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Richie McCaw's record-breaking career in numbers
Following his retirement from rugby, Sports Mole takes a look at a selection of remarkable statistics from Richie McCaw's record-breaking New Zealand career.
Nov 20, 01:03
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Next England head coach: Five contenders
Sports Mole assesses five of the men that are reportedly in the running to replace Stuart Lancaster as the new head coach of England.
Nov 12, 10:39
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On this day: George North becomes youngest Rugby World Cup try-scorer
Sports Mole looks back at George North's record-breaking performance in Wales's 81-7 win over Namibia at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 26, 08:00
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Top five Rugby World Cup upsets
Sports Mole looks back at some of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history following South Africa's defeat to Japan at the 2015 tournament.
Sep 20, 10:04
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Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole identifies three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend.
Sep 19, 11:08
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Rugby World Cup - Pool D preview
Sports Mole assesses the five nations that will be looking to progress beyond Pool D at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 17, 12:31
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Rugby World Cup - Pool C preview
With the Rugby World Cup due to get underway on Friday, Sports Mole runs the rule over the five nations in Pool C.
Sep 17, 10:30
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Rugby World Cup - Pool B preview
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the five countries that will battle it out in Pool B of the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
Sep 16, 12:30
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Rugby World Cup - Pool A preview
With the Rugby World Cup on the horizon, Sports Mole takes a look at the five nations that make up Pool A.
Sep 16, 10:30
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Rugby World Cup - Injury doubts
Sports Mole looks at some of the players facing fitness battles ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Sep 9, 10:59
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Five defining fixtures of the 2015 Rugby World Cup
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now just a little over a week away, Sports Mole looks at five crucial pool-stage fixtures.
Sep 7, 16:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Aug 22, 11:08
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Aug 15, 11:04
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Wales 21-35 Ireland: Five talking points
Sports Mole looks at five key issues in the wake of Ireland's comfortable 35-21 win over Wales in Cardiff.
Aug 11, 16:16
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On this day: South Africa's Morne Steyn enters folklore with flawless display
On this day six years ago, Morne Steyn eclipsed the Tri-Nations record for most points scored by an individual player during South Africa's 31-19 win over New Zealand.
Aug 1, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Jul 25, 10:56
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Top five greatest Rugby World Cup matches
Sports Mole picks out five of the Rugby World Cup's greatest ever matches ahead of the latest instalment this autumn.
Jul 10, 12:47
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Top five greatest Rugby World Cup players
As the Rugby World Cup draws ever nearer, Sports Mole picks out five of the competition's greatest players.
Jun 28, 13:05
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Top five greatest Rugby World Cup moments
Sports Mole delves through the archives to select five of the Rugby World Cup's greatest ever moments ahead of this year's latest instalment.
Jun 21, 13:58
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On This Day: Greig Laidlaw kicks Scotland to famous victory against Australia
On this day three years ago, Scotland stunned Australia by claiming a narrow 9-6 victory at the Hunter Stadium.
Jun 5, 08:00
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Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
May 15, 13:57
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On This Day: Leicester Tigers book Heineken Cup final spot in historic fashion
On this day six years ago, Leicester Tigers beat Cardiff Blues on penalties to secure their place in the final of the Heineken Cup.
May 3, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
May 1, 12:49
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Top five contenders for 2015 Rugby World Cup
With less than 150 days to go until the Rugby World Cup gets underway, Sports Mole looks at the five leading contenders to go all the way.
Apr 22, 11:58
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On This Day: Scotland end 27-year losing streak against Australia
On this day five years ago, Scotland end a 27-year losing streak against Australia by claiming a 9-8 victory at Murrayfield.
Nov 21, 10:09
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On this day: England break records in Romania thrashing
Thirteen years ago today, England scored 134 unanswered points during an international clash against Romania.
Nov 17, 10:08
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Five teammates at loggerheads
As Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's fallout continues, Sports Mole picks out five other teammates that have had their differences.
Aug 25, 12:52
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On this day: Jonny Wilkinson is England's Rugby World Cup hero
On this day in 2003, Jonny Wilkinson kicks a last-gasp drop goal to win the Rugby World Cup for England.
Nov 22, 09:54
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On this day: Jonah Lomu destroys England
Eighteen years ago today, Jonah Lomu announced himself on the international stage by scoring four tries against England in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.
Jun 18, 09:34



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