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Dublin Boss Cunningham Defiantly Responds To Axed Players’ Comments

Dublin hurling boss Ger Cunningham has responded to comments made by some of the recently axed members of the squad.  Both Alan Nolan and Simon Lambert have been critical of the decision to be excluded from the team for 2016, with Lambert claiming the reasons given by management for his dismissal were ‘disrespectful’. Although both players in question would have been …

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England Hit With More Negative Injury News Ahead Of Six Nations

England already have a number of injury concerns ahead of next month’s Six Nations, and have now just added another to that growing list.  The latest player to be struck down is Jonny May of Gloucester. The wing is said to have suffered a ‘pretty significant knee injury’ and is now likely to miss the entire tournament as he will need to have …

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Mayo’s New Manager Names 23-Man Panel Ahead Of Opening Game

New Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has named a 23-panel for the Connacht county’s opening league game of the season. Mayo will play NUI Galway in their first FBD Insurance League encounter, with Rochford having his hands tied over a certain number of the county’s top players. According to Mayogaa.com a number of players will miss the clash with injury, college …

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New Zealand’s Highest Honour Has Been Bestowed Upon Richie McCaw

All Blacks legend, and birthday boy, Richie McCaw has received the highest honour any citizen in New Zealand can receive – being appointed an Ordinary Member of the New Zealand Order.  McCaw is the youngest person to ever receive this honour and is part of only 20 living people in New Zealand who can form part of this small group at any one …

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Video: Moyes Says He Would Take Manchester United Job Again

In part of an interview with Clare Balding recently David Moyes said a few things that may just make the average United fan shiver. Moyes’ time at Old Trafford wasn’t exactly an unmitigated disaster, however the level of regression under his reign from Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure was quite dramatic and a little more than the board were willing to accept. …

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Wales Hit With Negative Injury News In Build Up To Six Nations

With the Six Nations Championship now just over a month away, Wales have been hit with an injury blow.  Lock Jake Ball is now likely to miss the majority of the tournament after it was revealed he has damaged the medial ligament in his left knee and he may now need to undergo surgery to fix the problem, according to the …

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Liverpool Defender Set For Return 19 Months After Last Competitive Game

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan is to make his return to competitive action after injury kept him out of the fray for over a year and a half.  Flanagan has now returned to full training having undergone two separate knee operations and will feature in an U-21 friendly against Fleetwood Town, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old, who hasn’t played in a match …

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Japan World Cup Star Pens Deal With Bath

Bath have today announced the signing of Japan Rugby World Cup star Amanaki Mafi. The 25-year-old will join the English club at the end of January from Japanese Top League side Shining Arcs on a contract which will last until the end of this season. The Tonga native was part of this year’s standout Japan squad, who shocked the world by beating South …

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Ian Ritchie Didn’t Consider Quitting RFU After Woeful World Cup Campaign

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says he did not consider quitting his role after England’s woeful Rugby World Cup performance.  Having last year handed Stuart Lancaster a contract lasting until 2020, Ritchie’s position, like the former coach’s, came in for intense scrutiny. When asked by the Sunday Telegraph whether or not he considered stepping down following England’s pool stage exit …

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Stat Proving Yaya Touré Couldn’t Be More Important To Manchester City

Yaya Touré is probably one of the greatest midfielders playing in England right now, but his influence has been massive ever since he came to Manchester City.  Having worked his way up from some major European clubs like Olympiacos and Monaco, before joining the might of Barcelona, he’s settled at City, where, apart from a little birthday incident, times have …

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