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Wales And Lions Star Rhys Webb Drop Huge Hint Over Future Following Top 14 Rumours

Speculation over the future of Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb has been growing following rumours of interest coming from France’s Top 14. European giants Toulon, along with the reigning Champions Cup winners Saracens, has been linked to the Wales international in recent weeks and with his dual WRU/Ospreys contract set to expire at the end of the season, …

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More Bad New For All Black Charlie Ngatai Following Yet Another Head Injury

All Blacks and Chiefs centre Charlie Ngatai has had his immediate playing future cast into doubt once more following yet another head injury. Playing for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup against Bay of Plenty on Friday, Ngatai, who missed a significant portion of last season, including much of the Chiefs’ Super Rugby campaign, suffered another worrying head knock during the …

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European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2, Thomond Park, Limerick 22/10/2016 Munster vs Glasgow Warriors Munster's Robin Copeland after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster Announce Strengthened Squad To Face Ospreys In PRO14 Clash

Munster have announced a strong squad to face Ospreys in their PRO14 third round clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Though still without their British and Irish Lions heroes of this past summer, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named a squad full of threat and ambition for the trip to Swansea for the clash with Ospreys. Also missing …

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Guinness PRO12, Irish Independent Park, Cork 10/2/2017 Munster vs Newport Gwent Dragons Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus

Another South African Is Reportedly Being Courted To Succeed Erasmus At Munster

As Munster prepare for the fast-approaching departure of director of rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, thoughts are turning to just who will replace the South African in December. Having accepted a role with the South Africa Rugby setup, Erasmus will depart with defence coach Jacques Nienaber, following a tumultuous two seasons at the club. Stepping into to lead the club following the …

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Headache For Manchester United As Paul Pogba Prognosis Worsens

Manchester United and manager Jose Mourinho now face the prospect of being without the in-form Paul Pogba until late October. Having experienced a mixed season last term following his much-publicised world record transfer from Juventus, the 24-year-old has begun the new campaign in fine form, with two goals and two assists already to his name. Against Basel in the Champions League …

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Watch: Feast Your Eyes On One Of The Greatest Rugby Restarts You Will Ever See

New Zealand’s Mitre 10 Cup side Manawatu have just given us one of the greatest rugby restarts you will ever see.  As the Rugby Championship currently occupies the international stage in the southern hemisphere, domestically, leagues are cranking up in earnest. In the Mitre 10 Cup, New Zealand’s rugby union league, things are approaching the halfway point of the season …

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Watch: Michael Hooper Burned Everyone To Make This Try Stopping Tackle At The Weekend

After three rounds of the Rugby Championship, New Zealand sits in their familiar place atop of the table, with a resurgent South Africa lurking in second place. While the world champions continue their seemingly inexorable march towards yet another tournament victory, the Springboks have finally gotten their act together after a torrid 12 months that saw them drop to a …

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Rugby’s Injury-Ravaged XV

Injuries in sport are common, particularly in the more abrasively physical code of rugby. While some dance through their careers without a scratch, for others, injury is an ongoing occupational hazard. As the professional game continues to evolve and turn out bigger, faster and stronger players, who have, over time, become more ‘thoroughbred’ than ‘shire’. As a result, bigger and harder …

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Could Twist Of Fate See Conor McGregor Finally Face Rafael Dos Anjos?

Rafael dos Anjos was one of the stand-out performers of UFC 215 at the weekend where he made a pretty emphatic statement about his welterweight title credentials. Having made the jump up from the lightweight ranks following back-to-back defeats, the Brazilian, in his second fight at 170lbs, ripped through sixth ranked Neil Magny in the first round of the co-main event clash …

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Pat Lambie of South Africa

Racing 92 Adding A Springbok Out-Half To Their Ranks [Report]

South Africa’s versatile half-back Pat Lambie is set to embark on a new adventure in Europe with Top 14 side Racing 92 as he bids to get his career back on track following a long layoff due to injury. The 26-year-old has been on a lengthy road to recovery ever since he was knocked unconscious by Ireland’s CJ Stander in June …

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Manu Tuilagi Sidelined Again Following Yet Another Injury

England and Leicester Tigers star Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of action again following confirmation of yet another injury. The dynamic and powerful centre only returned to action during the preseason following a serious knee injury suffered last January and was looking to push his way back into the England squad for the Autumn Test series. Now, however, it has …

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