Robert Kitson

Jonah Lomu: A true great who transcended his sport

Among the litany of tributes to Lomu’s extraordinary rugby ability have been many more highlighting the gentle, generous soul within.

Quarterfinals clash of the hemispheres

Can France repeat their heroics of 2007? Will Argentina take advantage of a depleted Ireland? It’s north v south in the last eight.

Springboks enjoying World Cup marathon after their false start

SA have responded ominously well from their infamous defeat and they will line up against Wales a very different team to the one that fell to Japan.

Underdogs have more bite

It has been a better start to a Rugby World Cup than anyone could have hoped for.

Williams sisters lose aura of invincibility

Is it a full stop or a semi colon in Venus and Serena's monologue?

‘Wilkinson effect’ for Le Crunch

It is a while since Le Crunch had such a snap and crackle about it.

Are rugby refs a law unto themselves?

Winning away has always been hard in the Six Nations, but it may be more than just your opponents you have to beat.

White-hot farewell to Jake

South Africa's captain, John Smit, has urged his team to give their World Cup-winning coach, Jake White, a rousing send-off at the Millennium Stadium this weekend as the Springboks prepare to say goodbye to the man who masterminded their triumphant campaign in France.

McHugh climbs back in the saddle

David McHugh did not become one of the world's top rugby referees by shirking tough decisions and, regardless of his still-tender left shoulder, he is not going to start now. Others may still wince at pictures of last month's assault by a pot-bellied Springbok fan in Durban in a Tri-Nations match against New Zealand but, if McHugh has any mental scars before his comeback, he hides them well.

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