Jan 25, 2007: One of the conundrums France head coach Bernard Laporte is going to have to solve in 2007 is who to play at fly-half.
Jan 25, 2007: The European autumn series of test matches saw all the world's serious rugby nations in action
Jan 25, 2007: That three English teams might make the final eight was reasonably foreseeable before the final weekend of pool matches
Jan 25, 2007: When Ronan O'Gara was named as one of Ireland's irreplaceables by Australia coach John Connolly last November, it was welcome recognition for one of Test rugby's most improved players.
Jan 25, 2007: Where would the fun be in life if you couldn't spend it trying to show your friends exactly who knows best
Jan 25, 2007: Time and tide wait for no man, and for one rugby player in particular, who last season would have been willing time to fly by as his body healed, must now be wishing time would slow down, as he learns the nuances of a whole new ballgame.
Jan 25, 2007: No team playing in the Heineken Cup has a greater history than Llanelli
Jan 25, 2007: There could have been no more appropriate conclusion to the first weekend of Heineken European Cup action than Ronan O'Gara kicking the winning penalty for holders Munster away to Leicester
Jan 25, 2007: Scotland centre Andy Henderson fears his team's improvement in last year's RBS 6 Nations campaign will make their task even tougher this time around.
Jan 25, 2007: The dawning of the new year means that the sport's next global showpiece is growing ever nearer and excitement is sure to intensify amongst players and fans alike as we build towards the kick off
Jan 25, 2007: The cast for next year's Rugby World Cup is almost complete with Japan and Georgia the latest sides to book their place at the global showpiece
Jan 25, 2007: The qualification process for next year's global showpiece entered a crucial stage this weekend with one more country booking their spot in France and several others closing in on a place
Jan 25, 2007: For France head coach Bernard Laporte, the 2007 RBS 6 Nations Championship represents an interesting appetiser for both him and his team ahead of the main course later this year.
Jan 25, 2007: One day presumably, the name will change
Jan 25, 2007: If week one of the Heineken was dominated by the Celts, round two was very much le weekend francais
Jan 25, 2007: The consensus is that there is no consensus on this year's Six Nations
Jan 25, 2007: So now we know
Jan 25, 2007: When Ireland last dominated Europe's rugby landscape, neither the Rugby World Cup nor professionalism existed
Jan 25, 2007: When the Welsh Rugby Union turned to Gareth Jenkins to take over as the new national head coach in April last year he was initially reluctant.
Jan 25, 2007: If you somehow managed to miss it