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Writers' gong for Halfpenny

Writers' gong for Halfpenny

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny was named the player of the year for 2013 by the British-based Rugby Union Writers' Club on Monday.

Defining Moments of 2013

Defining Moments of 2013

We look back at the moments which - for better or for worse - made 2013 a year to remember.

Halfpenny misses out to Murray

Halfpenny misses out to Murray

Leigh Halfpenny finished runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, while Warren Gatland and the Lions won awards.

Gatland moots Lions quota system

Gatland moots Lions quota system

Warren Gatland has queried whether a quota system should be installed for the next British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

RWC influenced Farrell appointment

RWC influenced Farrell appointment

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland admits learning about his World Cup rivals was key to his taking Andy Farrell on tour.

Tuilagi apologises after PM joke

Tuilagi apologises after PM joke

Lions centre Manu Tuilagi has apologised on Twitter after making a 'bunny ears' gesture behind the Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Win tickets to Saracens v Clermont!

Win tickets to Saracens v Clermont!

We are giving away tickets to this weekend's Heineken Cup semi-final between Saracens and Clermont at Twickenham.

Letter of the Week

Letter of the Week

Our readers are never short of an opinion and our mailbox is seldom empty. This week a reader a World XV...with a twist.

Was Marshall given a fair chance?

Was Marshall given a fair chance?

Should Blues boss Sir John Kirwan bear the brunt of the responsibility for Benji Marshall's failure to succeed in Rugby Union?

Loose Pass

Loose Pass

Welcome to Loose Pass, our weekly collection of chocolate rabbittings, four-day weekends and frenzied egg-chasings.