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Young Gun: Josh Gray – Barnard Castle No.8

Josh Gray was just 12 when his brother Alex led England U20s to the Junior World Cup final in 2011 and that was the moment that fuelled his..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle to..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Saracens are great but can they keep going?

Congratulations to Sarries on the totally expected win in last week’s Champions Cup final. They have made history and written the name of..

May 26, 2017 with 0 Comments

Room 101: Ollie Dawe – Bristol prop

1. Second-hand jokes It annoys me when I tell a funny story or a joke and someone else repeats it shortly afterwards and gets a bigger..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain’s Premiership of the Year

Saracens’ exceptional European Cup double explains why they have almost half the starting line-up in my 2016-17 Team of the Season. The..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: We need Bomb back coaching OUR props

I’ve always had a lot of time for Adam Jones, but he didn’t strike me as a potential coach, not initially at least. That said, it..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

National League One Dream Team

Hartpury College became the first team in history to win 30 from 30 in National League One as the West Country side took the league by..

May 25, 2017 with 0 Comments

20 Questions: Joe Munro – Ealing Trailfinders centre

How do you look back at the semi-finals against Yorkshire Carnegie? We self-imploded for 20 minutes in the first half at home and that’s..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Brendan Gallagher: Premiership final promises to be an absolute cracker

So after 22 rounds and two pulsating skin-of-your- teeth semis Wasps will play Exeter in the Aviva Premiership Final in a game that every..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Ritchie gets even richer thanks to RFU pay

Ian Ritchie’s sudden announcement that he is leaving his £700,000 a year post as the RFU’s chief executive this summer after five..

May 24, 2017 with 0 Comments