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Rory Best has been appointed as Fiji’s forwards coach for their fixtures against Spain, Wales and Georgia. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has been appointed as Fiji’s forwards coach for their autumn tour to Europe. Coronavirus-related travel restrictions(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg celebrates scoring a try against England at Murrayfield last month with Finn Russell. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Back in 2008, Stuart Hogg was playing for the Scottish Under-17s against their English counterparts in Netherdale, home to Gala RFC. Borders territory(...)

If Finn Russell could be boxed as a player it is his sleight of hand, his dexterity, his potential to be one of the most creative and exhilarating players in world rugby. File photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

On social media there is a clip of Finn Russell juggling a tennis racket and two tennis balls. The first impression is how apt it appears: a rugby pla(...)

Fiji’s latest round of Covid-19 tests produced 29 positive test results. File photograph: Getty Images

Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup fixture with Fiji at Murrayfield on November 28th has been cancelled after the Pacific Islanders’ squad was decimated by(...)

RBS 6 Nations Championship, Twickenham:  England vs Ireland and  Ireland’s Stuart McCloskey debut. Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan

CJ Stander, Ultan Dillane, Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier, Finlay Bealham, Niall Scannell, Andrew Conway, Jordan Larmour and Jack Carty share a (...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try against Toulon with team-mates in last year’s quarter-final clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As they know too well, Munster have not won the Heineken Champions Cup since 2008. They and their supporters may have become a little frustrated with (...)

Clermont’s Fijian flanker Peceli Yato  scores a try against Harlequins last week during the European Champions Cup clash at  Stade Marcel Michelin.   Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images

Clermont Auvergne have been forthright in expressing the desire to win a Heineken Champions Cup when the majority of French clubs – Toulon and Toulous(...)

Tedo Abzhandadze, Karlen Asieshvili and Mirian Modebadze celebrate a try during their recent warm-up defeat to Scotland in Tbilisi. Photograph: Levan Verdzeuli/Getty

Georgia Who are they? Forever caught beneath rugby’s glass ceiling, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is the perfect chance for Georgia to show they are dese(...)

Trevor Brennan in action for Toulouse in the Heineken European Cup Semi-Final in 2003. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Twenty years ago, the legendary French international Claude Spanghero and his good friend Alain Mondon were chatting in a bar after attending an inter(...)

Huw Jones in action at the Aviva Stadium during the 2018 Six Nations. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Team: Scotland Prospects Last year’s tournament saw Scotland finish in the competition’s top half for the first time since 2006 and they head into t(...)

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