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Jamie Lyall

Mike Blair: 'I took a lot on my shoulders at Edinburgh but I don't regret it'

The former Edinburgh coach on why he had to step down, and his new life in Japan.

Nick Bishop

Joe Schmidt can lead Wallabies' reclamation - but only if Australia lets him

Aussie rugby needs clarity, and if a New Zealander is the man to deliver it, then so what?

Nick Bishop

'The bigger the behemoth, the closer to silverware you get'

Emmanuel Meafou is the latest next-level bruiser primed to hit the Test stage.

Jon Newcombe

Will Stuart: 'The World Cup just gone was a missed opportunity'

The enormous tighthead has regrets from France but with managed game time and an injury-free run, is aiming to replace the great D…

Mark Orders

Silver linings for Welsh teams but European struggles a sign of the times

There were consolations in defeat for the four regions but we shouldn't be surprised by their results in Europe

Mick Cleary

'Lighten up and be a man of influence' - the festive issues facing Steve Borthwick

What must the England coach address as a new year and a new World Cup cycle begins?

Gavin Mortimer

French leave will broaden Arundell's horizons

Henry Arundell may be off limits to England in Paris but examples abound of young players boosting their careers by moving abroad.

Gregor Paul

The All Blacks feel the need for speed

Bloodied and bruised from the narrowest of World Cup losses, the All Blacks are hoping to speed up the Test game, but will others …

Nick Bishop

Leinster's seismic tactical shift could bring philosophical turbulence for Ireland

Jacques Nienaber's arrival could spark a major change in Leinster - and Ireland's - approach.

Daniel Gallan

Aphelele Fassi: 'I’ve got a better chance of making a difference if I start putting in consistent performances'

The Sharks flyer is aiming to change perceptions on the pitch and inspire others off it.

Owain Jones

Aaron Wainwright: 'It might sound weird, but I’m glad I was dropped. It ignited a fire in my belly'

The rejuvenated Wales backrow relives his journey from outcast to standout, and the World Cup hurt that still lingers

Nick Bishop

Eddie Jones: coaching genius or court jester?

The returning Japan supremo works in a world of lightning speed and sudden contradiction.