1. All-Star XV Who Could Be Playing for Nation of Their Birth at World Cup

    Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby players have become globetrotting guns for hire, upping sticks to take up contracts in far-flung places...

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  2. Ranking the Top 20 Players in Super Rugby Regular Season

    Compiling these lists always presents a challenge. Ranking a flying full-back against a towering lock is akin to comparing apples with oranges...

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  3. Iain Balshaw's 5 Greatest Moments

    Former England full-back and wing Iain Balshaw announced his retirement from the game this week. The ex-Bath and Biarritz man has succumbed to a knee injury, per The Guardian ...

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  4. Ranking the 25 Biggest Controversies in Rugby History

    Rugby Union has had its fair share of controversial moments down the years. From on-field misdemeanours to scandals involving disputes and even death, several incidents have divided opinion and filled thousands of column inches...

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  5. Power Ranking Top-10 Rugby Nations After Summer Internationals

    The summer saw the big three from the southern hemisphere record nine wins from nine over England, France, Scotland and Wales...

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  6. 10 Players Whose Stock Fell in the Summer Internationals

    The summer tours saw the Southern Hemisphere big three put England, France, Scotland and Wales firmly in the shade with nine wins from nine...

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  7. Best XV from the Southern Hemisphere Tours

    The northern hemisphere giants were sent packing winless from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa this summer. It was sobering to see them all beaten in every contest...

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  8. Joel Tomkins and 5 Other Rugby Code Switch Busts

    Rugby Union has welcomed a galaxy of stars from its 13-man cousin over the years, but not all of them have shone bright after making the switch...

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  9. Power Ranking Welsh Squad on South African Tour

    Wales left South Africa with just a midweek win under their belts after a topsy – turvy , two–Test series...

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  10. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Welsh Heroes Make the Grade

    The summer tours of the big-three nations closed without a win for the European teams. There was heartbreak in Nelspruit for Wales who lost to a 79th-minute penalty try, while ...

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  11. New Zealand v England: Score and Lessons Learned from Hamilton Test

    England suffered a third straight defeat with a 36-13 reverse to the All Blacks in Hamilton. Stuart Lancaster’s men were blown away by 29 New Zealand points and four tries ...

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  12. Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Sydney Test

    Australia gave France another dusting in Sydney as they completed a 3-0 series win. Ewen McKenzie’s men won 39-13 in a display that will fill them with confidence ahead of the coming Rugby Championship...

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  13. South Africa vs. Wales: 5 Key Battles for Nelspruit Test

    Wales arrive in Nelspruit battered and bruised both physically and mentally after their humbling at the hands of South Africa last week...

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  14. Australia V France: 5 Key Battles for Sydney Test

    A curious test series comes to an end in Sydney this weekend. France barely showed up in Brisbane where they were drubbed 50-23 ...

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  15. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Le Roux Lights Up Durban

    The second weekend of the international window saw all the big guns in action and some fine individual performances...

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  16. Australia vs. France: Score and Lessons Learned from Melbourne Test

    Australia 6-0 France What a difference a week makes. After steamrollering a shambolic French side last week, Australia squeaked home by just two penalties to none in Melbourne in the second Test...

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  17. New Zealand vs. England: Score and Lessons Learned from Dunedin Test

    New Zealand 28–27 England England's hopes of levelling their Test series were shot down in flames by a 20-minute spell from the All Blacks in the second half in Dunedin...

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  18. Australia vs. France: 5 Key Battles for Melbourne Test

    France enter the second Test of their Australian tour hoping the only way is up. Their dire performance in last week’s 50-23 beating in Brisbane has prompted a deluge of ...

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  19. South Africa vs. Wales: 5 Bold Predictions for Durban Test

    Wales go in search of their first ever win over the Springboks in South Africa when they run out in Durban on Saturday. The southern hemisphere superpowers have had Warren Gatland’s number in recent years...

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  20. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Aussie New Boys Show Their Class

    The international was flung open with a good old fashioned Test match in Auckland where England’s second string gave the World champions a fright...

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  21. Australia V France: Score and Lessons Learned from Brisbane Test

    Australia laid waste to a poor French side in Brisbane to get their Test season off to a flyer with a final score of Australia 50, France 23...

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  22. New Zealand vs. England: Score and Lessons Learned from Auckland Test

    New Zealand 20-15 England New Zealand squeaked home against a determined England in Auckland on Saturday...

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  23. Australia vs. France: 6 Bold Predictions for Brisbane Test

    France meet Australia on Saturday with Les Bleus in a similar predicament to England. The Top 14 domestic final also took place last weekend, ruling out anyone involved from the first Test of their summer tour...

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  24. New Zealand v England: Key Battles That Will Shape Auckland Test

    England’s heavily depleted side goes in against an All Blacks side almost at full strength for the first Test on Saturday. As well as missing a gaggle of first-choice players, England also have the weight of history against them...

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  25. World Rugby's Team of the Weekend: Finals Fever Hits Europe

    The domestic season in Europe came to a thrilling end while the Super 15 signed off for a break while the international window takes centre stage...

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