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Ian Madigan Dives Into The Tech World

A big year for Leinster and Ireland rugby star Ian Madigan just got even bigger, with the launch of his new tech product, Fantasy Rugger. Madigan was in Ballsbridge on Wednesday night for the launch of Fantasy Rugger, along with school friend and Fantasy Rugger CEO Michael Storan. Fantasy Rugger models itself as “the world’s most sophisticated fantasy rugby game” …

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Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

Australia coach, Michael Cheika, has named his Rugby World Cup Squad Michael Cheika has announced his squad for the Rugby World Cup. Although there were no great surprises, the biggest losers were, previous captain James Horwill and scrum half Nic White. After his poor performance against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship, Nick Phipps inclusion has raised some eyebrows, particularly with Nic White and Will …

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Can Wales Qualify From The Pool Of Death?

Let’s face it, Wales have been handed a stinker. A World Cup pool in which they must either beat England or Australia, if not both, should they wish to progress to the knockout stages. Wales have been drawn into a dogfight on the back of a run of poor games in the 2012 autumn internationals, thus consigning them to a …

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Wales Great Ryan Jones Retires

Former Welsh captain Ryan Jones forced to retire aged 34 The former Wales and Lions backrow Ryan Jones has been forced to retire from rugby due a shoulder injury. Jones required surgery after suffering a shoulder injury in Bristol’s play off clash with Worcester. Although he was expected to return to action in October, Jones was forced to retire after being …

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France Make Twelve Changes For This Weekend’s Clash With England

Philippe Saint-André has made twelve changes from the team that lost in Twickenham French boss Philippe Saint-André, has rung the changes for his sides meeting with England on Saturday. Saint-André has decided to only keep Yoann Maestri, Louis Picamoles and Scott Spedding from the starting XV that lost in Twickenham last weekend. The mercurial Frédéric Michalak is back at ten, to be partnered …

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Thief Attempts To Outrun Former All Black Winger

A hopeful thief attempted to outrun a former All Black winger this week Although Zac Guildford has often found himself at the wrong side of the law in recent years, earlier this week the winger found himself on the side of law and order, when he helped foil a robbery in Napier. Guildford was having lunch team mates Chris Eaton and Ryan …

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Where Do You Stand On Dylan Hartley?

Dylan Hartley has been suspended for an accumulative total of 54 weeks during his career Despite his talent, Dylan Hartley is one of the most controversial players in world rugby. A quality line out thrower and a strong ball carrier, Hartley is arguably England’s best hooker. However his discipline lets him down. His most recent indiscretion, headbutting Jamie George, cost Hartley …

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Neil Back Thinks Chris Robshaw Is Not Amongst Worlds Top Five Opensides

Former England and Leicester openside, Neil Back, does not consider Chris Robshaw to be amongst worlds best As a player Neil Back was never too far away from controversy, bending the rules of the game to their limits. Such a trait seems to have permeated into his punditry, as yesterday Back cast judgement on England’s captain and current number seven. However Back was not …

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Richie McCaw Might Not Retire After World Cup

Richie McCaw has hinted he may not retire after World Cup After lifting the Bledisloe Cup last weekend, Richie McCaw is not yet certain whether or not he will retire after the World Cup. McCaw told the New Zealand Herald, ‘I haven’t shut the door totally because I wasn’t sure how I’d feel come the end of October.’ The most capped international of …

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Rugby’s Residency Rule To Be Reviewed

World Rugby will review its residency rules World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper has said the sport’s governing body will review it’s international residency rules after consulting with individual unions. Under the current rules, players who have not made an international appearance can play for any country having lived there for three years. However this is set to change, after Gosper stated that …

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Leo Cullen Appointed Leinster Head Coach

Leinster Rugby have appointed Leo Cullen as Coach on a two year deal Leo Cullen, has been appointed as Leinster’s head coach on a two year deal. The three time Heineken Cup winning captain with the province broke the news to the players at a team meeting this morning. Commenting on the news, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson said, ‘We are delighted that …

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Ian Madigan Asks Pundits To Define Game Management

Leinster and Ireland out half, Ian Madigan, gave a frank interview last night There are few players in Irish rugby who divide opinion as much as Ian Madigan. Debate surrounding his best position and game management are popular amongst supporters. Some even argue that he is picked ahead of Paddy Jackson on the basis that he can cover a number of …

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Confirmed: Sonny Bill Williams Off To Rio

It has been confirmed that Chiefs duo Sonny Bill Williams and Liam Messam will lead the New Zealand Sevens Squad to Rio for the Olympics next year. The squad was announced on Wednesday by Sir Gordon Tietjens, and the Chiefs pair will join up with new captain Scott Curry and Wellington’s Ardie Savea in the squad. The squad announcement most certainly comes as …

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South Africa Rugby Championship Report Card

Ozer McMahon analyses the success and failures of each team after an intriguing, albeit brief, pre-World Cup Rugby Championship. New Zealand Rugby Championship Report Card Australian Rugby Championship Report Card South Africa Rugby can be compared to many things, but what the Springboks’ 2015 Rugby Championship campaign most closely resembled was a quickie game of Snakes ‘N’ Ladders. For every little …

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