Campbell Burnes

Campbell Burnes has written on rugby since 2000 for a wide variety of publications, both in print and online, whilst also contributing to television and radio shows. His major gigs have seen him at Rugby News magazine (2005-12), in which he covered 50 Test matches, and the New Zealand Herald (2014-17). Burnes is one of the few in rugby media to have played international rugby, having appeared for Manu Samoa in 1995 and 2000 (seven games) as a No 10.

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Gritty northern nations fight back

Most of the players from the Northern Hemisphere nations will welcome a break from the game for a few weeks after another packed June programme of internationals drew to a close.

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WRAP: Plenty of surprises in June internationals

Wales is the big mover in the world rankings after a bumper weekend of international rugby.
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The south takes the early honours

The Wallabies have engineered the most head-turning result of the weekend’s international matches outside of New Zealand.

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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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