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Lions 2013: Should the Force be weakened?

WHEN ONE former Wallaby was asked whether he would be happy to be a senior Western Force player rested for today’s clash with the British and Irish Lions he responded…

Top 14 final

Win a trip to the Top 14 final!

THIS IS your chance to see who will be next to lift the Bouclier de Brennus at Stade de France on Saturday 1 June. TV5MONDE – the international French-language channel…

Viscious grin: Kevin Yates at Bath, 1998

Gnashing and crashing: when rugby gets bite-y

IT WAS a headline writer’s dream at the weekend as football’s pantomime villain Luis Suarez revealed his bloomers once again, embarrassing himself and everyone else associated with him by biting…

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Rugby Personality of the Year 2012

AT THE end of a rollercoaster year, the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year bash was extravagant as it was tearful. We are desperately trying not to let go…

New Zealand

Watch the 2015 World Cup draw live!

THE POOL draw for the 2015 World Cup takes place at 3pm today – and you can watch it unfold live here. Who will defending champions New Zealand be grouped…

Wrestle

Wrestling drills for rugby

WRESTLING DRILLS are a great conditioning tool for rugby and help to bring a competitive edge to training. Rugby World fitness editor John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, suggests…

Game over:

French focus: Top 14 Quarter-final play-offs

IN FRANCE they call them ‘les barrages’, in English we’d call them ‘play-offs’; perhaps the best description is the Top 14 quarter-finals, which is in effect what unfolds on Saturday…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

LONDON WELSH showed the RFU exactly what they thought of the their decision to bar them from the Aviva Premiership by making the Cornish Pirates walk the plank at the…