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Is This Selection The Best XV In Southern Hemisphere Rugby?

Last week we brought you our Northern Hemisphere selection, which stirred its fair share of debate. Here is our Southern Hemisphere selection. Enjoy the read, while we dive for cover in the impending debate. 15 – Israel Folou The Australian saw off stiff competition from his Kiwi namesake, Israel Dagg, for the full-back position. While Australian rugby may be at …

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Ridiculous Team Try From Fiji Against the All Blacks

Well, it’s not every day that you get to talk about Fiji tearing New Zealand a new one but playing at the HK 7s, that’s exactly what they did. Complete with passes galore and more side steps than we could count, this effort from the Fijians is simply a glory to behold.   Oh and in case you were wondering, …

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ICYMI: Hurricanes Score The Team Try Of The Year

The scoresheet may have read Beauden Barrett but this try for Hurricanes over the weekend was most definitely a team one. An outstanding passing move from Hurricanes against Stormers saw Barrett touch down for a super team try. Barrett won IRPA Try of the Year in 2013, and something tells us there could be another few awards coming his way …

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This Bizarre Rugby Dummy Is Evil But Highly Effective

Johnathan Thurston was in incredible form for North Queensland on Monday, involving himself in all five of his side’s tries in the win against Penrith. However, the best highlight of all was this bizarre dummy that fooled half of the Panthers’ squad. Looking like he was about to be swallowed up by the Penrith players, Thurston’s quick witted and dare we say, …

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Ma’a Nonu Enters Beast Mode, Only One Result

Ma’a Nonu stands at just under 5 foot 10 inches and weighs sixteen and a half stone. If he’s coming for you, you better get out of the way. The Stormers and Hurricanes clash last weekend threw up a number of clips for the highlight reel, including Nehe Milner-Studder’s running game, but this hit from Ma’a Nonu on Cheslin Kolbe …

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Milner-Skudder’s Running Game Against The Stormers Was Sensational

Nehe Milner-Skudder was in sensational form for the unbeaten Wellington Hurricanes over the weekend, as they hung on to beat the Western Stormers 25-20 in the Super 15. The star performer was undoubtedly the Hurricanes’ full back Nehe Milner-Skudder who, at just 24 years old, continues to impress. His running game against the Stormers was nothing short of scandalous as he obliterated the …

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Leinster Fans, Write Off Bath At Your Peril

Leinster face into today’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath with heavy expectations weighing on their shoulders. Few experts are tipping the English side to cause an upset at a packed Aviva Stadium, but Mike Ford’s side will believe that they have every chance of reaching the semi-final. Following that final day of the 6 Nations, normal service was resumed last …

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Is This Selection The Best XV In Northern Hemisphere Rugby?

Here at Pundit Arena HQ we decided to put our heads together and compile a team of the best players we feel would represent the Northern Hemisphere. Taking into account raw skill, dedication and top performances over the last year of international rugby, we give you the Northern Hemisphere XV. 15. Leigh Halfpenny – Wales Leigh Halfpenny was a tough selection for …

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Arrival Of Charles Piutau Damaging To Irish Rugby

Ulster confirmed this week that New Zealand utility back Charles Pitau will be joining the province in July 2016, as the northern province continue to flex their financial muscle. Australian out-half Sam Windsor is also set to join Neil Doak’s side, for the beginning of next season. With the dawn of the Champions Cup, European club rugby is entering a …

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The Weekend Lowdown – What’s On Where?

Want to know what’s on in the world of sport during the week and where to watch it? Look no further! Here we introduce a new feature listing the big sporting events of the week ahead and what channel you can find them on. Here at Pundit Arena HQ we’ve often noticed that it’s a bit of chore trying to find out …

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Video: We Remember Rhys Priestland Wonder Try

The Heineken Cup provided us with some great tries throughout the years. Perhaps the greatest of all came when Scarlets met Perpignan in 2010. Although Rhys Priestland finished it off, this was a true team try, and one which will live long in the memory.   Pundit Arena.

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Five George North Wonder Tries

The Welsh winger has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent times. Rugby is at the centre of a concussion scandal and North has been right at the heart of it all. Here we digress from concussion talk and look back at some of the good, if not great, moments of George North’s career as we look …

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The Breakdown: The Pro12 Run-In Analysed & Predicted

Play off places; home semi finals as well as European Champions Cup qualification have all contributed to this year’s Guinness Pro12 run-in being the league’s most exciting to date. With four rounds remaining there is still so much to play for and so much up for grabs. Raffaele Rocca looks in detail at what lies ahead for the Irish provinces. …

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Munster Edge Closer To Playoff Berth With Connaught Win

A final quarter blitz at a dreary Thomond park last night gave Munster a 42-20 bonus point win over Connaught and keeps Anthony Foley’s men on course for play off berth. As the hour mark approached, Munster held an 8-point lead and Connaught were very much in the game. However the home side eventually found their attacking form to rack …

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