The All Blacks once had the most devastating bench in world rugby.
The All Blacks once had the most devastating bench in world rugby.
Tri-Nations success has left Springbok fans with a sense of what might have been
With a new broadcast deal and coaching set-up, there’s reason for optimism in Australia right now.
Dave Alred puts the boot in on critics who want to see more running rugby
The Nations Cup rolled into its second week but highlights were scarce as caution ruled
Rugby players never go out on the park to lose – but it’s not the players who criticism hurts the most.
Scotland are rock solid defensively but need to more clinical in converting pressure into points
Thibault Giroud has applied sports science to make France one of the world’s most durable teams
Right from the third minute of Argentina’s win over New Zealand, the Pumas’ intent was clear.
Ex-England flanker Tom Wood says Eddie Jones’ back-row quandary is a good problem to have
The way Andy Farrell handles his captain will define his tenure as Ireland head coach.
Marriage between media and clubs is in trouble but it’s not too late to save relationship
Argentina’s victory over New Zealand showed that more matches don’t always lead to better results.
Argentina shocked the All Blacks – now they need to show it wasn’t a one-off
The All Blacks’ dominance is slipping away and the NZ youth may not be ready for the challenge ahead.
Luke Charteris is proving to be a big hit as a young coach at Bath
Brodie Retallick’s absence has hurt the All Blacks this year and never more so than during their defeat to Argentina.
‘Dimes’ can flip at any moment, but Sale’s director of rugby is still top-dollar entertainment
The Autumn Nations Cup is live and while not perfect, rugby lovers have plenty of rugby to feast upon
Once imperious and almost unbeatable, the All Blacks are now in the midst of a crisis that many fear will never end.
Upcoming back-row stars are challenging England’s established order
Wales prop Rhys Carré is set to continue his rugby education in the Autumn Nations Cup
The All Blacks’ mental skills helped them win consecutive World Cups. Is it becoming a weakness again?
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The All Blacks are struggling to come to terms with World Rugby’s efforts to stamp out high tackling.
Makazole Mapimpi’s story brought Rassie Erasmus to tears but he wants his situation to inspire change
Taniela Tupou showed in Bledisloe IV exactly what the All Blacks are missing from their propping stables.
It’s been a tough year for Argentina but it will be bloody good to have Los Pumas back
Jake Polledri is building a fearsome reputation as a ball-carrier and is Italy’s new totem
The All Blacks have lost three men to red cards in four years. They’ve still not learned any lessons.
Everyone said the All Blacks were mad to shift Beauden Barrett to fullback. But it turns out everyone was wrong.
Picking the right captain can be difference between success and failure for a coach
Ireland’s home-based selection policy is both a blessing and a curse
Les Bleus are looking to Pacific territories for talent, but will it bring heartbreak for young players in France?
Akira Ioane has always been earmarked for greatness – but there have been a few speedbumps along the way.
Caleb Clarke may be 110kg of destructive power, but he’s no one-trick pony.
Fans are focusing on Leicester’s ‘sell-out’ yet turning a blind eye to Amazon’s TV deal
The truncated Six Nations came to a close on ‘Super Saturday’ leaving armchair fans just about sated
After two relatively safe showings, the Wallabies’ defence fell apart in Sydney. What went wrong?
After four years of constant change, the All Blacks have now found a midfield partnership that works.
It’s been a year since Kolisi lifted the World Cup but that’s only the start for Springbok skipper
The 2020 Six Nations will go down as a curious affair but firm conclusions are required
The England full-back opens up on the toughest month of his career and life in Japan
Wales’ transition from old defence coach to new has been far from smooth.
Pasifika’s dreams continue to be crushed. Is it because Oceania’s heavyweights fear for their labour supply?
Dual international John Allan says players can have ‘two hearts’ but must be single-minded
Justin Marshall and George Gregan became best friends amid the game’s most ferocious rivalry.
Six years after his arrival, Bundee Aki has left an indelible mark on Connacht and Irish rugby.
