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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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Numbers Game
Feb 12, 2013:  Two weeks into the 2013 Six Nations, Huw Richards delves through the record books to find another landmark for the remarkable Brian O'Driscoll in the Numbers Game
Six Nations
Jan 26, 2013:  "Rob Howley is perilously close to having responsibility without real power... nor is the playing inheritance terribly inspiring." Huw Richards assesses Wales' prospects
Jan 22, 2013:  With Australia Day on Saturday, we Rewind to 1863 to reflect on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Australia-born England star Charles Gregory Wade
Numbers Game
Jan 15, 2013:  With the Six Nations set to produce more twists and turns, Huw Richards looks at who never gives up and who lets leads slip the most
Dec 25, 2012:  "It was so cold that the teams were kept in the changing rooms while the anthems were played." We Rewind the clock to England's victory over Wales in 1963
Numbers Game - Review of 2012
Dec 18, 2012:  "It would be surprising if anyone other than a Kiwi had been the year's 'winningest' player, given that they won 12 matches." Numbers Game takes a statistical look at 2012
Wales Rugby
Dec 11, 2012:  "On the half-full, half-empty scale what is the state of Wales's glass? Close to full of SA or Felinfoel last May, it now offers only dregs of low alcohol lager," says Huw Richards
Nov 27, 2012:  "Perhaps the greatest of all English prodigies was Dick Stafford of Bedford, who broke into the team in 1912." Rewind pays tribute to a forgotten England international
Numbers Game
Nov 20, 2012:  With Chris Ashton now having gone 10 games without a try for England, the latest edition of Numbers Game looks back at some other players who have struggled to score
Oct 30, 2012:  "November 22 is one of the resounding dates on the calendar, with the precise nature of the resonance a matter of age and outlook." We Rewind to 1972
Numbers Game
Oct 23, 2012:  "On November 9, the All Blacks will complete a decade since they lost away to any of the Five Nations." Numbers Game looks at how the teams have faired in the autumn Tests
Oct 2, 2012:  "Newport's history is a highly distinguished one but this day a century ago against the Boks was arguably the greatest in that long story." We Rewind to 1912
England Rugby
Sep 25, 2012:  Far from cramping his style, the addition of Mike Catt to England's coach team is extremely welcome, says defence coach Andy Farrell
England Rugby
Sep 25, 2012:  England head coach Stuart Lancaster will not be naming his captain for the four autumn internationals yet, but has said enough to suggest that incumbent Chris Robshaw remains the front runner
Numbers Game
Sep 25, 2012:  The latest edition of Numbers Game looks at the winning ratios of some of the sport's greatest players with one man coming out on top - the legendary Richie McCaw
Numbers Game
Aug 28, 2012:  "Is there a more miserable experience than getting nilled?" The latest edition of Numbers Game looks back at matches where one team has been completely shut out
Aug 7, 2012:  "The Fijians proved gigantic crowd-pullers, with confirmed league enthusiasts drawn magnetically to their games" Huw Richards rewinds the clock to 1952
The Numbers Game
Jul 31, 2012:  Huw Richards casts his eye across the history of the game to trace the most-capped players of all time - check out the results in the latest edition of The Numbers Game
English Rugby
Jul 27, 2012:  "Rugby might have a real role to play in making a better world, particularly for the young and underprivileged." Huw Richards delves into the Hitz campaign
Olympic Rugby
Jul 26, 2012:  So who are the reigning Olympic Rugby Champions? Huw Richards reveals all as he delves into the brief but colourful history of rugby at the Olympics.
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