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England Legend Heaps Praise On Sexton For That Drop Goal But Berates Ireland For That Performance

England and British and Irish Lions legend Jeremy Guscott has joined the chorus of praise that has rained down on Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton following his last-gasp drop goal heroics in Paris on Saturday. The veteran of three Lions tours, including the 1997 instalment that saw his own late drop goal seal victory and the series against South Africa in 1997, writing …

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Watch: De La Hoya Slams ‘Attention Grabbing’ Mayweather Over His Hints About UFC Fight

No matter how much time passes, it seems the retired Floyd Mayweather’s ego just cannot let go of the limelight. Having come out of retirement to take on Conor McGregor in the UFC star’s first professional boxing fight, the 40-year-old secured a tenth round TKO and with it another massive paycheck that included a guaranteed $100 million before pay-per-view and royalty …

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France’s HIA Call For Dupont Against Ireland Appears Even More Contentious As Serious Knee Injury Is Confirmed

Were it not for the 41 phases that culminated in Jonathan Sexton’s last-gasp drop-goal in Paris on Saturday, the noise surrounding the HIA call for France scrum-half Antoine Dupont would be so much louder. The replacement number 9 was involved in a tackle minutes before the clock turned red in the NatWest 6 Nations opener between France and Ireland and what …

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What Six Nations Challenge Will Ireland Face Against The Unknown Quantity That Is France On Saturday?

The NatWest 6 Nations finally gets underway this weekend and following a November of mixed fortunes for the home nations involved, fans will be wondering just how the squads will have weathered the winter. Much has been made of England’s push for world domination and their clash with New Zealand towards the end of this year. Eddie Jones’ side is …

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Ulster Legend Laments His Province Becoming The Underachieving ‘Arsenal Of Irish Rugby’

Following a weekend of European rugby that saw Leinster and Munster progress to the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup and Connacht doing likewise in the Challenge Cup, the absence of Ulster from the party is particularly painful. Having dominated a La Rochelle side one week earlier, the northern province needed only to travel to Wasps and repeat their efforts in …

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Wallabies Legend Spent Nearly Three Weeks Behind Bars In Japan And Nobody Found Out

In an age where social media and communications technologies are as integrated into human lives as breathing, the news that Wallabies legend George Smith spent nearly three weeks in a Japanese jail without the media finding out is something quite unique. The 111-times capped Australia international has been plying his trade with Japanese Rugby Top League side Suntory Sungoliath since 2016, …

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Sanchez’s Arrival At Old Trafford Could Spell Trouble For Ibrahimovic And Rashford

In the biggest Premier League mid-season transfer in years, Manchester United have completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, and as fans debate just how the Chilean might slot into Jose Mourinho’s starting XI it is beginning to look like there may not be room for some of United’s fan-favourites. The 29-year-old has been handed the No. 7 jersey, made …

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Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18/11/2017 Ireland vs Fiji Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Ireland In-Form XV For Six Nations Opener Following Weekend Of European Clashes

The Ireland squad for the opening rounds of the upcoming Six Nations jetted off to Spain on Monday for their pre-tournament training camp where, following a weekend of gruelling European rugby fixtures, they can recover from their respective bangs and bruises. Head coach Joe Schmidt was forced into just one late squad change, with Munster’s James Cronin stepping in for …

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