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Michael Corry

Sports Journalist based in Dublin. Hit me up if you have a unique story to tell. Email: michael@punditarena.com Twitter: @Corry_10 Instagram: @Corry_10
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Wallabies Second-Row Rory Arnold Signs For Toulouse

Towering Wallabies lock Rory Arnold will join French club Toulouse at the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season, his team ACT Brumbies announced Friday. The 28-year-old, one of the tallest players in rugby at 2.08 metres (6.8 feet), has been a mainstay of the Canberra-based Brumbies since 2015. “I’ve come to the decision that the 2019 season will be …

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World Rugby Asked To Lower Legal Tackle Height To Waist Level

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) and the French National League (LNR) have proposed to World Rugby to lower the legal height of a tackle to waist level, they announced on Thursday. During a meeting in Paris between the three governing bodies, French rugby bosses, including FFR president Bernard Laporte, also suggested banning tackles by two players and head-on-head tackles. The …

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Jacob Stockdale Doesn’t Think Teams Fear New Zealand Like Before

Jacob Stockdale is fast becoming an Irish rugby legend at the tender age of 22 having scored 12 tries in 14 tests. His scoring exploits aren’t exactly coming against weak opposition either. Stockdale scored seven tries in this year’s Six Nations as Ireland romped to a Grand Slam title, breaking the record in the process and scored the decisive try …

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Bolton Confirm Cancellation Of Stephen Ireland’s Contract

Championship club, Bolton Wanderers today confirmed that they have terminated Stephen Ireland’s contract via mutual consent.  The 32-year-old only joined the club two months ago on a short-term deal back in October, however, both parties have agreed to bring the relationship to an end, without making a single appearance for the Championship strugglers. The former Man City player left Stoke …

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Watch: Gareth Bale Hits 11 Minute Hat-Trick In Club World Cup

Gareth Bale hit an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday as Real Madrid strolled into the Club World Cup final by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in Abu Dhabi. Bale scored in the 44th, 53rd and 55th minutes at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to put Madrid within touching distance of a record fourth success in this competition, and their third triumph in …

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Jose Mourinho “Immensely Proud” To Have Managed Manchester United

Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he is “immensely proud” of his time at Manchester United but refused to delve into the issues that played a part in his Old Trafford exit. Club bosses sacked the Portuguese manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just …

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Mauricio Pochettino Addresses Rumours Linking Him To Man United Job

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is focused on doing his best for Tottenham amid reports he is the leading candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Tottenham manager Pochettino was installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to take charge at Old Trafford after Mourinho was sacked by United on Tuesday. United are expected to appoint a caretaker manager this week to …

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Tenshin Nasukawa Says He Wants To Kick Floyd Mayweather’s Ass

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month. “I want to kick his ass,” the 20-year-old baby-faced southpaw told reporters after a training session in the city of Matsudo near Tokyo. The New Year’s Eve bout, first announced in …

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Reports: Manchester United Eyeing Up Laurent Blanc As New Manager

Manchester United are reportedly eyeing up Laurent Blanc as caretaker manager for the remainder of the season after the decision to sack Jose Mourinho on Tuesday. Following the Portuguese manager’s dismissal, Manchester United officials wish to hire somebody in the short-term that knows the club well and the French World Cup winner fits the bill perfectly having spent two years …

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Gary Neville Believes Pochettino Should Get Manchester United Job

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has made it publicly known who he wants to see take over the reins now that Jose Mourinho has been sacked. Neville believes the most viable candidate for the Old Trafford job is current Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino, due to his style of play, mannerisms and belief in young talent, something that the Manchester club …

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Xherdan Shaqiri Revels In Putting Manchester United To The Sword

  Xherdan Shaqiri says scoring a double in the 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday for Liverpool was a “beautiful feeling” and puts him on course for his most prolific Premier League campaign. The 27-year-old Swiss international midfielder came off the bench to take his tally to five goals in 13 league appearances, meaning he is already just three …

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Pep Guardiola: Man City Will Not Sacrifice League Cup For Title Race

Holders Manchester City will take Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final with Leicester City seriously, says manager Pep Guardiola, even though they are in a tight duel with Liverpool for the Premier League title. Guardiola — whose Premier League champions trail Liverpool by a point — says it is only by winning trophies the club can get better, even if the League …

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Europa League Draw: Celtic Face Tough Tie With Spanish Giants

The Europa League round of 32 draw was made today in Nyon, with Arsenal and Chelsea both feeling confident that they can qualify for the final 16, whilst Celtic face a tough tie against Valencia. Brendan Rodgers’ unseeded Celtic side will face a tough, tough draw when they travel to Valencia for their round of 32 tie. Valencia competed in the …

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Champions League Draw: Man Utd & Liverpool Both Face Tough Draws

The draw for the Champions League round of 16 was made this morning with the tie of the round undoubtedly the clash of European heavyweights Liverpool and Bayern Munich.  Jurgen Klopp’s charges were the last British team drawn out and were guaranteed to play Bayern by the time it came around. Klopp has a history with the German kingpins as …

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