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Imposing sight: The haka has provoked varied responses from opposition teams over the years

Responding to the haka

One-on-one At its heart, the haka is a symbolic ritual representing the challenge laid down by one team to another. But the Kapa O Pango’s group mentality belies the more…

Ash-tonishing: Chris Ashton's 2010 try against Australia was one of Twickenham's best

Autumn International tries

Rob Kearney – Ireland v New Zealand, 2013  Ireland fans must have thought it couldn’t get much better when their side led 14-0 after less than 20 minutes against an…

Sheer delight: can Danny Care help England achieve World Cup victory in 2015?

Rugby World Cup memories: Danny Care

Jonny makes history – 2003 “I have to start with Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal,” says Care. “It’s the ultimate memory for any English rugby fan, that right-footed drop-goal. The way they…

Making a point: Israel Dagg (left) and Cory Jane are delighted to have retained the trophy

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

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Rugby conversion in the snow

All in the name of fun, and a viral video – watch a rugby conversion with a difference. Here an adrenalin junkie, or madman, depending on your view, has been…

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts picks his Top 5 centres

Since making his debut as a wing in 2008, Jamie Roberts has gone on to play in 63 Tests for Wales and tour with the Lions on two occasions. In…