A wave of euphoria swept through New Zealand rugby in June, but the bubble has burst.
South Africans swapping heat of Highveld for cold comforts of a big payday in Russia
One unusual moment from Liam Messam’s many matches against Australia stands out above the rest.
The XV investigates the game’s most influential ball carriers in the last 12 months
Andy Farrell needs to deliver a Six Nations title if he wants to be the toast of Ireland
The All Blacks are no strangers to filth and yet they have no love of the enforcer.
English rugby needs to make sobering call for last orders on promotion and relegation
The wait for the call from your coach to inform you if you’re in or out is agonising
The man set to replace Warren Gatland almost produced one of the greatest upsets of the modern era.
Gopperth is the sheriff in town as Wasps prepare for final showdown
Unorthodox, scary, driven… everyone coached by Eddie Jones has a story to tell
The All Blacks are rightfully fearful expectation could limit Caleb Clarke’s potential.
The All Blacks changed tack and used their ball carriers to overwhelm the Wallabies in Bledisloe II.
The question of eligibility is an emotive subject in the world of international rugby
Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 served up a match of thrilling intensity with the Devonians worthy champs
A young, fearless Wallabies team is rebuilding the reputation of Australian rugby.
Dave Ewers has overcome eviction, injuries and self-doubt to be on the cusp of glory
Imhoff is a father figure for Racing’s band of brothers in Champions Cup showpiece
Despite a new head coach, not much has changed for the All Blacks, tactically speaking.
Second row’s strong roots can help Bristol branch out in Challenge Cup final
On Sunday, for the first time in almost three decades, a Kiwi referee took charge of an All Blacks match.
A rash of Top 14 red cards, has seen many French commentators call for more flair and less flare
The All Blacks can’t win games by dropping a goal and it’s a big problem for them.
Townsend channels Fergie and Pep to get a team-first ethos with Scotland
Two heavyweights are ready to trade blows in a punchy Gallagher Premiership final
Sam Cane’s reign began with a draw, but the new All Blacks captain won the respect of his nation.
Premiership Rugby has endured an annus horribilis and changes to their governance must be afoot
Losing to England means the All Blacks start a new era with a pain that will fuel them for years.
Ashton Hewitt has found his voice and is determined to call out racist bigots
World Cup-winning coach believes a broken game can be fixed with a return to old school values
Ian Foster begins his All Blacks coaching era with a luxury not afforded to his predecessor.
Why the schools system in Leinster is both a blessing and a curse to Irish rugby
Sam Cane has long been destined to be All Blacks captain.
Is the unpalatable truth that rugby in days of yore was boorish and bedraggled?
The homogenisation of loose forwards is killing a whole generation of would-be No 8s.
Racing 92 attack coach Mike Prendergast explains Finn Russell’s modus operandi
Rugby Australia needs more initiatives to engage those with Indigenous heritage.
Professional players face financial ruin if they don’t adapt to the new Covid world.
What is it that makes the bond between a father and a son so special?
Will the Springboks change up their tactics from the World Cup when the Lions come to SA?
Gabriel Ibitoye left Harlequins for a new challenge and he’s making headlines at Agen
Australia and New Zealand currently hate each other, but they desperately need each other.
South African rugby is throwing its weight behind the PRO16 after stagnating down South
Super Rugby Aotearoa engaged fans but broke the players and may not be the long term answer for NZ.
Once heralded a superstar, Huw Jones saw his stock plummet but his self-belief has never waned
Tupou Vaa’i didn’t even have a Super Rugby contract at the start of the year. Now he’s an All Black.
Rugby has protected its assets for too long, it needs to open up to survive and thrive
The pressure to make the right decisions as a referee is at a tipping point
Anton Lienert-Brown has fought a long mental battle to become a regular All Black.
Jacques Nienaber says his Springboks are playing catch-up but the Lions should be wary
Unorthodox but brilliant, Scott Robertson wants a job with the British and Irish Lions.
It’s pretty easy…scrum, lineout, ruck. Yet some forwards have shown they can’t follow that simple brief