1. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 23-25

    This week’s power ranking is guided by the final shakedown for Champions Cup quarter-final places and those who just missed out...

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  2. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 23-25

    January's final team of the week has a heavy Parisian accent to it, following a thrilling denouement to the Champions Cup pool stages...

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  3. 5 Reasons Why England Will Not Win the Six Nations

    The time has nearly come for Chris Robshaw ’s England to make good on the promise they made to each other at the end of the 2014 Six Nations...

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  4. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 16-18

    The shootout in Europe is upon us. This week’s top clubs on the continent jostled for position in their Champions Cup pools before the final round of matches next week to decided the eight quarter-finalists...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 7 days ago 1,038 reads 1 comments

  5. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 16-18

    The European Champions Cup is back. This week's team of the weekend has been shaped by the men who did most to ensure their teams are still in the hunt for a last-eight place when the final-pool round commences next week...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 9 days ago 1,418 reads 10 comments

  6. Top 10 Names in Rugby to Follow on Twitter in 2015

    Social media has opened the way for sports men and women to divulge opinions, images and sometimes idiotic utterances that would hitherto never have come to light...

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  7. Why England Must Not Change Stance and Select Steffon Armitage

    The "should he/shouldn’t he" debate over Stuart Lancaster’s decision not to pick Steffon Armitage for England has confounded pundits and coaches for the last 12 months...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 11 days ago 1,302 reads 4 comments

  8. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of Jan. 9-11

    The year's first phase of domestic action signed off to make way for the finale of the European pool stages next weekend. In England, the leaders stumbled while the race for the playoff intensified with a win for Harlequins...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 14 days ago 1,242 reads 0 comments

  9. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 9-11

    As we head back into Europe next week, the top domestic leagues served up a feast of good rugby. Sale downed Northampton, and Bath’s big-name signing got his first try...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 16 days ago 1,290 reads 0 comments

  10. Why Sam Burgess Should Not Be Included in England's Six Nations Squad

    There was great fuss and fanfare at the arrival of Sam Burgess to rugby union. After a glittering career in league with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the lad from Dewsbury decided to leave his brothers Down Under and try his hand at 15-a-side...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 18 days ago 1,717 reads 4 comments

  11. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of January 2-4

    This week, a change at the top of Europe's power ranking and signs of a good second half of the season to come from Wasps, Leicester and Leinster, who all improve their standings...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 21 days ago 1,804 reads 1 comments

  12. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of January 2-4

    The new year began much as the old one was seen out in England. Wasps picked up where they left off after their opening match at their new Coventry home, demolishing Sale Sharks ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 23 days ago 637 reads 0 comments

  13. Brodie Retallick: World Rugby's Player of 2014

    Nothing provokes debate like a player of the year list, perhaps except the choice of the man at the top of any such compilation. Except when that man is Brodie Retallick and when he has had a year like the one just passed...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 25 days ago 927 reads 1 comments

  14. Power Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of December 26-28

    The final power ranking of the year accounts for a shock in Paris, a comeback in Manchester and a despair in Dublin...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 28 days ago 686 reads 0 comments

  15. Best XV in World Rugby for Weekend of December 26-28

    This week’s team features a number of heavyweight names from the pack of Toulouse with a smattering of talent from the Bath back line...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 29 days ago 1,840 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 730 reads 0 comments

  17. 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, ...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 1,010 reads 0 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 856 reads 0 comments

  21. 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...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 1 month ago 631 reads 0 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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