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Ben Youngs confronts Eben Etzebeth

Which players in this young England team can be stars of 2015?

Goode, Cole, Wood and Launchbury can go the distance but, for all the academies, the jury is out on the rest

Brad of heaven: If we have learned one thing this season, it is that Brad Barritt can defend; what's more, he can read attacks and cut them off intelligently

David Flatman: It's simple. England must play the Boks at their own game

Dan Cole could well be the key man on the ground, despite being the quietest

Springboks can reign supreme if 2007 vintage remains potent

Largely unchanged holders have fine World Cup record and are confident of adding to their two crowns, writes Chris Hewett

Get out of the kitchen: How to turn a picnic into an alfresco feast

With a fire, a sturdy pot and a bit of creativity, it's amazing what you can cook outdoors.

Ruck and Maul: Moody to be England captain at the World Cup – if he's fit

Lewis Moody has been given a clear message that he will be England's captain through to the World Cup – if the Bath flanker can get fit from the knee injury that prevented him playing any part in the new champions' Six Nations campaign.

Johnson's men take reality check

After Dublin defeat, England's World Cup hopes look lost in fog of uncertainty

Wake up and smell the coffee – product placement is here

Brian Viner sees history being made on 'This Morning' – but in a very British way

Ruck and Maul: May double completes miserable February for falling Saints

Northampton's fall from the upper reaches of the Aviva Premiership continued yesterday when they were beaten 18-16 by Gloucester at Franklin's Gardens.

When two tribes go to war, Johnson is the perfect general

Manager ready for Friday fight night in Wales

The humble pork pie is reborn – as a luxury artisan foodstuff

It's no porky – demand for EU-protected 'heritage' pies is soaring

Phil Vickery: 'I had no choice but to say, "give it up you silly old fool"'

Interview No 2: In the second in a series, the World Cup winner tells Chris Hewett about his sense of loss since his recent retirement from the game

David Flatman: If I walk away with my body in one piece, I'll be happy

From the Front Row: We play a dangerous game, putting our heads in dark places every week. Even more reason then for players to be prepared for sport's after-life

Injury forces Vickery to announce retirement

Phil Vickery has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect.

Tindall and Robinson pay price for Gloucester's failings

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