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Cheika Makes Wholesale Changes For Argentina Test

Australian coach Michael Cheika has made seven changes to the Wallabies starting team to play Argentina in the Rugby Championship this weekend after his side’s stunning come-from-behind victory over the Springboks last Saturday. Cheika welcomes back last season’s halves combination of Nick Phipps and Bernard Foley with the Waratahs duo replacing Queensland counterparts Quade Cooper and Will Genia. Elsewhere, in the backline Joe …

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Sam Burgess Is Not A Centre, According To Matt Dawson

World Cup-winning English scrum-half Matt Dawson has said that Rugby League convert Sam Burgess is not a centre and would be better suited for England in the backrow. Speaking on Matt Dawson’s rugby show on BBC Radio 5 Live, Dawson was pretty adamant that while Burgess’ power and skill were unquestioned, his positioning and ability to read the game left a …

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VIDEO: Hawke’s Bay Score Two Sublime Breakaway Tries vs Mid Canterbury

Hawke’s Bay obliterated their Ranfurly Shield opponents Mid Canterbury today on a scoreline of 57-12. Having stayed close until half-time, only trailing by five points, Mid Canterbury eventually succumbed to Hawke’s Bay, with two breakaway tries within the last ten minutes standing out as particularly magnificent. The first of these mesmerising pieces of play came from Zac Guildford, who latched on to …

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Kane Douglas Walks Out On Leinster & Heads Back To Australia

Leinster have confirmed that lock Kane Douglas will leave the club with immediate effect as he prepares to leave Dublin and head back to Australia citing a desire to be closer to his family as the reason for his return home. Douglas signed for Leinster last May but leaves the province with two years left on his contract after an indifferent debut season where the …

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Joe Schmidt Contract Extension – Were The IRFU Savvy or Stupid?

This week the IRFU announced that Ireland coach Joe Schmidt had agreed to a two-year extension on his current deal with the union keeping him in Irish Rugby until June 30, 2017. The news was widely welcomed by Irish fans as Schmidt will now remain at the helm of the national team for another two seasons, following Ireland’s highly successful 2014 and 2015 Six Nations …

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Joe Schmidt Signs New IRFU Contract Until 2017

Joe Schmidt, has today extended his contract with the IRFU until 2017. The former Leinster coach has led Ireland to back-to-back Six Nations titles in 2014 and 2015 and will lead Ireland in to this Autumn’s Rugby World Cup, hosted by England. The New Zealander had been linked with a return home to coach his native national side after the …

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Mike Phillips To Become A Model

Welsh scrum half, Mike Phillips, is set to become a model In a move that will have their World Cup rivals quivering, Welsh scrum half, Mike Phillips, is set to become a model. With the Welsh squad training in a remote Alpine location, news of Phillips new career will take some time travelling up the mountain passes by cable car, putting …

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VIDEO: Awe-Inspiring 2015 RWC Promo Featuring Past & Present Rugby Greats

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, South Africa-based television network Supersport have released a breathtaking promo ahead of the tournament’s big kick-off in September.  Some of the rugby world’s biggest stars feature, as they clutch the crest on the jersey of their respective countries. It may sound a bit cheesy but it certainly gets the blood pumping ahead …

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The Bone Collector, Willem Alberts’, Hit on Poor Mark Richards

Mark Richards will probably never remember his Lions debut Rugby’s bone collector, Willem Alberts, hit on the unfortunate Mark Richards is something that has been etched into our minds. Richards was making his debut for the Lions, when he attempted to stop the bullocking Alberts. The brave winger, who is probably better known for his exploits in the sevens game, never took …

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Are The British And Irish Lions ‘The most Stuck Up’ Team in The World?

Former Samoan Centre, ELIOTA Fuimaono-Sapulo, has criticised the Lions for not scheduling a fixture against any Pacific Island Nation The outspoken former Samoan player ELIOTA Fuimaono-Sapulo, yesterday took to twitter to criticise the British and Irish Lions for not organising a tour match against any Pacific Island Nation. Fuimaono-Sapulo described the Lions as, ‘richest rugby team in the world’, and labelled them as ‘stuck up’. He …

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Argentinian Great Mario Ledesma Tasked With Improving Australia’s Scrum

Former Argentinian hooker Mario Ledesma has been charged with improving the Wallabies Scrum For a number of years now Australia have faced difficulty at scrum time. Seen by many as their Achilles heel, the Wallabies eight struggled as they packed down against opponents. However in a bid to solve their scrummaging problems, Wallabies coach, Michael Cheika, has turned to Mario Ledesma. Ledesma …

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Australian Kid Goes Nuts After The Wallabies Beat South Africa

Australia beat South Africa 24-20 on Saturday We are all guilty of sometimes going a little mental after the referee blows the full time whistle. However a young Australian fan took this feeling to a whole new level over the weekend. Dressed in his pyjamas and sitting only inches from the TV screen, the lad screams his support as Australia edge …

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Weekly World Cup Memories: South Africa & Samoa Huddle

As part of the build-up to the grand daddy of them all in England this Autumn, we will bring you one of the all-time great World Cup moments every Tuesday to whet the appetite. _____ In 2003, Samoa were dealt a particularly tough World Cup group, with both England and South Africa. Having ran the English close, the Pacific Islanders had …

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