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Nick Cain picks his Premiership Dream Team

Posted on May 21, 2014 by in Nick Cain<p>Selecting a Team of the Season is always a subjective business, and although statistics tell part of the story, …

Gareth Anscombe told to come now or miss World Cup

Warren Gatland has opened the door for Gareth Anscombe to play his way into Wales’ World Cup squad.<p>Gatland confirmed he held talks with the …

Kane Douglas shouldn't be ignored for French Tests, says Nathan Grey

"As a Wallabies supporter, I want the best 15 players in the country putting that jersey on whenever it's available," Grey said. "I don't care where …

Whatever happened to... The 1998 Wales team humiliated 96-13 by South Africa?

This summer Warren Gatland's men will go on a tour of South Africa.<p>Facing the Spingboks in their own back yard is one of the most daunting prospects …

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Aviva Premiership 2013/14: Final Round live on BT Sport

| @SportOnTheBox |<p>The final Aviva Premiership play-off berth will be decided this weekend and BT Sport will screen two live games as the 2013/14 …

Time is right for Danny Cipriani to return to England fold

Bringing back the Sale fly-half will not prevent Lancaster from looking at some of his emerging talent<p>Cast your mind back a few years and to what many described as a crisis – where were the English-qualified No 10s? There was Jonny Wilkinson and Toby Flood and then who?<p>Was the lack of emerging …

Connacht sign All Black Mils Muliaina

RaboDirect PRO12<p>Connacht sign All Black Mils Muliaina<p>ESPN Staff<p>May 5, 2014<p>Mils Muliaina will bring huge experience to Connacht © Getty …

Wales star Alun Wyn Jones on why he shunned French Top 14, Aviva Premiership and WRU central contract to stay with Ospreys

Wales star Alun Wyn Jones has defended his decision to shun the lure of France, England or a central contract to commit to the Ospreys – despite …

All Blacks great Mils Muliaina agrees move to Connacht

<b>Former All Black star Mils Muliaina has agreed a one-year deal with Irish province Connacht.</b><p>Muliaina, 33, retired from New Zealand duty following the 2011 World Cup after bringing up his caps haul to 100.<p>The full-back is currently in his second spell with the Waikato-based Chiefs after a stint in …

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Sebastien Chabal announces retirement after 16-year career

Former France international will play his last game on Sunday when he turns out a final time for Lyon, his current club which he has helped seal promotion to the Top 14<p>Former <b>France</b> international Sébastien Chabal will end his 16-year playing career on Sunday. The 36-year-old Chabal won 62 caps for …

Rugby is booming in this country, so do not think of moving it to a summer sport

More ties, more success, more excitement. The game does not need radical surgery, but shifting the season by a month could make sense<p>English club rugby has never been in ruder health. Choose your indicator of well-being. Three of the four sides in the finals of the two <b>European Rugby</b> competitions …

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Ryan Jones available for Bristol's play-offs

RFU Championship<p>Ryan Jones available for Bristol's play-offs<p>ESPN Staff<p>May 6, 2014<p>Ryan Jones will join Bristol with immediate effect © Getty …

Ryan Jones set for Bristol promotion bid debut

<b>Veteran forward Ryan Jones has swapped Ospreys' failed Pro12 title bid for Bristol's attempt at winning promotion to the Premiership.</b><p>Jones, 33, is set to face Rotherham in the English Championship semi-final first leg on Saturday.<p>His transfer to the English club came early because of the terms of …

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The Ospreys announce their fifth signing of the season as young prop pens a three-year deal

Thomas is the fifth signing the Ospreys have made ahead of next season's campaign, joining Rynier Bernardo, Josh Matevesi, Dan Evans and Sam Parry at …

Mike Tindall poised to announce retirement

England<p>Mike Tindall poised to announce retirement<p>ESPN Staff<p>May 3, 2014<p>Mike Tindall carries his daughter Mia after what is likely to be his last home …

South African sides in worrying trends

And after the Sharks loss to the Highlanders at the weekend, the failure of the Bulls to win a game on their tour, and the earlier lack of success …

Scott Fardy, Matt Toomua, Angus Cottrell — who is the Australian Super Rugby player of the week?

THE Brumbies continued their Super Rugby surge while the Western Force bounced back to lead the way for Australia in round 11.<p>The Brumbies thumped …

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Super Rugby R11 review: Brumbies hammer Chiefs; Force master wet; Reds, Waratahs beaten

IT was a mixed weekend of Super Rugby action for Australia with the Brumbies and Force flying the flag and entrenching themselves in the top six.<p>The …

Fine line between Anzac Day and sport: David Pocock

"It's an important day for Australians. I'm loathe to compare anything sport wise with military language, I think it's a bit disrespectful for people …

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Wycliff Palu on hold for Waratahs' time of need

Injury has robbed NSW of his expertise many times over. After a good, long pre-season and a solid start to the season, Waratahs coach Michael Cheika …

Cipriani in frame for England recall

England<p>Cipriani in frame for England recall<p>ESPN Staff<p>April 20, 2014<p>Danny Cipriani is excelling for Sale © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Danny Cipriani is …