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Ireland were beaten by England at Twickenham in February before the tournament was suspended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations resumes this week 32-weeks after it was brought to a truly shuddering halt with the postponement of, first, the Ireland-Italy gam(...)

 Joe Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs celebrates as Nigel Owens blows for full time after the Heineken Champions Cup Final against Racing 92 at Ashton Gate  in Bristol. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Ask any Devon farmer and they will tell you the cream rises to the top eventually. As Joe Simmonds and Jack Yeandle, the pride of Teignmouth and Credi(...)

Exeter Chiefs celebrate their Champions Cup final win. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Getty/AFP

Exeter Chiefs 31 Racing 92 27 Exeter were crowned kings of European club rugby for the first time after a thrilling 31-27 Heineken Champions Cup fina(...)

 Racing 92 returned no positive results after undergoing testing for Covid-19 on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty Images

Any lingering doubt over Exeter’s Champions Cup final against Racing 92 has vanished after the French club returned no positive tests for coronavirus.(...)

Tendai Mtawarira of the Cell C Sharks is tackled by Malcolm Marx (L) and Tyrone Green (R) of the Emirates Lions during their Super Rugby clash in April. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Many of rugby’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone and consider the unintended consequences of South Africa moving to t(...)

  Owen Farrell of Saracens during training in St Albans, England. He will miss out on the clash with Racing as he remains suspended for a dangerous tackle. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Saracens will attempt to defy the odds once again on Saturday knowing a similarly momentous occasion could be years away. A week after sending shockwa(...)

Toulouse and South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe is one of world rugby’s most exciting players. File photograph: Getty Images

Occasionally it is worth pausing for a moment and asking why people prefer to watch certain team sports compared to others. Football, for example, i(...)

Munster’s Damian de Allende is tackled by Will Connors, Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November last year Munster hosted Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup. Despite it being only the second game under a revamped coaching ticket f(...)

  Manu Tuilagi: In the week that 139 job losses have been signalled at Twickenham, there is no longer any mileage in pretending that English rugby – or Leicester – has the available spare cash to guarantee the status quo.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/Getty Images

As he sat overlooking the Mediterranean, sipping a cafe au lait, Manu Tuilagi smiled wryly to himself. No need to jump into any harbours these days,(...)

 Kurtley Beale: the 92-times capped Australian  utility back  will arrive to join Racing in  July.  Photograph: Mark Evans/AFP/Getty

Confirmation of Kurtley Beale’s arrival at Racing 92 will not affect Simon Zebo’s position at the Parisian club. The 92-times capped Wallabies utilit(...)

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