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Huw Richards assesses the form of each of the sides in Six Nations, and picks out the key players to look out for
Corporate sponsorship has not been affected by recent scandals, as the sport remains a favourite of highly desirable consumers
The national team may be successful on the pitch, but the club game is far from healthy
Currently, the women’s game is still the preserve of amateur participants but it is growing rapidly
Money and management issues have overshadowed the fact that the game of rugby is doing well and winning new fans
The country has many players and ambitions to place Asia on the rugby map, but the sport is struggling to attract local supporters
Internecine strife among players and managers has been the hallmark of the English game in recent years, and performance has suffered as a result
The short, fast game is becoming increasingly popular in its own right, while also introducing new spectators to the traditional version
Given the international nature of the sport, does it matter where players for national teams were born?
Shrewd development and incentives to keep top players in the country have contributed to the game’s domestic expansion
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