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Young Gun: Fraser Dingwall – Northampton centre

Biding his time is not the easiest thing to do for Fraser Dingwall who is desperate to break into professional rugby but he understands..

September 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: Sam’s a huge loss but it may work out well for the future

Sam Warburton’s injury is a huge blow for Wales. I thought he was outstanding on the Lions tour and his displays in the second and third..

September 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Arthur Ellis – Ealing Trailfinders flanker

1. Arsene Wenger Wenger’s departure from the club is long overdue; he is just ruining his own legacy by staying on. As a lifelong Arsenal..

September 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: It’s wrong Eddie must wait a year to face those NZ bullets

Eddie Jones was in full ogre-slaying mode this week, sounding like the armour-plated incarnation of St George as he talked about making..

September 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Top Cat still carries the bruises from Meads’ knee

Clive Rowlands woke up yesterday with the same ache in his lower back, just as he has woken up every Saturday for more than half a century...

September 21, 2017 with 0 Comments

20 Questions: Alex O’Meara – Cornish Pirates wing

How was your opening game at Ealing Trailfinders? We played pretty well and we thought we did enough to win but we ended up losing by a..

September 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Hate to say it, but Worcester are looking doomed already

There is no substitute for playing the game, try as you might and no matter what you do, nothing matches actually playing the game. At the..

September 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeremy Guscott: Vunipola has made a vital point that must be discussed

If any Premiership player makes a comment containing the words ‘strike action’ it’s a big statement, but it’s gigantic when it’s..

September 20, 2017 with 0 Comments

My Life in Rugby: Garath Archer – former Newcastle, Bristol and England lock

Despite the fact my dad played on the wing for Gosforth when they were in their hey-day in the 70s, I wasn’t keen on rugby when he took..

September 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Dream Team: Francis Saili – Harlequins centre

1. Tony Woodcock – He played in the Blues front row for so many years and then I was lucky to play with him in Super Rugby and even with..

September 18, 2017 with 0 Comments