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Nick Abendanon Labels Some England Players As ‘Pathetic’

The European Player Of The Year gave a forthright interview on Rugby Tonight. Speaking on BT Sports’ Rugby Tonight show, Clermont’s Nick Abendanon has criticised the RFU’s policy of not selecting overseas based players, and labelled the players who support the policy as ‘pathetic’. Abendanon’s statement comes at a time in which the RFU’s selection policy has come under scrutiny following England’s disastrous World …

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Watch The Contenders For The Premiership’s Try Of The Week

Last weekend saw a number of brilliant tries scored. With the World Cup having come to it’s conclusion, the focus now shifts to club rugby. Indeed last weekend saw the return of a number of internationals to their club sides. The return of European Rugby in two weeks is also ensuring that the action has ratcheted up a level, and …

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Danny Care Still Doesn’t Know Why Stuart Lancaster Dropped Him

Danny Care saw little action during the World Cup. Harlequins scrum half, Danny Care, has told The Telegraph that Stuart Lancaster has yet to tell him why he was dropped. Like many watching England’s defeat to Wales during the World Cup, I was shocked when Stuart Lancaster replaced Ben Youngs with Richard Wigglesworth. Although Youngs was reported to have been injured, …

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Sonny Bill Williams Generous Act Has ‘Ruined Sport Forever’

The Guardian’s Stuart Heritage labelled Sonny Bill Williams as a ‘magnanimous berk’. In the aftermath of the World Cup Final, fans across the sporting world praised the generosity of Sonny Bill Williams, after he gave his winners medal to young Charlie Lines. Although the security guard who tackled Lines to the ground has been unfairly criticised by some, the incident capped what …

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The Terrible Injury News Nobody Wanted To Hear About Paul O’Connell

We all knew from the grimace painted on Paul O’Connell’s face after going down with a hamstring injury against France during the World Cup that this was something serious, however the full extent of that injury could now bear a heavier toll than expected.  The Ireland and Munster legend has revealed that he could potentially miss the rest of his new side Toulon’s …

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Twenty Teams, Twenty Moments, One Incredible Rugby World Cup

Yesterday we shared an incredible Rugby World Cup montage produced by Sky that focused on the journey of the All Blacks from the group stages to the moment they left lifted the Web Ellis. Today, we bring you one better… As is usually the case, the best team inevitably won this year’s Rugby World Cup. However, it’s fair to say …

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Reports: Simon Zebo Set To Move To Toulouse

Today has already been a big one for Rugby transfers, with the news that Louis Picamoles is on the way to Northampton Saints for next season. However, the news does not end here, and the French giants are not sitting back with the extra available funds after Picamoles’ departure. Reports today suggest that Munster winger Simon Zebo could be on …

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Louis Picamoles Signs For Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of French number 8 Louis Picamoles. Despite a Rugby World Cup to forget for Les Bleus, Picamoles was a real shining light, carrying the ball with huge impact. Arguably the best number 8 in the Northern Hemisphere at present behind Sergio Parisse, this is a big signing for the English outfit. Coming soon to …

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Dan Carter Explains Why He Took That Right-Footed Conversion

Newly-crowned World Rugby Player of the Year Dan Carter has explained the reasoning behind kicking a conversion against Australia with his weaker right foot during New Zealand’s World Cup win. On any other occasion the fly-half may be criticised for a lack of professionalism but with the game all but sewn up after Beauden Barrett’s 79th minute try, Carter allowed himself …

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Picture: Sonny Bill Williams’ Medal Provides Hilarious Joke

Paddy Power are notorious for their controversial marketing, but you have to give it to them: they are hilarious. Sonny Bill Williams warmed hearts all over the world on Saturday, giving away his winners medal to a young fan. Not to miss out on a bit of publicity, the bookmakers took to Photoshop to perfectly troll England, and remind the …

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Why Is No One Talking About Kepu’s Attempted Eye Raking?

This doesn’t look too pretty… The following video was released on World Rugby’s official YouTube channel yesterday as a simple highlight of Ma’a Nonu’s World Cup final try. However, it seems to be getting a lot of unwanted attention for another reason entirely. Sonny Bill Williams and Ma’a Nonu combined brilliantly as the All Blacks tore the Australian defence apart …

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Australian Airline Carry Out Forfeit After Losing Bet With Kiwi Counterpart

Qantas, the Australian airline, made a bet with Air New Zealand in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup Final, wagering a forfeit for the losing country’s carrier. Whichever side lost the decider would see its airline’s planes painted in the opposition colours. .@FlyAirNZ While black is slimming, we think it needs a golden touch. Something like this… #AirlineWager #NZLvAUS pic.twitter.com/FxADqwUsdJ …

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Dan Carter Named World Rugby Player Of The Year

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been named World Rugby Player of the Year, beating Julian Savea, Michael Hooper, David Pocock, Alun Wyn-Jones and Greig Laidlaw to scoop the honour. It is the third time that the award has been bestowed upon the 33 year-old. The Racing Metro bound out-half rolled back the years throughout the World Cup, helping the …

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