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Richard Barrett is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at Pundit Arena. You can follow him on Twitter via @TheBoyBarrett .

Keegan Hirst Becomes Britain’s First Openly Gay Rugby League Star

The times they are a-changin’… Bob Dylan’s timeless message is certainly apt when one looks at the rugby landscape, and thankfully, it’s changing for the good. This weekend, Keegan Hirst of the Batley Bulldogs became the first openly gay British rugby league professional. Hirst, a father of two, made the decision to publicly announce his sexual orientation through an interview with the …

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Another Injury Worry For Ireland Ahead Of The Rugby World Cup

First we lost Tommy O’Donnell, and now this…. There’s more bad news coming out of the Irish camp following last weekend’s victory over Wales. Although the manner of the victory was satisfying, it has come at a cost with Andrew Trimble struggling with a nasty foot injury. Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Scotland this …

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Tiernan McCann ‘Slapped’ With Eight-Week Ban For THAT Dive

Tyrone’s Tiernan McCann will be handed an eight-week ban for his simulation during last weekend’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final, which ultimately led to the dismissal of Monaghan’s Darren Hughes. Hughes appeared to tousle McCann’s hair, and the forward dropped to the floor theatrically as though he had been struck in the head. As per Colm Keys of the Irish Independent, the GAA’s …

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VIDEO: Disgraceful Stuff From Michael Hooper Yet Again

Michael Hooper is one of those rare players that plays rugby with such ferocity that he is adored by his own fans, and hated (but respected) by others. Hooper has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons of late, but his performance against the All Blacks today was nothing short of incredible. For eighty minutes, Hooper gave his …

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Rugby Porn: Top 10 Bledisloe Cup Tries Of All Time

As it’s Friday, we’ve decided to add a Bledisloe Cup theme to this week’s fill of rugby porn. The Bledisloe Cup takes place on Saturday, with both New Zealand and Australia fancying their chances of a victory in Sydney. What better way to prepare yourself for the upcoming epic tussle than to look back on some of the greatest moments …

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The Greatest GAA Song Of The Summer Has Just Been Released

The Corrigan Brothers have come up with some classics in their day, but this latest belter, titled Tipp Thumpin’, is sure to be an instant classic. We’ve had it on repeat here at Pundit Arena HQ all morning and it’s set to be a bigger hit than Irish classics ‘G-G-G-Galway’ from DJ Gaillimh, and the iconic ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ from …

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IMAGE: The Downside Of Being As Tall As Devin Toner

Devin Toner has enjoyed an incredible rise to prominence over the last few years, firmly establishing himself as one of Ireland’s top performers during their back-to-back Six Nations victories. However, while his 6ft 8 frame is of great benefit during lineouts, the same cannot be said when it comes to advertisements. Canterbury released their latest ad for the upcoming Rugby …

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Here’s The Reason Quade Cooper Let Loose on Twitter

Controversy rarely seems far from the enigmatic Quade Cooper, the Australian fly half allowing his emotions to boil over via social media over the weekend. In an expletive laden rant, Cooper took to Twitter over the weekend to blow off some steam. Although it was unclear why the Wallaby was so vocal, many believed it was due to his exclusion …

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