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Christian Wade

Christian Wade’s fastest men in rugby

  It’s a question posed in every clubhouse, watering hole or playing field in the land. Who are the fastest men in world rugby? The players who leave others clasping…

Apprentice: Tales has kept a close eye on Wilkinson

Tales wants French revenge on New Zealand

By Gavin Mortimer  AS TEST debuts go, they don’t come much tougher than the one endured by Remi Tales. The French fly-half replaced Frederic Michalak 64 minutes into the second…

camille lopez

New Zealand v France: The Preview

HERE'S A curious stat for you. In the professional age, every Six Nations championship following a Lions tour has been won by the French. In 1998 they clinched the Grand…

Chris Ashton

England v New Zealand: The Preview

THERE IS no need for England fans to bow down in worship as the All Blacks run out at Twickenham this weekend in search of their tenth successive win in…

Scott Williams

Wales v New Zealand: Five things we learned

WALES HAVE once again become one of those teams that takes positives from defeats against the world’s best. This time last year that wasn’t the case. Wales were a team…

Worthy effort: Disconsolate Scots

Scotland outclassed by peerless All Blacks

MURRAYFIELD MAY have hosted the world famous All Blacks, but the only way to see the game properly was in a pub where the sounds of the football drowned everything…

Tim Visser

Scotland 22 New Zealand 51: The Verdict

THREE TRIES in eight first-half minutes enabled New Zealand to take the game away from Scotland after a hard-fought first quarter, with the world champions showing their class with some…