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The sad passing of Cliff Morgan

The sad passing of Cliff Morgan is worthy of comment, as he was not just one of the greatest fly-halves the game has ever seen but also one of rugby’s most respected commentators.

The great Wallaby fly-half debate

Ewen McKenzie has had plenty of time to prepare for the challenges of his new position as Wallaby coach – he’s been preparing for the job ever since he retired from playing.

Crusaders let down by fans

The two abiding memories of Saturday’s S15 playoff game were the complete dominance of the Crusaders over the Reds and the incessant booing of Quade Cooper by the home supporters

The good, the bad and the rugby of the Lion’s Tour

The four year cycle of tours feels about right and their rarity is one aspect that makes the Lions so special. For the majority of host players, they get one chance against the Lions and whether it’s at Test or provincial level, win or lose, it’s likely to be a career highlight.

Gatland Rolls the Dice

With 10 Welsh, 3 Irish and 2 English players, Gatland is placing his trust with the players who have served him well in the Six Nations. He also has the dubious distinction of being the first coach to drop O’Driscoll in the Irishman’s fourteen year international career.

Steve Walsh neutrality called into question

JG calls for an IRB investigation into the unethical behavior of the ARU and Steve Walsh

The spirit of rugby is under threat

JG notes an increase in the hectoring of officials and wants us all to do something about it.

The Lions Dirt Trackers Will Determine Success or Failure

JG looks at recent Lions history and says that the attitude of the players who don’t make the test side will hold the key to the tour.

Joe Schmidt – a master of his trade

There have been many names linked with the soon to be vacant Ireland job but one man stands out above the rest.

Brian O’Driscoll – a once in a generation player

A tribute to Brian O’Driscoll, the finest outside centre of the professional era and, in JG’s Irish eyes, the greatest to have turned out for his country