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Jamie Lyall

Waisea Nayacalevu: 'Fiji can win the Rugby World Cup'

The Sale-bound Fijian captain recounts his cherished village upbringing and searing rise to international history-maker.

Brett McKay

Disciplinary verdicts as puzzling as ever – even when consistent to a fault

Arguments of inconsistency in SANZAAR's judicial process are mostly superficial, but it is still prone to some puzzling verdicts.

Francisco Isaac

Thierry Futeu: 'The policeman chased me, I pretended to throw a stone at his head and ran for the border'

The Cameroon-born Spain prop has the most arresting back story of robbery, refugee camps and a quest for citizenship.

Pat McCarry

Munster have much to play for after blowing best Champions Cup shot in years

A tantalising European opportunity has been squandered, but the proud province are intent on defending their URC title.

Owain Jones

Sam Warburton: 'It surprises me how few people are prepared to put in the hard work'

The former Lions captain and now respected broadcaster has his say on academy pathways, rugby's doomsayers and Louis Rees-Zammit

Sam Larner

Grassroots rugby 'needs to fit around people's lives or face further challenges'

Rugby's inability to adapt to changing times means the grassroots game is struggling as other formats prosper.

Gregor Paul

Who will be Robertson's choice as All Blacks captain?

New Zealand's new coach may have to take a leap of faith given there is 'no perfect choice' available to him.

Tom Bradshaw

Bryan Habana: 'Sevens already had its watershed moment when it became an Olympic sport'

The Olympics is less than 100 days away and Brian O'Driscoll and Bryan Habana are already expecting the sevens to be seismic.

Jeremy Inson

Chasing the American dream

With World Cups looming in 2031 and 2033, US universities are ramping up their search for talent overseas.

Nick Bishop

Charlie Cale may be the answer to Joe Schmidt's back-row prayers

The young Brumby has potential to become Australia's go-to number eight.

Jamie Lyall

Seb Blake: From Chinnor to the European champions in one crazy year

Gloucester's English and Australian qualified hooker reflects on a blistering rise to the Kingsholm first team.

Francisco Isaac

How agents have helped emerging nations talent triumph

Rugby agents have opened doors and fuelled big moves for talented athletes from diverse and less heralded international background…