1. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 17

    The penultimate round of the regular season will unfold in Super Rugby this weekend. The table toppers will be looking to recover from a rare defeat last week while there are personal battles being waged in the all-Aussie clash in Perth...

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  2. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 29-31

    We have two of out three champions in Europe’s big leagues. Saracens and Glasgow lifted the Premiership and Pro 12 titles respectively after performances to which their final opponents had no answers...

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  3. Bath vs. Saracens: Winners and Losers from Aviva Premiership Final

    Saracens were crowned champions of England at Twickenham with a 28-16 win over Bath. The Londoners raced into a healthy lead as they preyed on their opponents' mistakes and gave ...

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  4. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 16

    Super Rugby’s Week 16 brings the battle for the top spot in two of the three conferences into sharp focus. While the Hurricanes have the New Zealand section sewn up, it is nip and tuck in Australia and South Africa...

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  5. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 22-24

    The Aviva Premiership final will be a clash of styles after Bath and Saracens won their semi-finals to reach the Twickenham showpiece next weekend. Bath swaggered past Leicester in a seven-try romp that had their free-wheeling stamp all over it...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 1,493 reads 3 comments

  6. Aviva Premiership: Winners and Losers from Semi-Finals

    Bath will play Saracens in the Aviva Premiership final next weekend after two contrasting semi-finals. Mike Ford's men stuck over 40 points on Leicester Tigers for the second time ...

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  7. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 15

    Week 15 in Super Rugby sees last year’s finalists go head-to-head in Sydney as the jockeying for play–off places continues...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 2 months ago 943 reads 0 comments

  8. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 15-17

    The play­–off contenders in the Premiership and Pro 12 are settled, with one week left for France’s top six to sort themselves out...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,638 reads 2 comments

  9. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 14

    It’s crunch time in New Zealand’s Super Rugby conference this weekend as the top two do battle in Wellington...

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  10. Why Nick Abendanon Award Shows Folly of England's Selection Policy

    Nick Abendanon was crowned European Player of the Year earlier this month as a reward for his form in his first season as a Clermont Auvergne player...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 984 reads 1 comments

  11. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 8-10

    The battle to reach the playoffs is going down to the wire across Europe. The final round of fixtures in England has three clubs battling it out for the last two places in the ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 516 reads 0 comments

  12. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 13

    There are six rounds left in this year’s Super Rugby season, with the Hurricanes leading the way. The Wellington men have won nine of their 10 fixtures so far and look secure in their hunt for a semi-final spot...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,652 reads 0 comments

  13. 5 Players Who Enhanced Their Reputations in 2014/15 Champions Cup

    European rugby is done and dusted for another season, with the same name on a slightly different trophy this year. Toulon ’s hat-trick of titles is richly deserved by the galaxy of star names who have come together to form a dominant outfit...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 678 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 1-3

    The European Champions Cup has gone to Toulon to add to the Heineken Cups they collected in 2013 and 2014, so the men from the Mayol sit atop these rankings once more...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 673 reads 0 comments

  15. Clermont Auvergne vs. Toulon: Winners and Losers from Champions Cup Final

    Toulon wrote a new chapter in club rugby history with an unprecedented third straight European crown. Bernard Laporte’s men hoisted the new European Champions Cup to add ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 423 reads 0 comments

  16. Clermont Auvergne vs. Toulon: 5 Players to Watch in Champions Cup Final

    For the second time in three seasons, Clermont Auvergne and Toulon will contest European rugby’s biggest prize. The name might have changed but the teams dominating Europe are the same...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,283 reads 1 comments

  17. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of April 24-26

    With two rounds to go in Europe’s top leagues, the play-off format to decide each division’s champions is making for a thrilling finale...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,848 reads 2 comments

  18. Leicester vs. Rough Riders: 5 Bold Predictions for the 'Independence Cup'

    English club rugby will go on show in the United States this summer when Leicester Tigers take on the Rough Riders...

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  19. 5 Stars of Rugby League Who Failed to Make the Grade in Rugby Union

    The path between rugby league and rugby union has been well trodden in both directions over the years. Before the union game shook off its amateur status in the mid 1990s, it suffered ...

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  20. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of April 18-19

    The Champions Cup final will be an all-French affair after Toulon and Clermont Auvergne won their semi-finals...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,831 reads 2 comments

  21. Why Manu Tuilagi Is Likely to Be Key for England at the 2015 World Cup

    England’s World Cup preparations begin in earnest when Stuart Lancaster convenes his squad of 45 in June...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 4 months ago 1,709 reads 0 comments

  22. Why Rugby Union Should Not Court Sam Tomkins to Cross Codes

    Rugby League star Sam Tomkins was in the news last week when he announced his return to the UK from New Zealand...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 4 months ago 3,855 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of April 11-12

    The temperature is rising in the play-off hunt across Europe as each of the top three domestic leagues nears its conclusion...

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  24. 5 Players Who Could Move to France If England Lift Their Overseas Ban

    Stuart Lancaster faces the toughest decision of his coaching career as he ponders his England squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 4 months ago 1,356 reads 1 comments

  25. Why Leigh Halfpenny Will Be Key for Wales at the 2015 World Cup

    Wales approach the 2015 World Cup with a squad full of experience and talent. In 2011 under a callow captain and with Warren Gatland only four years into his reign as ...

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