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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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Toby Flood Is On The Lookout For A New Club

It has just been announced on Tuesday afternoon that former England out-half Toby Flood has left Toulouse with a year left on his contract.  Toulouse have issued a statement this afternoon which states: ‘The Stade Toulousain and Toby Flood decided by mutual agreement to cancel the contract that united both parties. The player will not make his last season in the …

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Bristol Owner Admits The Club “Underestimated” The Premiership

The Premiership regular season is now complete and with that, the confirmation of the one club that has been relegated to the Championship. That club, of course, is Bristol Rugby and the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.  Although there were some slim hopes that either Doncaster Knights or Ealing Trailfinders would emerge victorious from the …

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Warren Gatland’s Message To Mike Brown Applies To Every Disappointed Player Left Out Of Lions Selection

There were numerous topics up for discussion at Monday’s Lions administration day at Syon House. The sheer task which the Lions will face against the All Blacks, the quality of the New Zealand Super Rugby sides, the importance of establishing team camaraderie and the establishment of a leadership group were all spoken about by Warren Gatland at length.  However, one …

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Northampton Saints Will Certainly Be Hoping For A Stade Francais Victory This Weekend

Although the Northampton Saints secured a 23-20 victory over Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens at the weekend, they still lost their automatic Champions Cup qualification place to Quins as they gave up a losing bonus point to John Kingston’s side.  Both teams finished level on 52 points but Quins recorded one extra victory this season which put them ahead of the Saints. …

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Exeter Chiefs Seem To Be Okay With Wasps’ Advantage At The Weekend

It was an exciting final round of Premiership action on Saturday with many sides having plenty to play for as all the games kicked off simultaneously at 16:00. Home semi-final advantage, playoff positions, Champions Cup Qualification – there was no shortage of motivation for the various teams.  The purpose of the simultaneous kick-off times is of course to generate more …

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