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International Rugby: The ‘Winners’ XV

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) The Scotland team sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Who are the players with the most wins in the history of Test rugby? We look at the fifteen men who would make up a team of winners. It’s no real surprise that a large number of All Blacks are in this side, but the dominance of Test rugby in recent years is evident through the number of recent and …

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International Rugby: The World’s Oldest XV

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Nick Easter of Harlequins is held by Kieran Brookes during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As sports science within rugby continues to improve, some players seem to be able to prolong their careers more and more, year after year. Here, we have put together a XV containing the oldest players to have taken to the field in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 and Super Rugby competitions. There are some very big names here, …

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Wasps vs Saracens: Here’s Who Makes Our Combined XV

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27: Maro Itoje of Saracens beats Joe Launchbury in the lineout during the Aviva Premiership match between Wasps and Saracens at The Ricoh Arena on December 27, 2015 in Coventry, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon two heavyweights of English club rugby do battle at the Madejski Stadium in the hope of gaining a place in the European Champions Cup final.  Saracens come into the game as the favourites because of their domination in Europe, having won every game, as well as their superiority in the Aviva Premiership. Wasps might be the underdogs …

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Wasps: The Last English Side To Win Europe’s Top Prize – Where Are They Now?

LONDON - MAY 20: Captain Lawrence Dallaglio (C) of London Wasps celebrates with his team mates after winning the Heineken Cup Final between Leicester Tigers and London Wasps at Twickenham on May 20, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The last time an English side won European club rugby’s top prize, the final Harry Potter book hadn’t been released. When London Wasps beat Leicester Tigers on the 20th of May 2007, the iPhone was just five months old. Since then the competition has been dominated by a Franco-Irish coalition of Munster, Leinster, Tolouse and Toulon. With three of the four …

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The England ‘Wasted Talent’ XV

England has often been accused of wasting the huge pool of talent that is available to them. Here, Paul Wassell puts together a team made up of some of the players who never quite achieved what they arguably could and should have done, whether down to injury or poor management. Back in 2012, World Cup winning coach Graham Henry labelled …

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Watch: Ten Videos Showcasing Andy Goode’s Greatness

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode of Newcastle lines up a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Paul Wassell has sifted his way through the interweb to find these ten superb videos, which go some way to outlining the greatness that Andy Goode exudes on and off the pitch.  _____ 10. Andy Goode Gracefully Runs On To The Pitch Here, the nonchalant Goode swats aside an apoplectic stadium filled with green-eyed London Irish fans. Home supporters were disillusioned with life …

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Paul O’Connell’s Seven Greatest Matches

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 08: Paul O'Connell of Ireland in action during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Paul O’Connell: the man who has appeared in the most World Cups for Ireland along with Brian O’Driscoll; the most capped Irish forward ever; the 12th most capped international rugby player of all time, a successful Lion in 2013; and a figure of Irish sporting history. However, what were his greatest performances? It is impossible to pick one, but we …

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Brian O’Driscoll – The Little Master

Continuing our rugby legends series, we move onto the greatest outside centre of all time, Brian O’Driscoll.  There have been a number of great centres in the past, however it is hard to look past anyone but O’Driscoll. His silky smooth ball handling skills were on show all throughout his stellar career and his longevity in the game made him one …

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9 Devices That Could Change The Future Of Rugby

Is this the rugby of the future? Our beloved rugby has changed massively over the years, with more and more technological advances having an impact on the game. Nowadays, we have ref cam and Hawkeye. Gone are the days of black tape and scrum caps being the most advanced items in a rugby dressing room. This new rugby excites us all. …

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