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Write Off France in the Rugby World Cup At Your Peril

Of the seven Rugby World Cups to date, France have reached the semi-final on six occasions, losing out to England in the 1991 quarter-final. Only New Zealand have the same record for reaching the last four. Les Bleus face into this tournament somewhat under the radar, with many tipping Ireland to go a long way, using Pool D as a …

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A Professional Gambler’s Betting Guide To RWC Top Try Scorer

Resident professional gambler,Trevor Oakland, breaks down the ever popular top try scorer market ahead of the Rugby World Cup.   The Rugby World Cup kicks off this Friday with the curtain raiser between a resurgent Fiji and the under pressure hosts, England. Luckily, Pundit Arena’s Trevor Oakland is here to dissect the top try scorer market to help our legion of …

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Five Reasons Why The All Blacks Will Win The Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks have landed in England saddled with the expectation of finally securing that elusive overseas World Cup title. In the first of a two-part series analysing the chances of the World Cup holders, Simon van Ryn provides us with five reasons why the All Blacks will retain their status as champions. 1. Motivation The All Blacks have a host of stars …

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Watch How This Hilarious Box Kick Fail Resulted In A Try

Glasgow Overcame Connacht 33-32 in Scotstoun on Friday night. Soon after the restart in the game between Glasgow and Connacht on Friday night, the Irish side found themselves 30-6 down. Although Connacht would go onto to score four second half tries and almost clinch an unlikely victory, Rob Harley’s try in the 41st minute proved to be decisive. However the …

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This High Tackle, Twenty Meters From The Line, Resulted In A Penalty Try

Toulon had a penalty try awarded against them for a high tackle. European Champions Toulon found themselves at the end of penalty try decision after Josua Tuisova pulled down La Rochelle’s Pierre Aguillon. With the scores standing at three points apiece after fifteen minutes, La Rochelle blocked down an attempted Toulon kick behind their defence. Pierre Aguillon came flying onto the ball …

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A New Zealand XV Made Up Of Players Representing Adopted Countries At The World Cup

Lenient residency rules allows New Zealander’s play for adopted countries after three years. The strength of New Zealand rugby is such that it can allow a multitude of players leave the country of their birth and represent adopted nations through World Rugby’s residency rules. Indeed some have argued that the flow of players to northern hemisphere clubs has stifled the growth of …

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Video: World Rugby Announce World Cup Dream Team

Has it started yet? The Rugby World Cup is just days away, and World Rugby have put together the World Cup dream team, as voted for by the fans. Five nations are represented, with no Australian player to be seen. Despite winning the tournament on two occasions, and becoming the first nation to do so for that matter, the Wallabies …

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Ali Williams Describes England As ‘Painful To Watch’

Former All Black, Ali Williams, did not hold back in his criticism of England. Former New Zealand and Toulon Lock, Ali Williams has said that England are ‘painful to watch’. French rugby journalist Cécile Sandstone, Tweeted an extract from an interview Williams did in L’Équipe magazine, in which he also described England as lacking panache. Ali Williams sur les Anglais dans @lequipemagazine: …

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Nigel Owens Outlines The Key To The Perfect Scrum

Renowned referee, Nigel Owens, has outlined what he believes to be the key to the perfect scrum. In an interview with the BBC, Nigel Owens, outlined what he believes to be the perfect scrum. The referees insight is interesting, considering that during the Six Nations there were 63 collapses for every 100 hundred scrums. Indeed during the tournament 49% of all scrums …

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Seven Interesting Rugby World Cup Facts

New Zealand have never reached a Rugby World Cup Final in the Northern Hemisphere. Nobody has ever defended the Webb Ellis Trophy, and the omens are not good for the All-Blacks as they try to make history. Australia have won two World Cups in the Northern Hemisphere. There have been no such discomforts for the Wallabies, as they have captured …

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Video: The 10 Greatest Rugby World Cup Moments

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now only a week away the excitement is really starting to build. This year’s renewal promises to be the latest instalment in what has been a series of exhilarating and enthralling tournaments full of iconic moments. It is now time to look back and reminisce on those instances which have made this tournament so …

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Sale Sharks Announce New Signing With Dramatic Promo Video

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Brian Mujati in a unconventional way. Most sides hold press conferences to announce their new signings. The cameras roll, journalists ask questions and the new player usually says he is delighted to have signed for the club, it was his life time ambition etc etc. However Sale Sharks have disregarded tradition and unveiled …

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Sam Burgess Linked With Return To The South Sydney Rabbitohs

Australian media link Sam Burgess with a return to Sydney. The Courier Mail and Fox Sports show NRL 360 have both reported that Sam Burgess could return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs next summer. The Brisbane based newspaper made the claim after Rabbitohs boss, John Lee, declined to comment after being questioned on the potential transfer on Thursday. Nevertheless the newspaper claims that rumours of Burgess return persist, …

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World Rugby To Trial New Laws

World Rugby is to trial new laws during a series of upcoming tournaments in 2016. World Rugby will trail a new laws at The Pacific Challenge, U20 Trophy, Tbilisi Cup, Nations Cup, Principality Cup in Wales, France’s Academy League, the National Rugby Championship in Australia and England’s Army Premiership throughout 2016. Yesterday’s announcement, published on the governing bodies website, is part of …

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Manu Tuilagi Feels He Was Harshly Treated After Being Convicted Of Assaulting Two female Police Officers

Manu Tuilagi was suspended from the England squad after assaulting two female police officers. England and Leicester centre, Manu Tuilagi, has denied assaulting two female police officers after a night out. The Guardian reported Tuilagi as claiming that he was urged to plead guilty at his court hearing, otherwise the case would have been adjourned to midway through the World Cup. Tuilagi claimed that …

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