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Rugby's Road to Rio

While some of the IRB Sevens Series seem more like a party than a rugby tournament, the sport’s inclusion at the 2016 Olympic Games gaurantees it’s taken seriously on the field

Who Will Captain The Lions?

JG takes a look at the current front-runners to lead the Lions in Australia later this year.

The return of Quade Cooper is a Cause for Celebration

Rugby union is a better game for its mavericks and there has always been a touch of the David Campese about Quade Cooper

Hansen must take a stance on foul play

Andrew Hore’s swinging straight arm hit on Bradley Davies at the weekend was an act of thuggery and plain for all to see. It was a moment of madness and one that has done the All Blacks no good whatsoever.

Where has it all gone wrong for Wales?

The return of Warren Gatland from Lions duty will be a relief to Welsh supporters who will hope that he can turn things around.

Reasons to be cheerful

While some are feeling daunted by the prospect of the busy international fixture list over the coming weeks, I am looking forward to it.

It can be a matter of life and death

We should be reminded that although sport is big business these days, there are more important things, such as life itself.

Has the Bledisloe lost its lustre?

There is much at stake in Brisbane this weekend when the Wallabies host New Zealand.

In humility and respect the Boks lead the way

JG admires the gracious and respectful manner shown by the South African squad.

The Culture of Success

The marathon Super Rugby season is finally drawing to a close. It seems a long time since the Crusaders scraped home against the Blues in the first match of the competition at Eden Park in February. The Chiefs and Sharks both lost that first weekend, though are popular and worthy finalists, as they have consistently played enterprising rugby throughout the season.