June 2011

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Six Nations 2011 – DVD of the Month

ENGLAND’S first Six Nations title for eight years was a strange affair, for rather than build towards their best performances they fizzled out. The Calcutta Cup game made painful viewing…

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Matt Stevens – The chocolate eating champion!

For matt stevens, life at Saracens this season started with a chocolate-eating contest and will end, he hopes, with a return to the England set-up for next month’s Churchill Cup.…

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The Churchill Cup – A World Cup trial

In most years the Churchill Cup is little more than a development event, with little at stake, writes Paul Morgan. But in 2011 everything has changed with the competition becoming…

The other rested player - John Barclay

Rest is not best – Craig Chalmers

Scotland legend Craig Chalmers gives us the inside track on life north of the border as they towards a World Cup, where they are grouped with England. Chalmers says: “THE…

Future England

Lawrence Dallaglios’ England verdict

Former England No 8 and captain Lawrence Dallaglio offers his thoughts on the current state of the England team. “I think the 2011 World Cup is a bit too early…

Tempers flare between James Haskell (2nd R) and Stephen Ferris during the Six Nations

Life and times of Stephen Ferris

I’d encourage anyone who’s a late starter in rugby to believe they can make it. I didn’t pick up a rugby ball regularly until my mid-teens as I was more…

Should youngsters like Toby Faletau (R) feature more in the Wales side?

Is the demand for success damaging the WRU?

Welsh rugby faces a tough couple of years. Regions are struggling financially but still the media and the WRU demand success, writes Paul Turner. It annoys me when I read…

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Rugby stars of the future – Joe Robinson

Something all young players learn quickly is that injury is a big part of the game. It can rule you out of playing at the most inconvenient of times. But…

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Rugby stars of the future – Mark Bennett

Scotland U20 coach Peter Wright believes 18-year-old Mark Bennett is one of the most exciting young talents he’s seen in years. The centre has recently returned from a short spell…