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Watch: Check Out Who’s In The Running For Premiership Try Of The Season

After an incredibly exciting 22 rounds of Premiership action, there are just three games remaining until we find out who will be crowned champions for the 2016/2017 season.  The Premiership semi-finals take place this weekend and we are set for some mouth-watering action as Exeter Chiefs host recently crowned European Champions, Saracens, while Wasps host Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh …

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“And For Me There Is Nothing More Emotive Than A Lions Test.” Ian McGeechan On That Famous Emotional Speech

For most players, representing the British & Irish Lions is the pinnacle of their respective rugby careers and it’s not hard to see why. For representing the Lions is not only an endorsement of your own rugby credentials but it’s also an honour. You join a special list of famous players, warriors who but their heart and soul into playing for that …

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Louis Picamoles Has Signed a “Pre-Contract” To Join Montpellier In The Summer

This could well be rugby’s transfer saga of the summer. Over the last number of weeks, there has been a lot of speculation about the playing future of Louis Picamoles.  There have been many reports coming out France that Montpellier’s president, Mohed Altrad, is determined to bring the 31-year-old back row back to his native France. However, Picamoles is just one year …

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Some Serious Talent In Contention For Premiership Young Player Of The Year Award

It’s award season in the northern hemisphere as players begin to receive various accolades for their performances this season.  Across the PRO12, Top 14 and Aviva Premiership, players are dusting off their tuxedos as they attend different events showcasing the best performers of the 2016/2017 season. There is always huge interest and debate when it comes to the distribution of …

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Graham Henry Reckons Tana Umaga And Keven Mealamu Handled The Brian O’Driscoll Incident Pretty Well

It was inevitable that conversation surrounding the infamous Brian O’Driscoll incident from the 2005 British & Irish Lions Tour would rear its head in the coming weeks.  Over the last few days, many people have been discussing the comments made by Kevan Mealamu who was one of the players, along with Tana Umaga, who ended O’Driscoll’s season with that dangerous spear …

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Watch: Bloody Hell, Is There Anything Jordie Barrett Can’t Do?!

The much-anticipated clash between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes took place on Saturday morning with the Christchurch outfit emerging 20-12 victors over their rivals.  Unfortunately, due to the greasy conditions, the game was characterised by a number of unforced errors but the game was enthralling nonetheless as two of Super Rugby’s best sides battled it out. A Matt Todd try after 51 …

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Glasgow Warriors Have Just Signed A Super Rugby Winning All Black

This is now the fifth signing which the Glasgow Warriors have announced after confirming Huw Jones, Callum Gibbins, Oli Kebble and Adam Hasting will all be playing out of Scotstoun next season.  The latest signing, however, may cause the most excitement for Warriors supporters as the club have announced on Friday that the Chiefs winger, Lelia Masaga, will follow new head …

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Jamie Heaslip Explains The Real Reason Behind THAT Reaction To World Cup Draw

Irish fans breathed a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday morning when they were drawn in Pool A alongside Scotland and tournament hosts, Japan, for the 2019 World Cup.  That’s not to say that the group won’t pose some challenges, Scotland beat Ireland in this year’s Six Nations championship and Japan, as tournament hosts, will likely prove formidable opposition. However, when …

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