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Fun stuff: Leone Nakarawa carries past Munster – one-handed, of course

Five things we learnt in May

Beautiful rugby is back Rugby has become a rather routine affair over the past five years, with hyper-organised defences creating largely risk-averse attacking strategies led by tactical kicking. But thankfully,…

Jonathan Joseph

Aviva Premiership Final preview: Bath v Saracens

Beauty versus the beast. The great entertainers versus the great nullifiers. It’s easy for commentators to paint the narrative of the Aviva Premiership final clash as a battle of styles.…

Trucking up: Carl Fearns takes it to the line against Leicester Tigers

Analysis: Carl Fearns’ bench impact for Bath

In every title-winning campaign there is an unsung hero, a player who is largely unheralded yet integral to success. For Bath this year, the under-the-radar star has been Carl Fearns. Though…

France squad

PSA names preliminary 36-man France squad

Philippe Saint-Andre unveiled his World Cup squad on Tuesday morning and among the 36 names there were a few surprises. Three of the squad involved in France’s last Test match,…

Manu Tuilagi

Manu Tuilagi to miss Rugby World Cup

England centre Manu Tuilagi has been omitted from England’s World Cup squad after being convicted on three charges of assault and one of criminal damage. There are reports he assaulted…

Chief destroyer: Dave Ewers charges forward for Exeter

Aviva Premiership: Team of the season

15. Alex Goode (Saracens) A consummate, classy operator who never seems to get the credit he deserves. Offers calm authority and precise positioning in defence and hits the line nicely in…