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Huw Richards is qualified to play for either Wales or England and was only prevented from doing so by being slow, short-sighted, averse to pain and lacking in any compensating talent. Denied sporting success he became a journalist and, after contributing to the demise of several short-lived rugby magazines, was the FT's rugby writer between 1995 and 2009 and currently writes for the International Herald Tribune and the Sunday Herald.
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Rewind
Aug 15, 2014:  When the Great War broke out, rugby in Australia and New Zealand initially soldiered on. Rewind looks back
First World War Centenary
Aug 4, 2014:  Huw Richards examines the state of the game in the years before the First World War brought the most savage of interruptions
Walter Spanghero
Jul 28, 2014:  Huw Richards profiles French forward Walter Spanghero, a man who even rugby's hard men thought was a tough nut
North v south
Jun 27, 2014:  Claims the northern hemisphere is challenging the south for supremacy are not supported by the stats. If anything, the north is going backwards, writes Huw Richards
South Africa 31-30 Wales
Jun 21, 2014:  Huw Richards' Verdict reflects on Wales get tantalised beyond endurance in their one-point loss to South Africa
1964
Jun 18, 2014:  Huw Richards talks to Clive Rowlands about Wales' first southern hemisphere Test in 1964 and the lessons learned from the defeat in Durban
South Africa 38-16 Wales
Jun 14, 2014:  Huw Richards' Verdict looks at what can be learned from Wales' 19th consecutive defeat by one of the southern hemisphere's big three
The memorial Ground, Bristol
Jun 4, 2014:  As Bristol's Memorial Ground prepares to become a footnote in rugby history, Huw Richards casts a fond eye back at its 94-year history
1914
May 2, 2014:  "It was," reckoned Paul Voivenel in the 1940s, "the most dramatic of all finals." Huw Richards heads back to 1914 in the latest Rewind
1914
Apr 15, 2014:  It is 100 years since the last international match played in Europe before the outbreak of World War One. Rewind remembers the fixture's longest-living survivor
International Rugby
Apr 4, 2014:  Huw Richards talks to the organisers of the National Rugby Football League combine, an event geared towards turning NFL players into rugby stars
1939
Mar 20, 2014:  This week marks the 75th anniversary of the final international played before the outbreak of World War Two. Rewind looks back at 1939
Six Nations
Mar 5, 2014:  Are the margins between the teams in the Six Nations getting smaller year-on-year? Huw Richards gives some answers
1954
Feb 18, 2014:  Rewind goes back to 1954 to recount France's first ever win over the All Blacks, a game that signalled a period of dominance for the men in blue
One hundred years ago...
Feb 5, 2014:  Huw Richards look back at the life of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Leyland Harrison - the only England international to have been awarded a Victoria Cross
Six Nations
Jan 31, 2014:  "What if the points difference tie-breaker operated since 1994 had been in operation through the championship's history?" Huw Richards re-writes history
1964
Jan 21, 2014:  "It will be 50 years next month since a great debut that led on to a still greater international career". The latest Rewind focuses on Mike Gibson
1888
Dec 17, 2013:  'They were generally big strong players, but they never struck me as clever players' - Rewind goes back to 1888 when the New Zealand Natives toured Great Britain
1913
Nov 28, 2013:  "A warm 100th birthday best wishes to the Fijian Rugby Union, whose centenary celebrations find a London stage this Saturday." Rewind journeys back to 1913
1913
Oct 29, 2013:  Rewind goes back to 1913 when the All Blacks visited North America and why that tour killed the growth of rugby in the USA
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