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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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10 Breakthrough Stars Of The 2015 Super Rugby Season Part 2

Part two of our look at the players who had super breakthrough season in Super Rugby 2015. Click here for part One.  Everyone will be familiar with the old adage “It’s a game of two halves”, however sometimes when it comes to comparing Northern and Southern Hemisphere rugby it can be “a sport of two games.” From a purely aesthetical …

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Wallabies Name 31-Man Squad For Rugby Championship Opener

Australia coach Michael Cheika has named his 31-man squad for the Wallabies’ opening Rugby Championship test against South Africa in Brisbane on July 18. Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore captains the side and is joined in camp by uncapped lock Rory Arnold and Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro. Cheika’s squad will assemble in Brisbane this Sunday after a gruelling five-day camp up the Sunshine …

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10 Breakthrough Stars Of The 2015 Super Rugby Season Part 1

With the dust settled on a super season of Super Rugby, let’s look at the stars who made a name for themselves in 2015.  Everyone will be familiar with the old adage “It’s a game of two halves”, however sometimes when it comes to comparing Northern and Southern Hemisphere rugby it can be “a sport of two games.” From a …

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Leinster Set Their Price For Kane Douglas Release

Australian lock Kane Douglas has been linked with a return to Michael Cheika’s Wallabies squad as the former Leinster coach begins preparations for September’s Rugby World Cup in England. Douglas has two years remaining on a three-year deal and Leinster are seeking financial compensation for his temporary  release. The Australian Rugby Union are looking to draft Douglas back into Wallabies camp …

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Super Rugby 2015 Highlights

Highlights of the 2015 Super Rugby Season After the Super Rugby season came to a close last weekend, there is little left to discuss, although controversy still reigns over Elliot Dixon’s try in the final. However there is nothing stopping us looking back on another season of highlights. The guys over at 7RugbyVids have put this together for everyone’s pleasure. We …

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Six Nations To Remain On Terrestrial Television

Deal struck between BBC and ITV to show Six Nations Fixtures from 2018. The BBC and ITV have struck a deal that allows for the Six Nations to continue being broadcast on terrestrial TV from 2018. Sky had been favourites to land the rights, after tournament chiefs let it be known that they would consider bids from subscription TV companies. Sky’s …

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Kane Douglas World Cup Call Up Could Prove Problematic For Leinster

Kane Douglas has been called up to the Australian World Cup Squad. Surprised as we were at Kane Douglas’ call up to the Australian World Cup squad, it seems that he is well regarded down under. Despite his underwhelming season with Leinster, Australian Coach, Michael Cheika, has had no issue in selecting Douglas in his Wallabies squad. It has also been mooted that …

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Video: The Haka Meets Samoa’s Siva Tau

It is always a sight to behold when a rugby team performs their war dance before kick-off. It is twice as special when both teams are performing. This happened before Samoa v New Zealand in the ealry hours of this morning.   The All Blacks’ Haka was impressive, but for a guy holding a spear alone, we reckon Samoa’s Siva …

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Video: Samoa v New Zealand Highlights

Dan Carter scored 20 of New Zealand’s 25 points as the All-Black’s were made to work hard for a nine point win over Samoa early this morning. However, perhaps the standout moment of the match was Alafoti Faosiliva’s try, carrying for two out of three phases to cross the New Zealand line. It was a promising display for the Pacific …

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Jean de Villiers Set To Return Following Horrific Injury

Jean de Villiers will return from the horrific injury he sustained against Wales last November Unbelievably Jean de Villiers will return for South Africa this weekend after being selected on the bench to play against a World XV. Last November de Villiers tore his hamstring along with his anterior, posterior cruciate knee ligaments and dislocated his knee cap, during South Africa’s 12-6 defeat to Wales. …

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Three Key Clashes To Watch In Samoa Vs The All Blacks

For the majority of this century the All Blacks have been the dominating team in world rugby. They have cast a long dark shadow over all their rivals, hoovering up any available silverware. They dismantled the British & Irish Lions in 2005, have claimed 8 out of the last 10 Rugby Championship (formerly Tri Nations) titles available, won the World …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Openside Flankers

Following last week’s list of the top ten number 8s in world rugby, we continue the rankings with the best openside flankers in the world. _____ 10. Francois Louw Injury is the reason why the South African is so far down this list. Since moving to Bath, the 30 year-old has been a revelation. When fit and on top form, few …

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Munster Release Home & Alternative Jersey Pics For 2015/16 Season

Very nice indeed. If Munster play as good as they look this season, we’ll all be in for a treat. Check out the 2015/16 Munster @adidasrugby home & alternate jersey #MyMunster Available @lifestylesports 25th July pic.twitter.com/1WgW5RMAu7 — Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) July 6, 2015 The kits themselves won’t be available until 25th July. Even then it’ll be from Lifestyle sports, the …

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That’s It? England Finally Unveil Their RWC Jersey

After teasing England fans with a highly effective pre-order campaign, England’s Rugby World Cup jersey is finally here.  For anyone that missed the teaser last month, England and Canterbury decided to test the commitment of fans, by having fans buy the Jersey on pre-order having only seen this image. Anyone brave enough to buy a jersey they hadn’t seen was …

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