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Five fierce French rivals

Beating France may have been easier in recent years, not least at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when the All Blacks unleashed a 62-13 thrashing in the Cardiff quarterfinal that exorcised a lot of demons from previous World Cups, but collectively French sides have been New Zealand's banana skin side.
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A French view on New Zealand rugby

New Zealand's rugby development systems may be adapted in the future by France if a study undertaken by a French expert are taken on board by his country's rugby officials.
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Ireland’s ‘Green Slam’

Rory Best has followed in the footsteps of Karl Mullen (1948) and Brian O’Driscoll (2009) in captaining Ireland to a Grand Slam.
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Book review: 2018 Rugby Almanack

The 82nd edition of a rugby writer’s best friend has hit the shelves again.
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Six Nations Wrap: Round 4

We shall adopt the glass half-full approach and look at how well Ireland did to shut out Scotland and clinch the Six Nations with a game to spare rather than focus from the outset on Eddie Jones’ England falling short again.


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