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Hamish Milner

Hamish is a recent politics graduate but his true passion comes in his love of sports, with rugby and football his two major fields of expertise.
Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Co. Kildare 21/11/2016 Team manager Mick Kearney

Ireland Rugby Manager Makes Shocking Claim After Fiery All Blacks Defeat

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney has been quoted as stating that as many as 12 incidents, 11 related to the All Blacks, were reviewed by the citing commissioner following the bruising Ireland-New Zealand game in Dublin on Saturday, according to the NZ Herald. Sam Cane’s shoulder charge on Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw and Malakai Fekitoa’s incredibly high tackle on Simon …

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VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 01: Mike Brown passes the ball during the England training session held at Brown's Sport Complex on November 1, 2016 in Vilamoura, Portugal. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Opinion: What Are England’s Best Back Three Options Going Forward?

When Eddie Jones announced his England team to face Fiji on Friday, the return of Semesa Rokoduguni to international rugby on the right wing, widely tipped by the media, indeed came to fruition. What was not anticipated however, was that Elliot Daly, only getting his first start last week for England in his preferred position of outside centre, would be …

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BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Carl Fearns of Bath is tackled by Lachlan McCaffrey during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and London Welsh at the Recreation Ground on September 13, 2014 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former Bath Back Row Carl Fearns Signs For West Country Rivals

Former Bath rugby back rower, Carl Fearns, has signed for bitter West Country rivals Gloucester. His contract, believed to be three years long will see him link up with Gloucester in time for the start of the 2017/18 season according to the BBC. The Lyon man, who also played for Sale, left Bath and the Rec faithful after a frustrating …

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BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: England gather during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

An England XV To Take On Fiji Based On Domestic Form Alone

Eddie Jones on Thursday announced his England team to take on the Springboks at Twickenham this Saturday. Few were surprised to see Tom Wood recalled to the back row to fill the void left by James Haskell’s foot injury given the clues Jones had given the media. Likewise Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes’ return to the second row was to …

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England Training Session

Opinion: Eddie Jones Has Already Got his England Selection Wrong Before Even Announcing The Team

Eddie Jones’ announcement yesterday of a 25-man squad to face South Africa brought with it several surprises for the England fans awaiting the start of their nation’s Autumn International campaign. The recall and what appears to be likely starting position of Tom Woods in the backrow is the one which has caught the headlines. However, arguably more surprising than this …

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England

What Would Constitute A Successful Autumn Series For England?

England start their Autumn International campaign next week on Saturday 12th November against South Africa. They then proceed to play Fiji, Argentina and Australia on consecutive weekends in what will be a test of the talent in English rugby for England’s injury-ravaged squad. Eddie Jones has certainly impressed since taking charge of the England team with a 100% win rate …

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Four Crucial Players Sign Welsh Rugby Union Dual Contracts

The Welsh Rugby Union has been given a massive boost today in its efforts to retain the top players within the Welsh regions. Wales captain Sam Warburton, backrow colleague Dan Lydiate and young stars Hallam Amos and Samson Lee have all signed dual contracts with their regions and the Welsh Rugby Union. With a 160 caps between them, according to the …

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