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The Wrap: Rugby’s critical problem no closer to a solution

The Wrap: Rugby’s critical problem no closer to a solution

4 Dec 2017

Wales’ 24-22 win over South Africa over the weekend highlights not only the continued decline of South Africa as a world rugby superpower but underlines the biggest problem facing the game – one that shows no sign of being solved in the foreseeable future.

The Wrap: Wallabies humiliation needs a reaction, not overreaction

The Wrap: Wallabies humiliation needs a reaction, not overreaction

27 Nov 2017

A season that started poorly, then turned positive mid-stream, has finished on a low for the Wallabies, humiliated by Scotland at Murrayfield by a record 53-24 scoreline.

The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

The Wrap: England gets the rub but Cheika gets it wrong

20 Nov 2017

In the brilliant Coen brothers film Fargo, there is a scene where the suspect, played by William H Macy, knowing the net is closing in on him, sneaks out of his car dealership mid-interrogation, leaving Minnesota police chief, played by Frances McDormand, empty-handed.

The Wrap: All of the winners and losers from ‘Super Saturday’

The Wrap: All of the winners and losers from ‘Super Saturday’

13 Nov 2017

The first weekend of what is, depending on which direction water swirls down the plughole, known as either the ‘autumn internationals’ or the ‘end of year tours’ promised plenty.

The Wrap: All roads lead to Yokohama

The Wrap: All roads lead to Yokohama

6 Nov 2017

When the Rugby World Cup was first played in 1987, fans of the concept welcomed the context it bought to a hitherto unstructured rugby schedule.

The Wrap: Australian rugby shoots itself in the foot, again

The Wrap: Australian rugby shoots itself in the foot, again

30 Oct 2017

With a rare Test victory against New Zealand secured last week in Brisbane, Australian rugby took the first positive steps forward in what seems like an age.