1. Joe Schmidt: World Rugby's Coach of 2014

    The year of 2014 saw Ireland take home the Six Nations crown and New Zealand walk off with the Rugby Championship, again...

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  2. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 19-21

    The last pre -Christmas ranking follows a return to domestic action for Europe’s top clubs. In order to give them a rank, both league and European form is taken into credit, ...

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  3. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of December 19-21

    The last weekend before Christmas produced some crackers across Europe’s best leagues to give us a strong World Rugby XV for the festive period. We were spoiled for choice at fly-half with plenty of No...

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  4. 5 Rule Changes We'd Love to See for Rugby in 2015

    Rugby's lawmakers have been tinkering with the game for decades. From changing the points system to meddling with the scrum and offside line, regulations have been evolving almost seasonally...

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  5. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 12-14

    There are just two rounds to go for the European Rugby Champions Cup pool stage, so just two more chances for teams to affect their ranking in this ladder before it all comes down to knockout rugby...

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  6. Best XV from European Rugby Champions Cup for Weekend of December 12-14

    This week’s Best XV is dominated by players from French clubs as the men from across La Manche enjoyed a fruitful weekend in the Champions Cup...

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  7. Why Danny Cipriani Should Be in England's Six Nations Squad

    Danny Cipriani has been English rugby’s unsolvable puzzle for six years now. He burst on to the scene in 2008 with a season of crackerjack displays for Wasps that guided them all the way to the Premiership title...

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  8. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 5-7

    It can be a tricky time of year to assess the power rank of Europe’s top club teams. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool stages have resumed after a period of international ...

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  9. Best XV from European Rugby Champions Cup for Weekend of December 5-7

    The European Rugby Champions Cup came back with a bang at the weekend with several pools remaining in the melting pot...

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  10. 2015 Rugby World Cup: Power Ranking Teams After Autumn Internationals

    The final salvos between north and south have been fired ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Between now and then we'll see a Six Nations sort-out and a truncated Rugby Championship—but ...

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  11. Ranking 6 Best Tries in the Autumn Internationals

    We were not starved of entertainment this autumn. A year out from the Rugby World Cup, teams were looking for the right combinations and winning formulas to take them into the global showpiece...

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  12. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 29

    Autumn’s international window was slammed shut with a couple of lusty blows from northern hemisphere teams most in need of landing some telling shots...

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  13. Wales vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Millennium Stadium

    Six years of hurt were finally brought to an end in Cardiff as Wales recorded a long-overdue win over one of the big three Southern Hemisphere nations...

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  14. Wales vs. South Africa: Key Battles to Watch at Millennium Stadium

    Let’s not go over old ground. Wales and Southern Hemisphere teams have a heavily lopsided history. The list of results doesn’t tell the full story, however, of how close some of those defeats have been for Warren Gatland’s men...

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  15. Winners and Losers from New Zealand's European Tour

    Mission accomplished for Steve Hansen and his All Blacks. New Zealand arrived in Europe with the Rugby Championship already secured for 2014, albeit without the perfect record of the previous season...

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  16. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 22

    With just one week left of autumn internationals, the southern hemisphere has enjoyed the lion’s share of victories. Ireland struck a blow for the north this week with a hard-fought win over Australia, and England rallied to beat Samoa...

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  17. England vs. Samoa: Winners and Losers from Twickenham

    England ended their five–game losing streak with a 28-9 win over Samoa on Saturday. The performance from the home side was far from the cathartic display that fans and players will have wanted before the team faces a dangerous Australian outfit...

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  18. England V Samoa: Key Battles to Watch at Twickenham

    Different opposition, same mantra for England. This is one of those "must-win" games. The phrase was trotted out last week before defeat to South Africa, and it is being used again ...

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  19. Wales vs. New Zealand: Key Battles to Watch at Millennium Stadium

    Wales face the All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday, still without a win over a Southern Hemisphere opponent since 2008 and winless against New Zealand since 1953, per ESPNScrum .com ...

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  20. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 15

    There were not many dazzling displays across Europe this weekend, but there were some competent performances nonetheless...

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  21. England vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Twickenham

    Played two, lost two. A dry start to autumn has become England’s wet winter of discontent after going down 31-28 to South Africa...

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  22. England vs. South Africa: Key Battles to Watch at Twickenham

    England and South Africa go into the second week of autumn internationals seeking to avenge defeats in Week 1...

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  23. England vs. South Africa: 5 Greatest Moments in Rivalry

    England and South Africa have clashed 36 times, per ESPNScrum.com , with the Springboks leading the way with 22 wins to England’s 12...

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  24. Best XV from Autumn Internationals on November 8

    The autumn internationals are underway, with the big guns from down south winning two and losing two, while France crushed Fiji, and Italy got past Samoa...

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  25. Ireland vs. South Africa: Winners and Losers from Dublin

    Ireland’s post-Brian O’ Driscoll era got off to a dream start with a stunning 29-15 win over South Africa on Saturday—conquerors of the All Blacks just a few weeks ago...

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