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They have all played in this annual showpiece in the past, but is it head or heart for these commentators?

James Lawton: Manager left with one thing to cling to: his usual defiance

It was over but the big man Martin Johnson couldn't put down certain of those things which had become the foundation stones of his rugby life.

Letter from the i editor: We’re all Welsh now!

I walked in to a remarkably jolly i office yesterday, exchanged the usual Sunday pleasantries, sat down to open the i email in-boxes, and all hell broke loose.

Fearlessness of youth and hard yards fire Wales to new heights

Ireland 10 Wales 22: Brilliant Welsh campaign leads All Blacks to consider Gatland as Henry's successor

James Lawton: Johnson left with nothing to cling to but his usual cussed defiance

Martin Johnson talked about the ground gained not the huge tracts lost. He had a position to defend and so, of course, he defended it. It was lonely work

James Lawton: This was not a defeat. It was the departure of the dysfunctional

England's campaign was not fit for purpose

The Last Word: Once-shambolic Wales take professional route to glory

Gatland's men have shown – on and off the pitch – how real discipline and dedication can be rewarded

Letter from the i editor: Learning a foreign language

It’s unfashionable to listen to the head teachers of elite private schools, such as Anthony Seldon, biographer of Tony Blair and head of Wellington College.

Rash Rooney's mad moment clouds England qualification

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'You can drink, play the field – as long as you win'

When Fabio Capello began as England manager his ideal pre-match discussion would concern tactics, his feelings about the opposition and perhaps the occasional rearranging of reporters' digital recorders on the table in front of him to demonstrate different formations. He might throw in the odd reminiscence about Arrigo Sacchi and get out as quickly as possible.

Capello: 'Everything is fine when you win – if you drink, go with women'

The England manager said yesterday that it does not matter what players get up to off the field

Arsenal situation 'not acceptable' says Aaron Ramsey

It's just what all the Arsenal players could probably do with in these troubled times - a match with no urgent pressure, away from any glaring spotlight. Certainly that was the impression given off by Aaron Ramsey on the eve of Wales's European Championship qualifier against Switzerland in Swansea.

James Lawton: Tindall and the three stooges mock professionalism

If nothing in this World Cup of rugby is likely to rival the depression caused by the disappearance through injury of the magnificent Daniel Carter, fresh evidence of the unprofessional conduct of some of the England players is, by a big margin, the nearest rival.

Sam Wallace: After 11 years and 89 caps, England still don't know Gerrard's best position

It is hard to see Gerrard playing for England past Euro 2012, as is the case for so many of the 30-somethings in the team

James Lawton: What does Tindall need to do to be sent home? As for the other three stooges, you're a sick joke

A defence is that rugby boys will be boys, but they are supposed to be professional competitors operating at the peak of a four-year cycle

It's our moral duty to help world's poor, Mitchell will tell Tories

Andrew Mitchell will tomorrow tell Conservative activists who want the Government to cut its £8bn-a-year aid budget that it is morally right and patriotic to help poor countries at a time of austerity in Britain.

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