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Australia and Wales Run Risk Of Points Deduction At World Cup

Selecting only two hookers could see Australia and Wales being deducted points. Despite there being a necessity for two hookers to be included in a match day squad, both Australia and Wales have controversially only selected two hookers in their entire World Cup squads. As a result, if one of their hookers were to suffer an injury, they would be in conflict with the rules …

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Stuart Hogg Teaching Bryan Habana How To Sound Scottish Is Brilliant

We know what you’re going to say; we’re surprised Stuart Hogg can read too. Jokes aside, the Glasgow Warriors back recently caught up with South African stormer Bryan Habana to teach him how to sound Scottish and the result was superb. We even had to watch it twice to ensure it wasn’t dubbed, such was the quality of Habana’s Scottish accent. Have …

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Pro 12 Season Preview

Connacht will kick off the new Pro 12 season with a home clash against the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night. After the most competitive Pro 12 season to date, this campaign has much to live up to. Last season the race for the top four positions was intriguing contest, with only one point separating Glasgow, Munster and the Ospreys. Indeed the play-offs …

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Joe Schmidt Names Strong Ireland Side To Take On England

Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt, has named a strong Irish team to face England. After England arguably named their strongest possible line up to face Ireland on Saturday, Joe Schmidt has followed suit. The Irish coach has made seven changes to the side that lost to Wales, as Schmidt looks to win in Twickenham. After impressing against Scotland, Simon Zebo once more …

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This Bollywood Rugby Movie Is The Best & Worst Thing We’ve Seen

Our only complaint is that they haven’t given a cameo to the Honey Badger. We love chocolate. We love a few beers. But put them together and you’re left with a terrible tasting confectionary chocolate liqueur. Thankfully, not all things we love are terrible when mixed together, and in this case it’s Bollywood and rugby. For those living under a …

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Mike Ross Is The Most Honest Rugby Player In Ireland

Ireland prop Mike Ross has endeared himself further to rugby fans with this latest piece of goodwill. The Cork-born Leinster scrummager took to Twitter after finding a stray ATM card in order to reunite it with its owner. One step removed from plastering pictures of the card on the poles around Rathgar, Ross decided to avoid a ‘#badbuzz’ and let the …

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A Superb XV Of Players We Won’t Be Seeing At The Rugby World Cup

It rolls around every four years, it’s the flagship tournament for international rugby. A carnival for the fans and a dream come true for the players. It is the Rugby World Cup. England are sole hosts for the first time and players and management alike having been building for this competition for what feels like an eternity. For player selected to …

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Terrible Line-Out Dummy Goes As Badly As It Deserved To

Talk about putting the dummy in line-out dummy, poor guy.  And that is why you don’t do silly things when you’ve no support from your team-mates. With Southland up twelve points to Seven against North harbour in the ITM Cup, this guy decided to act a little smart. We’ve all made a balls up on the pitch. In fact, we …

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Brothers In Arms – The Rugby World Cup’s Family Affair

The 2015 World Cup is underway in less than 3 weeks. Since rugby’s global showpiece started in 1987 there have been many brothers that have played with each other throughout the years; The Underwoods, Tuilagis, Hastings and Wallaces to name a few. While we remember the legacy left by some of these siblings, it’s worth noting the siblings representing their country …

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Meerkats, A dominatrix, Sheep and Cattle All Feature In Latest Irish Rugby Video

The IRFU an Lifestyle Sports have released their latest promotional video. A promotional video featuring Ian Madigan, Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray has been released by the IRFU and Lifestyle Sports. The clip is a parody of Ireland’s famed 6pm Angelus, as the protagonists reflect upon the sound of the church bell. In the clip, Ian Madigan pauses while reading, what …

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12 Big-Name Players Who Will Miss The Rugby World Cup

It’s inevitable that when a team announces its 31-man Rugby World Cup squad, there’s always one or two shocking omissions. Sadly, thats’s the nature of the beast and sport can be ruthless. With that in mind, let’s look at twelve world-class players who have been unlucky, if not kicking themselves, to have been left out. ______ 1) Francois Trinh-Duc (FRA) The …

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Watch Tevita Li Score An Amazing Try In The ITM Cup

Tevita Li, the star of the Under 20 World Cup, scored a spectacular try for North Harbour. After lighting up the Under 20 World Cup with the All Blacks, much was expected of Tevita Li. Indeed this season saw him become a regular feature in the Auckland Blues team and many are tipping him to become a star of the …

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Donncha O’Callaghan Linked With Overseas Move As Munster Exit Looms

Munster and Ireland veteran Donncha O’Callaghan is being touted for a move away from the province after 17 years of service. Today’s Irish Examiner claim the 36-year-old will be released early from his current deal, which was meant to last until June of next year. With O’Callaghan having wanted to play beyond this date anyway, a move to a club …

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Watch Barbarians Coach Give Inspirational Speech Ahead Of Samoa Game

The Barbarians defeated Samoa 27-24 on Saturday. Although the game between the Barbarians and Samoa in London’s Olympic Stadium last Saturday was a low key affair, it has provided us with an insight into the mentality of the scratch team. A camera recorded the Baa-Baas as they prepared for the fixture and captured coach, Jamie Joseph, give an inspirational pre match speech. With …

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