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Jan 11, 2009:  The dawning of a new year is not only a time for resolutions but also predictions so while considering how to counter the excesses of the festive period check out our picks for 2009
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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
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Jan 5, 2009:  "Deans still has work to do, not least sorting out the frustrating inconsistency that plagues the team, particularly the senior players." Keiran Smith writes
The East Terrace
Jan 2, 2009:  More than a quarter of a century after his last match for his country, former England and Lions skipper Bill Beaumont has shocked the rugby world by making himself available for the 2009 Six Nations campaign
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Jan 1, 2009:  "We must take radical action to eliminate the current scourge of rugby, that terrible debilitating habit - Aerial Ping-Pong." John Taylor takes a stand
International Rugby
Dec 30, 2008:  As the curtain falls on another action-packed 12 months of top-class rugby we select our team of the year
English Rugby
Dec 29, 2008:  "What we need from the RFU and PRL is clarification very soon on who can and cannot take part in the 2009 Six Nations." Julian Davidson writes
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Dec 29, 2008:  "What Rugby World Cup in 2011 will offer is a tournament and an experience built from the cultural and rugby grassroots." Huw Turner writes
Irish Rugby
Dec 23, 2008:  A reflective glance at the state of Irish rugby and you would have to say that the powers-that-be should be pleased with what they have seen so far this season
Rugby Review 2008
Dec 22, 2008:  With two Grand Slams, a host of thrilling finals and an unhealthy dose of controversy - it is safe to say that 2008 will go down in the history books as a memorable year for the sport
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Dec 22, 2008:  "Saru may have reviewed the 2008 season positively, but question marks remain behind De Villiers's acumen when South Africa are confronted with quality opponents." Stephen Nell writes
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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
World Rugby
Dec 18, 2008:  As the credit crunch continues to bite there is growing concern that rugby is on the brink of a financial crisis. Graham Jenkins investigates.
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Dec 17, 2008:  "This year will certainly go down as a year to remember in Wales and Munster, perhaps even in New Zealand, but in the rest of the rugby world it is probably a year best forgotten." John Taylor writes
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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
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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
English Rugby
Dec 10, 2008:  With the news of Josh Lewsey's international retirement, we take a look at where his fellow World Cup winners have ended up
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Dec 9, 2008:  "The fact that most of the best players in the Top 14 are no longer French will not escape Marc Lièvremont." Ian Moriarty writes
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Dec 8, 2008:  "Another area of concern is the Wallabies backline, which now looks disjointed and unsettled." Keiran Smith writes
The East Terrace
Dec 5, 2008:  "You cannot please the All Blacks when it comes to the haka." James Stafford reveals this and other lessons from the latest international feast
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Jones key to Wales World Cup plans

Huw Richards assesses where Wales are after a mixed Six Nations, with front row seats still very much available for the World Cup

Attacking revolution will be fleeting

John Mitchell lapped up the action on 'Sensational Saturday' - but warns not to expect a repeat come Rugby World Cup time later this year

Ireland, England are dangers if ...

Craig Dowd warns England, Ireland and Wales they should play to their strengths rather than those of the All Blacks and the Wallabies

Six Nations prospects for the World Cup

Tom Hamilton runs the rule over just where the six countries stand ahead of the global gathering in September

Gareth Delve to Japan?