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Blue back row: Josh Navidi is pulled into the Six Nations squad alongside fellow breakaway Andries Pretorius

Wales Six Nations squad announced

THE MOMENT has come. They may have had a horrible autumn and they may have an injury list heavier than a Scott Quinnell sandwich, but Rob Howley and his wounded…

Better luck next time: Laidlaw's sending off is the least of Edinburgh's worries as they fail to make it through to the quarters

Heineken Cup Round 5: Winners and Losers

WE ARE now left with one last round in the Heineken Cup pool stages, with teams not so much balanced on a knife’s edge as trying to clamber onto the…

Galloping flanker: Tom Croft makes a dynamic return for Leicester Tigers

Tom Croft: Twitter Q&A

WITH STUART Lancaster’s Elite Player Squad (EPS) being released this week, many will be happy to see the return of one of England’s most athletic and skilled back rowers, Tom…

Braced: Francois Van der Merwe

Heineken Cup Round 5: Five must-watch clashes

SPORTING CLICHES are often abused. Every tournament has a Group of Death and every player is weighed and measured to see if they will be found inferior or capable of…

Tough times: Plymouth's Aaron Carpenter is tackled by Jacob Rown

The Championship Blog – Week 13 round-up

LONDON SCOTTISH grab the spotlight this week after a storming 26-23 win over Bedford Blues at the Athletic Ground. Bedford, who started 2013 in second place behind the Falcons and…

New generation: Maxime Machenaud

New Year predictions: 2013

GET THE chopping block ready. Remove the ceremonial stretching-rings. It's time to put my neck on the line. The season has, so far, provided very few genuine shocks. However, as…

The Championship Blog – Festive round-up

The Championship Blog – Festive round-up

THE HIGHLIGHT of the festive period was London Scottish’s performance at Kingston Park where they almost pulled off a shock win over Championship leaders Newcastle. In front of the Sky…

Fine form: Sheridan is having a cracking season in France

Top 14: Expat half-term report

JONNY WILKINSON brought down the curtain on 2012 in fine style, signing off with a 26-point haul as Toulon crushed Perpignan 46-13 and consolidated their position as the Top 14’s…