the Madejski Stadium on…

Turned a corner: Remi Tales

Is there an identity crisis for France?

The editorial in Monday’s edition of Midi Olympique pulled no punches. The national team is beset by a “gloomy lassitude”, declared the paper, brought on by a year in which…

Openside masterclass: Justin Tipuric has been in fine form

Five things we’ve learnt in Welsh rugby: October

Lazarus Syndrome is a medical condition where the patient is pronounced dead – whilst being very much alive. Having found themselves in a Heineken Cup group with Clermont Auvergne, Harlequins…

Continuing his impressive rise: Ben Mowen

Teams for England and Australia

The stage is set and the first test of the November campaign is almost here. Both Australia and England have named their starting line-ups for this Saturday at Twickenham. There…

A season of lows so far: Moseley

The Championship Blog: Week 5

If Bristol Director of Rugby Andy Robinson was disappointed about his side’s second-half performance against Nottingham on Sunday, he will be even more frustrated by a careless breach of regulations…