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  1. March 13, 2014

    Salesman puts skills to use building aspiration

    In a copse on his farm in Devon, Humphrey Walters has just planted tree 37. Each serves as a reminder of someone who has...

  2. July 24, 2013

    Britain’s systemic sporting revolution

    International readers will not forgive the boast but, adjusting for population, Britain might be the most successful...

  1. October 5, 2012

    The Pursuits Interview: Stuart Lancaster

    It can sometimes be hard to remember that, until relatively recently, rugby was an amateur sport. Today, professionalism is...

  2. November 30, 2011

    How can you retain the expertise of a departing manager?

    THE PROBLEM Following reports about the Rugby Football Union’s mismanagement in England’s 2011 World Cup campaign, the...

  3. November 25, 2011

    Rugby’s great strategist still looks back in anger

    Amid the turmoil engulfing English rugby and the numerous calls for Sir Clive Woodward to be brought back to Twickenham to...

  4. November 1, 2011

    RFU tackles desperate days for English game

    These are dismal days for English rugby. England’s abject World Cup failure in New Zealand, a campaign more striking for...

  5. October 19, 2011

    World Cup winner joins a new team

    As the players from France and New Zealand prepare for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final, one former winner is taking tentative...

  6. June 10, 2011

    English rugby shaken as chief departs

    English rugby’s leadership joined the roll call of sports bodies engulfed in managerial chaos following the sudden departure...

  7. February 25, 2011

    Betting his shirt on rugby

    England tighthead prop Phil Vickery, 34, (nicknamed “Raging Bull” by coach Clive Woodward) retired from rugby in October...

  8. November 29, 2008

    England foster patience rather than panic

    At least Martin Johnson is used to brickbats. The sounds of rumbling discontent that spread around Twickenham as his...

  9. November 28, 2008

    England foster patience rather than panic

    At least Martin Johnson is used to brickbats. The sounds of rumbling discontent that spread around Twickenham as his...

  10. March 1, 2008

    Time for England to punch their weight

    England's cricketers have the chance to arrest their alarming slump in form at the start of a must-win three-match Test...

  11. February 29, 2008

    Time for England to win

    England’s cricketers have the chance to arrest their alarming slump in form at the start of a must-win three-match Test...

  12. December 15, 2007

    Rugby Heroes

    Rugby Heroes by Will Carling and others Hodder & Stoughton £14.99 1.25 hours A collection of anecdotes about the game from...

  13. December 15, 2007

    Rugby Heroes

    Rugby Heroes By Will Carling and others Hodder & Stoughton £14.99,1.25 hours A collection of anecdotes about the game from...

  14. November 9, 2007

    Call for Olympics critics to be heard

    Politicians and the media have a right to criticise the funding and running of the London Olympics and do not deserve to be...

  15. November 9, 2007

    Call for Olympics critics to be heard

    Politicians and the media have a right to criticise the funding and running of the London Olympics and do not deserve...

  16. August 11, 2007

    Last chance for Ashton to ponder cruellest cut

    Whatever Sheryl Crow and Rod Stewart may have asserted in song, it is the last cut that is the deepest. Just ask England...

  17. August 4, 2007

    England try back-to-basics for World Cup

    Nostalgia in normal life takes decades to develop. Time in international sport, though, moves faster. England's World Cup...

  18. July 17, 2007

    A whole newball game

    Football agent Jon Holmes, who once had David Beckham on his books and whose clients include Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and...

  19. November 30, 2006

    Robinson exits with a warning

    Andy Robinson reluctantly stood down as England rugby union coach yesterday, signing off with a warning that the world...

  20. November 29, 2006

    England eye return of Vaughan

    Injured former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will make a return from his knee injury lay-off today to play for an...

  21. November 29, 2006

    England eye return of Vaughan

    Injured former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan will make a return from his knee injury lay-off today to play for an...

  22. November 9, 2006

    WMG buys top football agency

    Wasserman Media Group is to become the pre-eminent company in football talent representation and marketing after agreeing...

  23. November 9, 2006

    Wasserman Media to buy SFX Sports

    Wasserman Media Group is to become the leading company marketing football talent after agreeing to buy the agency that...

  24. September 30, 2006

    ROUND-UP

    *FOOTBALL Scott Parker is back in the England fold after two and a half years. England manager Steve McClaren has named the...

  25. September 8, 2006

    Rugby chief Andrew sets out stall

    England rugby will go back to the future with a five-man selection panel for international matches this season, writes Huw...

  26. August 19, 2006

    ROUND-UP

    *RUGBY UNION After a decade as England's outside-half from 1985 and 11 years as director of rugby at Newcastle Falcons, Rob...

  27. June 28, 2006

    Football club fight reaches knock-out stage

    The long-running battle for Southampton Leisure is set to come to an end on Monday at an extraordinary meeting to be held...

  28. June 27, 2006

    Lowe backed at Southampton

    Rupert Lowe, chairman of Southampton football club, has been backed by the team's manager and captain as well as Sir Clive...

  29. April 28, 2006

    Robinson stays as RFU axes 10 jobs

    England rugby union coach Andy Robinson has survived the review that followed a second consecutive dismal Six Nations...

  30. October 21, 2005

    Great depressor darkens Welsh mood

    Welsh moods, particularly those related to rugby, are rarely understated. The dial is wont to shift from euphoria to gloom –...

  31. September 2, 2005

    Bristol rugby reclaims historic status

    It comes as a surprise to be reminded that Paul Hull is not by origin a Bristolian. His return to Bristol as an assistant...

  32. August 5, 2005

    Wolves look primed to fulfil promise

    It has taken some time, but rationality seems finally to be taking hold at two teams that have habitually defied...

  33. June 29, 2005

    Lions roar to welcome win

    Things happen to Welsh wingers at Palmerston North's Arena Manawatu. In 1987, in the first World Cup, Glen Webbe scored a...

  34. June 24, 2005

    Lions seek to tame All Black firepower

    A dozen years - rather more than a lifetime in international rugby - have passed since the British and Irish Lions last...

  35. June 20, 2005

    Pietersen flays Australia

    There were all the usual admonitions about not getting carried away but if England cannot exult now, it never will, Jonathan...

  36. June 20, 2005

    Pietersen flays Australia

    There were all the usual admonitions about not getting carried away but if England cannot exult now, it never will,...

  37. May 28, 2005

    Lions aim to roar on last surviving tour

    The British and Irish Lions team that arrived in Auckland yesterday for their tour of New Zealand have every modern...

  38. May 24, 2005

    Pumas hold tame Lions

    If the theatrical principle that the worse the dress rehearsal, the better the performance, holds for rugby, then the 2005...

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