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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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1912
Jan 23, 2009:  Tennis star Andy Murray is hoping to follow in the footsteps of an Irish rugby player as he pursues the Australian title at Melbourne. Huw Richards writes
1928
Jan 9, 2009:  "There is nothing quite like a shockingly early death to perpetuate a memory. But there is more than that to Du Manoir's consecration as French rugby's official saint." Huw Richards writes
1875
Dec 19, 2008:  "Constant law changes are what goes with rugby's complexity - an unending attempt to ensure that the game's delicately-balanced machinery does not clog up." Huw Richards writes
Comment
Dec 15, 2008:  "Gatland is clearly in charge. He has a united set of coaches he himself chose. Any senior player who chooses to challenge his authority will find himself on a loser." Huw Richards writes
1907
Dec 12, 2008:  There is always talk of traditions when the Varsity match comes round. This year Oxford wing Tim Catling revived one that looked to have fallen into complete disuse - scoring hat-tricks
1936
Nov 21, 2008:  "No man has become more famous on the basis of a single match, England's victory over New Zealand in 1936." Huw Richards writes on Alexander Obolensky
England v Australia
Nov 14, 2008:  "Twickenham has no visitor more familiar or frequent nowadays than the Wallabies...There was a time, though, when they were seen much less frequently on English grounds." Huw Richards writes
Comment
Nov 4, 2008:  "Does it matter whether they are competitive in, the Celtic League, the Anglo-Welsh Cup or the Heineken Cup?" Huw Richards writes
Rugby History
Oct 31, 2008:  "The pursuit of a touring Grand Slam gives a shape and purpose to the November tests that simply can't be managed by the creation of spurious head-to-head trophies..." Huw Richards writes
Comment
Oct 17, 2008:  "Stradey was the birthplace of the special relationship between Wales and New Zealand" Huw Richards writes
British & Irish Lions
Sep 3, 2008:  "It was, all were agreed, the zenith of their careers to be British Lions - members of the party that broke a losing run extending back to the beginning of the twentieth century." Huw Richards meets the 1955 Welsh Lions.
Aug 31, 2008:  "The event's charm isn't just about the consistent quality of matches
Aug 16, 2008:  If anyone has looked likely to provide a flashpoint for club-country disagreement over the designation of specific positions for players in the new England agreement, it is Mathew Tait.
Aug 15, 2008:  "Of course I want to go and any player who tells you that he's not thinking about it is probably lying
The 1924 Olympics
Aug 7, 2008:  "Coming soon, no doubt, to a pub quiz near you, the question : Who are the reigning Olympic Rugby Champions?" Huw Richards looks at rugby and the Olympics.
Jul 21, 2008:  "Rugby has no shortage of famous names of its own, but is now about to acquire another one with different sporting associations
Jul 13, 2008:  "I'm looking forward to working with Martin Johnson
Jun 28, 2008:  "Clermont's misery in finals continued as they were beaten for the ninth time in all, the fourth by Toulouse and the second year in a row." Huw Richards reports
Jun 27, 2008:  Clermont aim to end what has to be the most extraordinary losing sequence in top-class sport when they play Toulouse in Saturday night's French championship final.
Jun 1, 2008:  "Mapasua always plays with a smile and looks as though he is having fun
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