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Nick Cain – the RFU should call off their plan for autumn showdown

The England team rescued and brought back to rude health by Eddie Jones is in danger of being sold down the river next season. That the RFU..

March 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Eddie’s lionhearts must now dispel the myth of supermen

As this year’s Six Nations finishes with more of a fizz than a bang, with everything decided last week, have we learned anything that we..

March 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Unthinkable demise of Stade Francais after Mad Max’s razzmatazz    

When Max Guazzini bowed out six years ago, Stade Francais had good reason to feel as safe as the Central European Bank. After all hadn’t..

March 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher’s Team of the Six Nations

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland): One of few modern players with genuine x-factor. A try scorer and provider. Rob Kearney was in decent nick. 14...

March 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: Sorry, France, but this was not in spirit of the game!

What an effort by Wales. What a sham by France! Some might call it cheating, others will say what happened with the substitution of the..

March 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Europe’s finest being sold down the river

Welcome to Northern Hemisphere rugby’s endless road. An 11 month season which purports to be all things to all men, but actually gives..

March 23, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher: Good riddance to record run, now Eddie can experiment

It had to happen – and in fact you could argue it might have been better for England if France had nicked the win they probably deserved..

March 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeremy Guscott: So, why did England give Ireland so much ball?

It was always going to be a tough ask to claim a second Grand Slam on the bounce in Dublin but I thought England might have more up their..

March 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Young Gun: Will Jones – Wales U20s captain

Enjoying the student life while trying to become a professional rugby player is not easy but Wales U20s captain Will Jones is proving..

March 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Gareth Steenson – Exeter fly-half

1. Traffic I’m lucky that I don’t have too far to travel to get to work because I live close to Sandy Park and I only come across..

March 16, 2017 with 0 Comments