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Paul Ackford
Paul Ackford

He is a former England and Lions international, who played lock forward. He was formerly an Inspector in the Metropolitan Police. He retired from international rugby after the 1991 World Cup, becoming a journalist and writing for the Sunday Telegraph. his articles!

Stuart Barnes

He is a former England and Lions international who joined the Sunday Times as their chief rugby columnist in 2005 following 12 with the Daily Telegraph. During that time he has also established himself presenter for Sky Sports. his articles!

Peter FitzSimons

He is a sports columnist and writer for The Sydney Morning Herald. He also regularly appears on the Australian Foxtel programme, The Back Page. He also writes a humorous column for the Saturday edition of the Sydney Morning Herald. his articles!

Mark Keohane

He was a rugby journalist for 10 years before being appointed communications manager for the Springboks, until his resignation in 2003. He currently runs his own website,, and freelances in print, radio and television on South African and international rugby. his articles!

Lindsay Knight

He has been a staff member of the Dominion, the Evening Post and the Auckland Star and now works on a freelance basis. He has also contributed to many publications in New Zealand and overseas and is presently a senior contributing writer to NZ Rugby World. his articles!

Chris Rattue

He is a sports journalist who Times Online referred to as "one of New Zealand's most outspoken but admired sports critics". He writes for the New Zealand Herald. his articles!

Dan Retief

He is the award-winning South African correspondent of Rugby World magazine, the Australian Rugby Review and writes regularly for foreign newspapers. his articles!

Spiro Zavos

He is an Australasian historian, philosopher, journalist and writer. In 1979 he became an editorial writer on the Sydney Morning Herald, where he would remain until 2000. At the Herald, he also moved into rugby writing. He has written seven books on rugby. his articles!


Please Springboks end this nightmare - Rattue
The Jonny Factor - Retief
The malaise runs deep in NZ rugby - Knight
Don’t be a fool Jake … go on Sunday - Keohane
Why a win for South Africa will be a win for those who love the game - Zavos
Still fighting - Barnes
Jonny Wilkinson kicks England into final - Ackford
As good as it gets for Poms - Keohane
England arrive by accident - Ackford
Cup was Jonny's poisoned chalice - FitzSimons
France pose absolutely no threat to the All Blacks - Rattue
Fiji accept Mission Impossible - Barnes
It's the quicks v Jonny and his plodders - Zavos
No time for complacency - Barnes
England grind out win - Ackford
Ball shape points towards running game - Zavos
Time of the Galácticos - Retief
World Cup wallowing but for ankle biters - Rattue
Portugal puffery glosses over - Knight
Go green, say Boks - Keohane
Bring on the upsets - Rattue
Average JO must go - Retief
Latham to make Burke of himself - Knight
Step forward for Boks - Barnes
Heroics can't help England - Ackford
Minnows Impress - Barnes
Habana delights White - Keohane
Argentina's night to remember - Ackford
Paris warms to RWC - Rattue
Can history repeat itself? - Retief
Boks will not bow to pressure - Keohane
England may roar - Ackford
World Cup wonders - Barnes
How to beat the All Blacks - Zavos
Beating the bookies - Rattue
Rugby's chance for rightful place - Knight
Hopes and fears for WC - Ackford
The gloom deepens - Barnes
Commercial threat to Rugby - Knight
England's calamity - Ackford
Pommy bashing - Keohane
Wallabies not happy campers - Zavos
The spy in from the Reds - Retief
Sympathy wasted - FitzSimons
Village idiots part II - Rattue

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