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PIC: Japan’s Rugby World Cup Jersey Is All Kinds Of Delicious

Yesterday’s launch of the Ireland World Cup jersey heralded a mixed reaction, with many fans blaming Canterbury for not doing enough on the design front. But whoever styled this classy Japanese outfit ought to be given the rest of the week off. Pure class. The stripes, the shoulder design, the subtle flag on the left sleeve. This shirt has it …

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Leinster Beginning to Take Shape as the New Season Draws Closer

Leinster confirm two short term signings as the 2015/16 season nears Leinster have confirmed the signings of Jamie Hagan and Clontarf backrow Tony Ryan, on short term contracts. With all of Leinster’s front line tight heads currently with the Irish squad, and the probability of at least two being selected in Joe Schmidt’s final squad, Hagan signing is a logical one. The …

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Green, White and….Black? The New Ireland Kit, An Analysis

Another World Cup, another new Ireland kit and lots of ridiculous science “innovations” to try and justify a price of €120-odd for a piece of fabric that’s “exactly what they wear on the pitch”. Right. Ireland’s new kit for the World Cup was launched on Tuesday in Galway. For the home kit, it’s a case of same old, same old. …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Scrum-Halves

This week’s rankings turn to scrum-half. With some tight calls, it is likely to cause some debate. As ever, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page. _____ 10. Tawera Kerr Barlow The Kiwi 9 is recovering from serious injury, but is very much in the mix to make it back for the …

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Three Rugby League ‘Roos Who Could Have Been World Class Wallabies

More than any other rugby nation, Australia is handicapped by the strength of Rugby League. The ubiquitous of the National Rugby League (NRL), the allure of the passion and violence of State of Origin, and the sheer historical dominance of the Kangaroos (Australian Rugby League team) provides a draw that is hard to beat for young Aussie players. It’s hard …

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PIC: Ireland Unveil Rugby World Cup Jersey

The Irish rugby jersey for this Autumn’s World Cup has been launched in Galway this morning, and has been met by mixed reaction. Under IRB regulations, Rugby World Cup jerseys, supporters’ and players’ editions alike, cannot have a sponsor on the front, so the ‘3’ logo is nowhere to be seen. It is nothing spectacular, but a tidy effort nonetheless. …

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VIDEO: All Blacks Feature In Frightening New Promo

We all know that the All Blacks’ reputation alone strikes fear into any opposition they come up against but Adidas’ latest promotional video leaves us in no doubt who the most feared international side on the globe are. Complete with snippets of wild animals, storms and members of the New Zealand squad screaming into the camera, this promotional video is just about …

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Watch The Irish Rugby Team Go Mental For Conor McGregor

The Irish Rugby Team were up early to watch Conor McGregor fight Chad Mendes Like much of the rest of the country, the Irish team were this morning watching Conor McGregor knock out Chad Mendes. The clip sees Tommy O’Donnell and Conor Murray get particularly excited as McGregor finished off Mendes. With the Irish team in training for the World …

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NRL Game Produces Astoundingly Silky Smooth Team Try

Bloody hell, did you all just see that? Great Try from the NRL as the New Zealand Warriors defeated Melbourne Storm. Forget code rivalry. Every so often we all have to put the pitchforks to one side and recognise when our brothers-in-arms over in Rugby League have done something great. This, is one of those times. It’s all about the …

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Highlights of South Africa V World XV

South Africa took on a World XV in at Newlands on Saturday South Africa continued their preparation for the upcoming Rugby Championship with a comprehensive 46-10 win over a World XV yesterday. The largely forgettable fixture will be remembered as Bakkies Botha’s last as both a professional player and on South African soil. The versatile Willie le Roux scored three …

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Highlights From the New Zealand Maori V Fiji

Fiji took on the New Zealand Maori this morning in a tight encounter With the help of seventeen unanswered second half points, the New Zealand Maori came from behind to beat Fiji 27-26. In an entertaining game, Fiji led by 16 points at half time 26-10. However just like in the Super Rugby Final, Elliot Dixon provided the the all …

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Top Super Rugby Tries Of The Season

Here are some of the best tries scored in Super Rugby this season After another Super Rugby season has come to a close, the only we can do now is reminisce. To help you do just that, we encourage you to watch the video below containing the best tries scored this season. We will be practising our Julian Savea sidestep …

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Easter Misses Out As England Cut Squad To 45 For Training Camp

England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has cut his extended 50 man World Cup squad to 45 as Lancaster and his squad prepare to fly to Denver to continue their World Cup preparations. Nick Easter, Stephen Myler and Ed Slater have all been omitted from England’s travelling party while youngsters Elliot Daly and Mario Itoje also miss the flight stateside. It …

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Two-sets Of Brothers Named In New Zealand Maori Side For Fiji Test

New Zealand Maori coach Colin Cooper has named his side to take on Fiji at ANZ Stadium in Suva this Saturday with two sets of brothers named in the starting XV. Auckland’s Akira and Rieko Ioane line up at blindside flanker and right wing respectively while the Chiefs McKenzie brothers, Marty and Damien, have been named at fly-half and fullback. …

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