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Pat Lambie Set To Retire Due To Concussions

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South African out-half, Pat Lambie, is set to announce his retirement from rugby due to an accumulation of concussions, according to reports.  The Racing 92 star has been out of action for months following a knee injury that he suffered during his side’s Champions Cup final defeat to Leinster in May. However, according to a report in Midi Olympique, the 28-year-old will retire …

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Carbery: My Goal Is To Overtake Sexton As First Choice

Joey Carbery Johnny Sexton

Munster out-half, Joey Carbery, has revealed that one of his major goals is to overtake Jonathan Sexton as the best Irish No.10, and not to simply wait for him to retire.  Carbery served his apprenticeship under the World Player of the Year at Leinster and Ireland, but when his appearances came more often at full-back rather than out-half, he made the …

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Watch: Simon Zebo On Racism And Ulster Abuse

Simon Zebo Racing 92

Racing 92 winger, Simon Zebo, has opened up about how he dealt with racism as a child and the alleged abuse aimed at him during his side’s Champions Cup loss to Ulster last weekend.  The 28-year-old took to social media following the game at the Kingspan Stadium and hinted that he had received verbal abuse from certain supporters, which his …

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Jones On Farrell: “Owen Is Maturing At A Good Rate”

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England coach Eddie Jones believes captain Owen Farrell is “maturing at a good rate” heading into the Six Nations, while insisting wing Jack Nowell could play at openside flanker. Farrell and Dylan Hartley were England’s co-captains during the November internationals. But Saracens star Farrell is set to be in sole charge when they begin their Six Nations campaign against champions …

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Wasps Confirm Signing Of Toomaga-Allen From Hurricanes

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New Zealand international prop Jeff Toomaga-Allen will be joining Wasps from Super Rugby’s Hurricanes next season, the Premiership club announced on Thursday. Toomaga-Allen is the second All Black signed by Wasps this week following their announcement on Wednesday that centre Malakai Fekitoa will join them from Top 14 side Toulon next season. “To bring someone of Jeff’s calibre to the …

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England Name Four Uncapped Players But No Room For Care

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Dylan Hartley has been left out of Eddie Jones’ England squad for the opening two rounds of the Six Nations due to a knee injury that will see him miss their crucial clash with champions, Ireland. Injury has also ruled flanker, Chris Robshaw, and centre, Jonathan Joseph, out of the 35-man-squad but there are welcome returns for Joe Launchbury and Mako and …

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Joe Schmidt Explains Who Just Missed Out On Irish Six Nations Squad

With the 2019 Six Nations on the horizon, coach Joe Schmidt has named his 38-man squad for the opening two rounds. The announcement saw three uncapped players make the grade, and with the provincial teams performing well currently, Schmidt stated that some late changes may need to be made dependent on the domestic matches between now and the opener against England …

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Scotland Name Seven Uncapped Players In Six Nations Squad

Scotland Six Nations squad

Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend, has named his squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship with injuries meaning that seven uncapped players are included. In the absence of Fraser Brown and George Turner, three uncapped hookers are named in the side, David Cherry (Edinburgh), Jake Kerr (Leicester Tigers) and Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors) rewarded for their recent performances at club level. Another …

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World Cup Bosses Planning For Extreme Weather Conditions In Japan

With the final countdown to this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan well underway, organisers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, said the tournament director, Alan Gilpin. On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of rugby’s showpiece would be the “most competitive ever” with a narrowing gap between the top 15 …

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“Rugby Is Growing Safer”, Says Laporte Urging Further Reforms

Although French rugby has recently mourned the death of four young players, the sport “is half as dangerous as 10 years ago,” Bernard Laporte, president of the French rugby federation (FFR), said on Tuesday.  The former France coach was speaking at a lunch for the ‘Bien Joue’ (‘Well Played’) programme, launched in French schools after Louis Fajfrowski, 21, died following …

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