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  1. November 21, 2013

    Review – Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson

    Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson , adapted for the screen from an Olivier-nominated stage play, has a handful of characters...

  2. June 17, 2013

    Poms Down Under

    There is something counter-intuitive about a rugby tour of Australia. The fundamental fact about the country is that its...

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  2. The Business of Rugby Union 2012

    Following the success of last year’s World Cup in New Zealand, rugby’s focus now shift...
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  1. June 17, 2013

    British and Irish Lions rugby squad 2013

    Backs Rob Kearney, Ireland, full-back Age: 27 Caps: 46 (+3 Lions) The sitting tenant at full-back after beating Lee Byrne to...

  2. February 23, 2012

    Big events could establish viewing alternative

    Barney Francis, the managing director of Sky Sports, is in the unusual position of hoping that a global rugby tournament...

  3. December 16, 2011

    An ode to Jonny Wilkinson

    Lefties are a breed apart and I don’t just mean Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. I do not wish to distress Prince William,...

  4. March 7, 2011

    The public image: Gillette

    Gillette’s ‘Everyday masterpiece’ Client: Gillette Agency: BBDO NY Territory: SoHo, New York Verdict: It isn’t hard to see...

  5. January 28, 2011

    Rugby flexes its muscles

    Having dealt with sportsmen from certain other sports that we won’t specify here, I can testify that rugby players are a...

  6. September 14, 2009

    Agency pledges £1m for hall

    The likelihood of the National Trust acquiring for the nation Seaton Delaval Hall, the masterpiece of Baroque architect Sir...

  7. January 3, 2009

    Hall of Fame National Trust's race against time

    The National Trust faces a race against time to raise enough money to buy Seaton Delaval Hall, the masterpiece of baroque...

  8. March 14, 2008

    Anderson puts England on top

    England’s cricket and rugby union teams share one quality at present – total unpredictability. After the ghastly low of the...

  9. March 7, 2008

    Wales seek triple glory

    The rule of threes holds sway for Wales this weekend, where sports fans will be distracted by the national rugby team’s...

  10. December 31, 2007

    Round-up

    RUGBY UNION As the Newcastle team arrived for their Guinness Premiership clash at Saracens, a BSkyB cameraman ignored...

  11. December 30, 2007

    Dynamic duo cheer Newcastle

    As the Newcastle team arrived for their Guinness Premiership clash at Saracens, a BSkyB cameraman ignored England players...

  12. November 8, 2007

    Virgin Media scrums down in broadband

    Neil Berkett, the rugbyloving New Zealander acting as chief executive of Virgin Media, said yesterday his recovery strategy...

  13. October 22, 2007

    England keep honour despite coup de grâce

    A Rugby Union World Cup defined more than any of its five predecessors by shocks restored logic and predictability at the...

  14. October 20, 2007

    England try to get drop on Boks

    Nothing, not even one of their rare tries, will give England fans greater pleasure when they play South Africa in the World...

  15. October 19, 2007

    England try to get drop on Boks

    Nothing, not even one of their rare tries, will give England fans greater pleasure when they play South Africa in the World...

  16. October 15, 2007

    ITV hits jackpot on rugby punt

    The golden boot of Jonny Wilkinson has propelled an unexpected £9m bonus into the coffers of ITV, an advertising industry...

  17. October 14, 2007

    ITV hits jackpot on rugby punt

    The golden boot of Jonny Wilkinson has propelled an unexpected £9m bonus into the coffers of ITV, an advertising industry...

  18. October 12, 2007

    It’s entente glaciale as the French try to grill les rosbifs

    Those very best of enemies, England and France, will renew hostilities at the Stade de France tonight in the first...

  19. October 6, 2007

    Australia peak again at just the right time

    It may seem a misnomer, but today's Rugby Union World Cup quarter-final between England and Australia is very much the...

  20. September 29, 2007

    England back out of a dead-end

    Stroll down the Avenue de Flandres in north-eastern Paris and one encounters a small turning named Impasse des Anglais -...

  21. September 28, 2007

    Observer: Caught offside

    The form of the England rugby team going into today's crunch World Cup game against Tonga in Paris may be feeble, but at...

  22. September 21, 2007

    England need win after losing the plot

    Another day, another line-up. England, who play Samoa in Nantes on Saturday in their third World Cup pool match, are...

  23. September 18, 2007

    North-east stands by regional champion

    Northern Rock's regional supporters began a fight back on Monday after three days of saturation media coverage of its...

  24. September 8, 2007

    Holders look for inventive touch

    It is the sort of fixture you might expect to open a competition, filling the largest available stadium. Instead, World Cup...

  25. February 24, 2007

    Wilkinson faces final fitness test today

    England last night offered better news regarding Jonny Wilkinson's prospects of playing against Ireland today, following a...

  26. February 24, 2007

    Jonny effect puts rugby's revenues across magic line

    English rugby's "Jonny effect" gets its stiffest on-field test yet this afternoon as England face Ireland in the RBS 6...

  27. February 14, 2007

    Ashton lists team to put clubs on spot

    England coach Brian Ashton has upped the pressure on the clubs in the Twickenham versus Premier Rugby debate over player...

  28. January 30, 2007

    Ashton banks on safe return for Wilkinson

    Jonny Wilkinson will return for England after more than three years when they open their RBS Six Nations campaign at home to...

  29. January 4, 2007

    Beckham to discuss new deal with Real Madrid

    Real Madrid have offered a two-year contract extension to David Beckham and will hold talks with the former England...

  30. January 3, 2007

    Ashton hands captaincy to Vickery

    Phil Vickery will lead England into the Six Nations championship starting next month and the World Cup defence that follows...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. September 12, 2006

    Wilkinson out for up to eight weeks

    It would take an exceptionally hard heart - perhaps an Australian who takes last-minute drop-goals personally - not to...

  34. September 12, 2006

    Wilkinson out for up to eight weeks

    It would take an exceptionally hard heart - perhaps an Australian who takes last-minute drop-goals personally - not to...

  35. September 1, 2006

    Touchdown for the fair sex

    Sara Mears is following Scottish traditions by fulfilling her dreams in Canada. Where earlier generations did it by...

  36. May 2, 2006

    Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

    With broken metatarsals and manager succession chaos throwing England’s bid for World Cup glory into disarray before the...

  37. February 25, 2006

    Self-inflicted injuries hurt Welsh hopes

    And you thought Jonny Wilkinson was accident prone? Make his endless litany of injury self-inflicted, then project them on...

  38. February 24, 2006

    Self-inflicted injuries hurt Welsh hopes

    And you thought Jonny Wilkinson was accident prone? Make his endless litany of injury self-inflicted, then project them on...

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