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Wallaby James Slipper Returns After Cocaine Ban

Wallabies prop James Slipper will make his return from a two-month drug ban this week after being picked Tuesday in a Super Rugby selection side to play a trial game against Australia. The front-rower, who has played 86 Tests and previously captained the Wallabies, tested positive for cocaine and was suspended in May, with the Queensland Reds skipper revealing he …

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Pundit Arena Announce Partnership With Allianz and Paralympics Ireland For 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships

Pundit Arena Announce Partnership with Allianz and Paralympics Ireland For 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. Pundit Arena announced today, Tuesday, it has secured a partnership with Allianz and Paralympics Ireland for the social amplification and broadcasting of the 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from August 13th to 19th. The …

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United To Step Up Chase Of England Star Maguire [Reports]

England central defender Harry Maguire’s impressive performances at the World Cup has made him a prime target for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, according to British media reports on Saturday. The 25-year-old is believed to want to secure the move although Leicester’s Thai owners are reluctant to sell after another of their stars Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez moved to champions …

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O’Gara’s Crusaders Juggernaut Flatten Hurricanes To Enter Super Rugby Final

Defending champions Canterbury Crusaders charged into their 13th Super Rugby final with a comprehensive 30-12 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes in Christchurch on Saturday. The platform was set by the All Blacks-laden pack who drove relentlessly into the Hurricanes, allowing fly-half Richie Mo’unga the time and space to dictate play. In a match billed as the final before the final, …

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Klopp Shrugs Off Mourinho Jibe Ahead Of United Clash

Jurgen Klopp on Friday laughed off suggestions by Jose Mourinho that Liverpool’s transfer spending spree meant the club faced greater pressure to win the Premier League title. Liverpool have spent heavily this year as they attempt to close the gap on champions Manchester City, splashing out more than 200 million pounds for Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Virgil …

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Klopp Slams Ramos And Labels Him ‘Brutal’ And A ‘Wrestler’ After Champions League Performance

Liverpool supporters will be excited about what lies ahead.  A busy transfer window has seen them strengthen their squad ahead of the 2018/19 campaign as the Merseyside club look to launch an attack on the Premier League title. However, the summer was a period of reflection and most certainly a case of what could have been. The Champions League final …

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“It Would Be Nice To Win For A Change!”- Joe Tomane Can’t Wait To Start Leinster Journey

17-times-capped Wallaby international, Joe Tomane, is currently settling into a new chapter in his career with Leinster.  The former rugby league player and most recently, Montepellier back, has made the switch to the PRO14 and to Europe’s top club.  A versatile and experience back, who can play in a number of positions, Tomane will help fill the void left by …

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Hurricanes Say Forward Clash The Key In Crusaders Super Rugby Semi-Final

Wellington Hurricanes need a huge effort up front to steal an upset win in their Super Rugby semi-final against defending champions Canterbury Crusaders, assistant coach John Plumtree said Friday. The Hurricanes go into the match on Saturday as underdogs against an in-form Crusaders outfit that has never lost any of the 19 finals matches staged in Christchurch. Plumtree, who will …

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Croke Park Set To Be Packed For Limerick-Cork Hurling Semi-Final

The All-Ireland senior hurling semi-finals take place weekend and Croke Park will provide the perfect backdrop for what should be two excellent games on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, first up are Galway and Clare who get the action underway at 5 pm. The Banner will be hoping to cause an upset to reach their first All-Ireland final since 2013. …

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Boost For Clare As Shanagher Returns For Galway Semi-Final Clash

Clare have received a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s All Ireland hurling semi-final against Galway in Croke Park with the news that Aron Shanagher has returned to the matchday squad.  Shanagher suffered a cruciate knee injury before Clare travelled to Boston for the Fenway Classic back in November and the young forward will add another string to the bow of …

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