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Jeff Probyn: ‘Periodisation’ is a training concept from years back

With the first break in the Six Nations upon us, it gives the chance to look back at what is the most exciting contest we have had for a..

February 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher remembers the 1977 Lions tour

History has not been kind to the 1977 Lions and, coming after the triumphs of 1971 and 1974, they were, perhaps, on a hiding to nothing but..

February 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Chris Cracknell battling to avoid the scrapheap

Former Fiji 7s coach Chris Cracknell fears he may have to quit rugby after failing to find work following last August’s stunning Olympics..

February 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Billy Burns – Gloucester scrum-half

1. Hoovering My girlfriend may disagree but I like to think I do my fair share of tidying up. One thing I absolutely hate though is..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: O’Driscoll is on the case to find any Kiwi flaws

When it comes to the lengths New Zealand will go to turn over the Lions there are none with better first-hand knowledge than Brian..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: No excuses, Rob, you did get it wrong over Moriarty

During the wash-up over the raging tidal wave of emotions unleashed in Cardiff all week, Wales found it necessary to deny that Ross..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Bath reap benefits from Cheika snub with Ben Tapuai

Ben Tapuai admits leaving Australia left him “scared” but says a fresh start was necessary after being snubbed by Wallabies boss..

February 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Italy draft in Allan for Twickenham clash

Tommaso Allan will start for Italy in their Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham on Sunday. The Treviso fly-half, who takes over..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Worcester sign Jersey second-rower

Jersey Reds lock Pierce Phillips has been signed by Worcester Warriors ahead of next season. The 24-year-old, a towering presence at 6ft..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

England cricket legend’s grandson debuts for Wales U20s

James Botham, grandson of England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, will make his Wales U20s debut against Scotland on Friday. The blindside,..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments