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Articles from RugbyPaper columnists Jeremy Guscott, Peter Jackson, Jeff Probyn and Nick Cain.

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

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

Shane Williams: Stick with Scott to lead the siege on Murrayfield

Wales’ performance against England was their best for two years – but I just couldn’t understand some of the substitutions Rob Howley..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeremy Guscott: Start Te’o against Italy and utilise Daly from full-back

In an ideal world Eddie Jones would love to arrive at the 2019 World Cup in Japan with 38 players that he could rotate freely in an England..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain gets an insight into the mind of England’s new midfield ace Ben Te’o

Ben Te’o and the England ‘finishers’ have got a strut in their step after making the difference in the late wins over France and..

February 22, 2017 with 0 Comments

Nick Cain: Crooked feeds are making a mockery of our game

These days TV commentators are clearly under orders from broadcasters not to mention them, but our readers say that crooked scrum feeds..

February 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jeff Probyn: Let’s hope it’s not referees who decide this Six Nations

The one thing we didn’t need has already happened and we have only just started what should be a contest between teams. In two of the..

February 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Shane Williams: Why I worry for Wales in Edinburgh showpiece

Wales usually expect to win in Scotland, but I think this month’s trip to Murrayfield could be the toughest game of the Six Nations for..

February 16, 2017 with 0 Comments