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Video: Fiji’s Best Moments From The Rugby World Cup

Fiji are a side who traditionally bring flair and style to Rugby, and they did not disappoint in that regard over the past few weeks. Having been drawn in the group of death, it was always unlikely that the Pacific Islanders would reach the quarter-finals, and were beaten by England, Australia and Wales, before defeating Uruguay. Were they in another pool, …

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The Best Tweets As The World Waits For The Seán O’Brien Verdict

Seán O’Brien’s hearing started at 1pm in London today, yet the wait for a verdict goes on. The people of Ireland are growing impatient, as there is still no white smoke from London. Naturally, Twitter reacted brilliantly to the delay. Sean O’Brien’s hearing has lasted longer that England’s RWC. O’Brien has been in his hearing for 366 minutes, England played 320 minutes. …

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Ranking The Five Best Second Rows Of The Professional Era

Earlier today, Ireland supporters and indeed any fans of Rugby Union all over the globe were given the sad news that Paul O’Connell has played his final international test. The Limerick colossus will go down as one of the greatest of all time, and rightly so. However, is he the best second row forward the game has seen in the professional era? …

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Length Of Seán O’Brien’s Ban Announced

Despite the best effort of some Irish supporters, it has been announced that Seán O’Brien is to be banned for one week. This means that the ‘Tullow Tank’ will be unavailable for Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday, but will be back should Ireland qualify for the semi-finals. The hearing was scheduled for 1pm today in London, but …

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England Face The Prospect Of Another Pool Of Death At 2019 World Cup

England could find themselves facing another pool of death at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. With many England fans correctly criticising World Rugby for staging the draw for this World Cup three years in advance of the tournament, fears that a similar situation may unfold at the 2019 tournament have emerged. Despite the criticism, World Rugby have failed to commit to holding …

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Italian Rugby Club Create Very Emotional & Powerful Promo Video

Phwoar. Powerful stuff from Benetton Treviso as they release this video to get fans pumped. Spoiler alert. It works.  The video was created to encourage fans to sign up to Benetton Treviso’s YouTube channel. But really who cares, it’s just a marvellous watch overall. For those unaware, Benetton Treviso are an Italian Rugby side currently plying their trade in the …

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Ranking The World Cup Quarter Finalists

With the quarter finals nearly upon us, we rank the last eight teams. Although this World Cup has arguably seen the gap between the competing nations narrow, many correctly predicted the quarter final line up. While some foresaw England’s failure, few believed that Japan would overcome South Africa and threaten Scotland for a place in the quarter finals. Nonetheless, despite the …

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Ireland Finally Receive Some Positive Injury News

It’s been a bittersweet few days for followers of Irish rugby. Ian Madigan being reduced to tears reflected a nation’s pride in what had been achieved against France, however that victory has come at enormous cost.  Firstly Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup ended and then came the news we had dared not think about; the legend that is Paul O’Connell had played his …

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5 Reasons Why We Love Paul O’Connell

After it was confirmed that we will never see Paul O’Connell play for Ireland again, we present five reasons as to why he became an iconic player. 1. He scored a try on his international debut Paul O’Connell immediately endeared himself to Irish fans when he scored a try on his debut against Wales in February 2002. Although such a feat …

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The IRFU has confirmed the news we all expected, but didn’t want to hear

Paul O’Connell has played his last game for Ireland. The IRFU have confirmed that Paul O’Connell’s international career has come to a close. The legendary second row tore his hamstring just before half time against France last Sunday. Although Irish fans have expected the news, the nation hoped that O’Connell would be able to make a miraculous recovery. The sight …

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Jonny Wilkinson’s Latest Skills Video Is Slick As Hell

Jonny Wilkinson, you without a shadow of a doubt still have it. And we want more.  You’ve probably all seen the first skills video Jonny Wilkinson did for Fineside back in 2013. It was undeniably very smooth indeed. But now Fineside have only managed to talk him in to another video. And Jonny Wilkinson has definitely still got it, in our …

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Peter O’Mahony Officially Ruled Out Of World Cup, Things Looking Bad For Paul O’Connell

Updates on the condition of Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell do not make for good reading. Yesterday’s famous victory over France at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium came at an immense cost to Ireland’s Rugby World Cup aspirations. It has now been confirmed that Peter O’Mahony will play no further part in the tournament. Thank you @peterom6 – you gave your all. O'Mahony …

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Tweet: Shane Williams Is Waiting By The Phone It Seems

With Wales’ bad luck seemingly having no end in sight, Shane Williams is prepared to step up to the mark!  Another one bites the dust for Wales with Liam Williams out of the World Cup. The Scarlets man suffered a foot injury that will put him out of action for the rest of the competition. It’s hardly a surprise given …

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Ireland ‘Hopeful’ That Sean O’Brien Will Not Face Ban

Sean O’Brien could face a lengthy ban after punching Pascal Pape. In the aftermath of Ireland’s victory over France came the realisation that Ireland could not only be without Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton through injury, but also Sean O’Brien. In the midst of the first half, O’Brien was seen striking French lock Pascal Pape. Although the incident was missed …

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