Tom Croft

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By Leicester appointing Murphy, who has been at Welford Road for 21 years as player and coach, they have gone back to the future and are seeking redemption in core values.

Leicester announced Geordan Murphy had been promoted from interim to permanent coach hours just after Manchester United had sacked José Mourinho. The (...)

Donncha O’Callaghan of Worcester Warriors walks out onto the pitch at Sixways Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Every year around this time the list of players retiring from the game makes bittersweet reading. The names, whether famous or not, are a reminder tha(...)

 It was interesting to hear Gatland speak so positively of O’Brien’s experience, chat and leadership off and on the pitch against the Crusaders. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Four years ago, Warren Gatland and his coaching staff picked seven backrowers in the Lions squad to tour Australia. Sam Warburton would miss out on th(...)

Paul Wallace played all three Lions Tests in South Africa in 1997 having been called up as a replacement. Photograph: Bily Stickland/Inpho

It’s a nervous time for those players selected to travel with the Lions to New Zealand who are still involved with their clubs and provinces in season(...)

James Coughlan after Munster were beaten by Toulon in the 2014 Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Coughlan, 36 Joined Pau from Munster and retires at the end of the season to work in Pau’s academy. He speaks about life off the pitch. In 201(...)

 Keith Earls in action for the British and Irish Lions in 2009. The Munster man did not feature in the preceding Six Nations tournament for Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Keith Earls and Alan Quinlan share a unique distinction pertaining to the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa in that of the original 37-man squad select(...)

Ireland’s Tommy Bowe gets over the try line at the Aviva Stadium in a match which England lost to miss out on the 2011 grand slam. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

France v England,  Stade de France, Saturday, 8.0pm After England had secured the Six Nations title last Sunday when Scotland defeated the onl(...)

 Sam Burgess will only be considered for England’s World Cup squad as a centre and not as a backrow. Photograph: Getty

England head coach Stuart Lancaster views Sam Burgess as a centre rather than flanker and will only consider him for the World Cup as a midfield optio(...)

Courtney Lawes is back in the England team for the game against Scotland. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England have recalled lock Courtney Lawes and fullback Mike Brown for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations clash with Scotland.Lawes makes his first internation(...)

 Billy Vunipola makes a break at the Aviva Stadium. James Crombie/Inpho

15 Alex GoodeHe carried more ball (18) than anyone else and made more metres (136) but struggled a bit in the air. Mike Brown’s absence was noticeable(...)

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