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David Flatman

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Justin Marshall

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Ross Harries

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Sam Peters

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Jamie Lyall

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Q. Does The XV stream live match content?

No. The XV does not provide any live match streaming. We are focused on providing a mix of thought-provoking journalism, big-name player interviews, star columns and podcasts brought to you by an experienced editorial team from around the world.

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Our award-winning writers are wholly supported by our member’s subscriptions. The XV prides itself on delivering premium content, without the clickbait, so that readers can enjoy our rugby features in an ad-free environment