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Feb 25, 2016

Punters rushing to back Jaguares for Super Rugby title

Clear outsiders before naming their squad, the Jaguares sat at $251 to take the title; but with the naming of 23 Pumas stars in their squad, they are now one of the most favoured teams.
Feb 24, 2016

Leadership key if young Blues are to succeed in Super Rugby

Craig Dowd: The Blues have the talent and an excellent coach in Tana Umaga, but they'll need strong leadership if they're to succeed in Super Rugby -- Craig Dowd writes.
Feb 21, 2016

Greg Growden: Expanded Super Rugby a convoluted mess

Greg Growden: Super Rugby enters its 21st season this week, but there is no reason to party as expansion has made the competition woefully lopsided, Greg Growden writes.
Feb 3, 2016

Eddie Jones - Behind the iron mask of England's coach

Greg Growden: Eddie Jones is set to shake up England, but how did an Aussie youngster who grew up loving cricket morph into the hardened leader the rugby world knows today?
Feb 1, 2016

The wild and winding road that led John Mitchell to coach USA Eagles

Sam Bruce: We take a look back through John Mitchell's coaching career, beginning with that stint in charge of the All Blacks.
Jan 20, 2016

Michael Hooper has lessons to learn from Waratahs club captain Dave Dennis

Brittany Mitchell: Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has made one of his first big changes in naming Michael Hooper team captain, but don't expect a change in winning attitudes.
Jan 13, 2016

Eddie Jones sticks with ruthless selection policy from the start

Tom Hamilton: Eddie Jones warned there would be noses put out joint by his first England squad and the axing of Tom Youngs personifies this new era.
Nov 23, 2015

Buzz building around Wasps' new era

Tom Hamilton: From the brink of receivership four seasons ago to a landmark win against the European champions -- Wasps have plenty to be optimistic about, Tom Hamilton writes
Nov 18, 2015

Trailblazer Jonah Lomu redefined rugby for the professional era

Craig Dowd: All Blacks great Jonah Lomu redefined everything when he turned up and showed the impact he could have on a game of rugby, Craig Dowd writes.
Nov 18, 2015

Greg Growden remembers 'sporting phenomenon' Jonah Lomu

Greg Growden: Every superlative directed Jonah Lomu's way during the legendary winger's rugby career was unquestionably deserved, writes Greg Growden.
Nov 11, 2015

Mr Nice Guy Stuart Lancaster found wanting with England

Tom Hamilton: Stuart Lancaster's England came up short when the pressure was on but his knowledge should be retained in some way, writes Tom Hamilton.
Nov 10, 2015

Rewind: Dicky Lookwood - English rugby union's forgotten hero

Huw Richards: Despite his small stature, the 5-foot-4 threequarter rose from humble beginnings to become England captain and a historic figure in both union and league, writes Huw Richards.
Nov 9, 2015

Wallabies will draw on tough World Cup moments when character is tested

Shannon Parry, Australia captain at the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup: Australian rugby is in a very strong position with a healthy future after the Rugby World Cup, writes Shannon Parry.
Nov 5, 2015

Unrealistic and overhyped -- the Sam Burgess adventure comes to an embarrassing end

Tom Hamilton: Sam Burgess' return to rugby league leaves a host of red faces in his wake, Tom Hamilton writes.
Nov 4, 2015

Where will Wallabies be 12 months after World Cup defeat by All Blacks?

Brett McKay: Brett McKay ponders the big questions for Michael Cheika and the Wallabies.
Nov 3, 2015

New Zealand rugby has not felt so positive since 1996 series win over Springboks

Craig Dowd: New Zealand should call Dave Rennie, Chris Boyd or Jamie Joseph into the All Blacks environment to ensure a seamless coaching transition, Craig Dowd writes.
Nov 3, 2015

Players who will light up 2019 Rugby World Cup

Tom Hamilton: We predict the names about whom we will all be talking come Rugby World Cup 2019, with some exciting players coming through the ranks.
Nov 1, 2015

The World Cup that provided feast for all the senses in spite of England's failure

Tom Hamilton: The noise of Argentina's fans, the smell of fireworks, the sight of tries, the taste of victory, and the touch of Kiwi hands on gold -- the World Cup entered every supporter's heart.
Nov 1, 2015

Dan Carter proves experience key, with Matt Giteau big loss for Australia

Mark Cueto: Matt Giteau might have helped the Wallabies get a few more points, or another try, but a 17-point gap is pretty emphatic, Mark Cueto writes.
Nov 1, 2015

Top 10 players at Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup drew to a close on Saturday -- so ESPN's writers at the tournament put their heads together to list the best 10 players.