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So close: Ben Foden and his Northampton team-mates will be driving hard against Saracens this Saturday

Aviva Premiership final: Five key areas

Although Leicester and Harlequins contributed significantly to a pair of intense, exciting semis, there is little doubt that the cream has risen to the top of the Aviva Premiership. In…

Loving life: Drew Mitchell roars with delight after Toulon overcame Munster in the Heineken Cup semis

Drew Mitchell on life with Toulon

There is a pause of almost five seconds before Drew Mitchell lets out a groan of frustration and throws in the towel. “No,” he admits after being asked if he…

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson announces retirement

Jonny Wilkinson today, in typically understated fashion, officially notified the rugby world that he was to hang up the boots that struck 1246 glorious points on the international stage at…

Running the risk: Players like Bath's George Ford and Northampton's Tom Wood may risk it for silverware

The problems with the Amlin Challenge Cup

For all the excellent rugby and intriguing on-field plotlines, both of which have been abundant, 2013-14 will always be remembered for its ugly European saga. A very public process of…

Spreading his wings: Chris Robshaw is influencing more games than he was this time last season

Chris Robshaw hitting targets at the right time

The popular view on Chris Robshaw at the start of this season was that he needed to be involved in game-changing moments. Everyone knew his work-rate was phenomenal, but a…

Florian Fritz

Florian Fritz: Concussion a cause for concern

FRIDAY NIGHT was a disaster for Guy Noves. The quarter-final home defeat to Racing Métro was bad enough for the reputation of the Toulouse coach, it but it was the…

Putting the boot in: Mike Blair dispatches a box kick for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership

Mike Blair picks his top five No 9′s

He’s Scotland’s most capped scrum-half, has played at three World Cups and is a British and Irish Lion. Throw in domestic stints in Scotland, France and England and you’d expect Newcastle…