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Neil de Kock Q&A: I only planned to stay two years, but the love shown by Saracens meant I stayed for 11!

Scrum-half Neil de Kock returns to South Africa later this summer after 11 years in England, safe in the knowledge that he has helped..

July 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

Wales must start planning for life after Gatland now

By Wales and Lions legend Shane Williams The Lions tour told us many things about Northern Hemisphere rugby. It showed our sides can..

July 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jacko column: Warburton an invaluable role model for all

By Peter Jackson No matter what happens from now on, nothing will stop Sam Warburton taking up permanent residence in that part of the..

July 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Young Gun: George Stokes – Glasgow flanker

Growing up in Spain, George Stokes always faced an uphill battle to make it as a rugby player without the professional pathways that exist..

July 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Gavin Lach – Old Elthamians director of rugby

1. Wrong club attire I’m quite old-school in that I believe a team should look as one and wear the same attire, before and after matches...

July 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

Q&A: Ex-Wallaby James Horwill goes on the record as the new Harlequins captain

New Harlequins captain James Horwill outlines his expectations for the Twickenham Stoop outfit and explains to NEALE HARVEY why the British..

July 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

Judgement: The Fox was simply outstanding in all three Tests

Player of the Tour: Wales’ Jonathan Davies, below, played every minute of the Tests and was in world class form throughout. He won the..

July 13, 2017 with 0 Comments

20 Questions: Jeff Williams – bath wing

Enjoying pre-season? As much as you can enjoy pre-season I guess! I’ve started earlier than most of the squad along with the other..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Garces moved beyond see-no-evil culture when it comes to Kiwi misdemeanours

By Peter Jackson Sonny Bill Williams probably thought he would get away with it just as generations of All Blacks had been getting away..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Review: Slow start saw Lions move from strength to strength before springing into life

Match 1, June 3: Provincial Barbarians 7 British and Irish Lions 13 Okara Park, Whangarei, 19,951 Barely 72 hours off the plane with some..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments