Bad news for Bulls and Bok fans. Handre Pollard has been ruled out for nine months with ruptured knee ligaments
Here is Paul O'Connell in his last appearance on our cover. What a competitor
This artwork is called L.H.O.O.Q. because when said aloud in French the letters form the phrase 'she has a hot arse'
Saints & Sinners: Vunipola, Roberts, Parisse, Hogg, Stander & Foden - who is on which list? po.st/SandS14
Just half an hour to go - Ireland warm up at the Aviva Stadium ahead of their #SixNations match against Wales
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A killer. Not a murderer.
David Danjou, a former French Foreign Legionnaire and convicted murderer, has spent a lifetime running from his past. When he returns to England for the funeral of his father, he struggles to reconnect with a family and life that ostracised him years before. His sister (a former Police woman) and a crusading civil rights lawyer have been uncovering the true extent of people trafficking in the UK.
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A veteran of modern dirty war, an injured French war hero and he's a man with demons and struggles with the burden of trying to exorcise those demons by doing the right thing. A reluctant hero, fighter and righter of wrongs, David can't hide his true nature nor what he almost seems born to do
Here are the 25-players retained by England for trip to Rome. Maro Itoje and Josh Beaumont included. No Elliot Daly
The wonder of nature; a ribbon eel goes swimming… youtube.com/watch?v=i32_wV…
One of the greats of the game bows out. Paul O'Connell calls time on his career. All the best with what's next, Paul twitter.com/IrishRugby/sta…
5 things we learnt: Wal v Ire - @thepaulwilliams on Priestland, Roberts & Warburton-Tipuric po.st/5TWalvIre
In demand: All eyes on @LloydWilliams_ - great pic from legendary rugby photographer Dave Rogers
#eggheads the #cornerhousecrew with the egghead pros. Fun times quizzing !
It's an old debate. Who is the best across the generations? Opinions are varied and passions run high. When I compiled my list I even argued with myself; but ultimately you need to trust the criteria, your rationale, for determining the best. This is mine:
1) Record - yes it matters. You must beat the best your generation has to offer. Losses can be avenged, titles won and lost but the numbers count.
2) Attitude - did you fight the best? Did you meet who there was to meet and not shirk the big fights? Undisputed is a rare accolade...
3) Longevity - did you do all that over time? Continuous or in sections it doesn't matter. Did you last the test of time...
4) The time & Place - sometimes you can't separate the man and the time. They become synonymous with an era, political change or redefining sport. They rise above the normal and ensure our understanding of the sport is never the same again...
Often the end of a career can taint the memory of what went before... men stay too long or comeback once to often. Considerations are always made but I looked at the career as a whole and made my judgements.
10) Jack Dempsey
9) George Foreman
8) Wladimir Klitschko
7) Larry Holmes
6) Jack Johnson
5) Evander Holyfield
4) Rocky Marciano
3) Lennox Lewis
2) Joe Louis
1) Muhammed Ali
There's no place for Frazier, Ezzard Charles, Vitali Klitshcko and of course Tyson. There's a more fervent case for Charles and Frazier to be in the mix but the baddest man on the planet' simply didn't beat the best his generation had to offer and while he had a fantastic start to his career he simply never maintained it.