1. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Toulon Titans Show Their Class

    The weekend saw Europe's top silverware settled and several domestic dust-ups in the Super XV. There were plenty of big game performances from big names in Toulon's win over Saracens ...

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  2. Saracens v Toulon: Breaking Down How Toulon Won the Heineken Cup

    Toulon made it back-to-back European Cups in Cardiff on Saturday as they claimed the last ever Heineken Cup. Tries from Matt Giteau and Juan Smith, along with 13 points from that man Jonny Wilkinson, made it a thoroughly one-sided 23-6 victory...

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  3. Northampton vs. Bath: Breaking Down How Northampton Won the Amlin Challenge Cup

    Northampton have a piece of silverware on the sideboard. The Amlin Challenge Cup will find its final resting place at Franklin’s Gardens after a second-half comeback from the Saints, defeating Bath 30-16...

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  4. Selecting England's Squad for New Zealand and Predicting 1st Test XV

    England travel to New Zealand for a tour that will greatly inform Stuart Lancaster's thinking ahead of next year's World Cup. It is the toughest examination his players will face between now and when the tournament kicks off...

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  5. Power Ranking the Atmosphere at IRB Sevens' Venues

    The IRB Sevens World Series concludes this weekend at Twickenham. This global tour began in October last year in Australia and has taken in stops from Scotland to Sin City...

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  6. 8 Insane Jonny Wilkinson Stats No One Talks About

    Jonny Wilkinson is likely to play his last game of competitive rugby in this season’s Heineken Cup final, in which Toulon take on Saracens...

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  7. 500 Days to the World Cup: 10 Reasons Why 2015 Will Be Best Tournament Ever

    With 500 days to go before the eighth Rugby World Cup gets under way, tickets will soon be on general sale and qualifying is reaching its climax for the lower tier nations still scrapping it out for a place in the tournament...

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  8. 6 Bold Predictions for Super Rugby Round 12

    The plates are shifting in the Super Rugby universe, and there could be more seismic movement this weekend...

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  9. Power Ranking the Six-Man Shortlist for Aviva Premiership Player of the Season

    The six contenders have been revealed for this year's Aviva Premiership Player of the Year. The gong will be handed out on May 15, with three backs and three forwards on the list ...

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  10. Heineken Cup Team of the Season, Using Only One Player from Each Club

    Team of the tournament selections usually revolve around the hubs of two or three successful sides in that competition. You would expect to see certain clubs provide a clutch of players based on how well they performed as a unit...

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  11. 5 Things We Learned from Super Rugby Round 11

    The top of the table bunched up following Round 11 of Super Rugby, with leaders Sharks losing at home to the Highlanders and the chasing three sides all winning their respective fixtures...

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  12. Toulon vs. Munster: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Heineken Cup Semi-Final

    Munster travel to Marseille to take on the champions in the last four of the Heineken Cup. The Irish giants have not gone beyond this stage since they last won the competition ...

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  13. Ranking the Top 25 Players in Heineken Cup History

    This will be the last season of Heineken Cup rugby in its current format. The tournament has lifted European club rugby to a whole new level since its inception in 1995 and has produced a catalogue of memorable moments...

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  14. 5 Things We Learned from Super Rugby Round 10

    Derbies across the board this weekend threw up some tight contests in each conference as the Sharks upheld their league lead with a win over the Cheetahs, while in Australia the Force fell to the Brumbies ...

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  15. Ranking the 10 Most Intimidating Stadiums in World Rugby

    Home advantage counts for a lot in sport, especially rugby. If you can turn your ground into a bear pit, it not only galvanizes the home players but will go a long way to unsettling the visiting side as well...

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  16. 6 Bold Predictions for Super Rugby Round 10

    There are some key derbies this weekend that can alter things in each of the Super Rugby conferences. In South Africa, the Sharks face a potential banana skin against the high-scoring ...

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  17. Ranking the Top 20 Nations in the History of the World Cup

    The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be the eighth instalment of a competition that began with 16 teams in New Zealand and Australia back in 1987...

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  18. 5 Things We Learned from Super Rugby Round 9

    The jostling for the playoff spots proceeds apace as the Sharks continue to lead the way. Behind them, the Chiefs and Brumbies won to maintain their positions in the automatic ...

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  19. Picking the Best Sevens Team for the World's Top 10 Rugby Nations

    We are approaching the last two rounds of this year's HSBC Sevens World Series , and the Olympics are just over two years away...

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  20. 6 Bold Predictions for Super Rugby Round 9

    In a week where we saw Mark Hammett call time on his stint as Hurricanes head coach, the Super Rugby season is gearing itself up for a potentially pivotal weekend for two of the conferences...

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  21. 3 Things Saracens Must Do to Reach the Heineken Cup Final

    Saracens came through the most brutal Heineken Cup game of the season so far to reach a second consecutive Twickenham semi-final...

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  22. 5 Things We Learned from Super Rugby Round 8

    Round 8 of the Super Rugby season saw the first wins claimed by sides who had to cross the Indian Ocean to play, while there was another jaw-dropping draw for the champions...

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  23. 6 Bold Predictions for the Heineken Cup Quarter-Finals

    Crunch time in Europe is here. While the suits in the corridors of power try to reach a solution for European rugby next season, we can at last turn our thoughts back to action on the field with four mouth-watering ties in prospect...

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  24. 6 Bold Predictions for Super Rugby Round 8

    This week’s predictions are packing their bags and putting their money on the travelling teams in Round 8. If there is one thing about this competition that's predictable, it's that it's unpredictable...

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  25. Ranking England's 10 Greatest Captains

    England captains down the years have ranged from hate figures for whole nations—the role played by Will Carling in the eyes of Scottish fans in the 1990s—to serving members of the armed forces, tabloid targets and national heroes...

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