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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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VIDEO: Toby Faletau’s Journey From Tonga To Wales

Born in Tonga in 1990, Toby Faletau always showed promise as a youngster. This brilliant BBC mini-documentary tracks his journey from the Pacific Island to stepping out onto the turf of Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium as an Welsh international. Recognised as one of the best Number 8s in World Rugby, Faletau is aiming to steer Wales through their World Cup pool and …

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Kind Of Missing Super Rugby Already? So Are We…

Yeah we have the Rugby Championship and it hasn’t disappointed and of course the upcoming World Cup. But the week in week out drama of Super Rugby has left a Milner-Skudder shaped hole in our hearts.  So we had two choices, sit down and find a way to watch every minute of Super Rugby 2015 back to back, or just …

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Watch All of Tana Umaga’s International Tries

Watch each of Tana Umaga’s Tries for the All Blacks For many Rugby fans, Tana Umaga holds a special place. Supremely talented, he troubled defences with his speed, handling and running lines. Sporting iconic dread locks, Umaga was one of the rugby’s recognisable figures, scoring 36 tries in 74 apperances for New Zealand. Apart from his playing prowess, Umaga will be …

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Video: Five Of The Best Rugby World Cup Drop-Goals

With only 52 days remaining until the 2015 Rugby World Cup commences, here is a video of some outstanding drop-goals kicked down through the years to whet the appetite. There have been many famous drop-goals kicked during the seven previous World Cups, none more so than Jonny Wilkinson’s World Cup winning drop-kick in the 2003 final in Telstra Stadium, Sydney. …

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Analysing Australia’s Wide Game

Australia Beat the Springboks on Saturday playing a wide game In their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa over the weekend, Australia looked to move the ball wide as means of unlocking the South African defence. In order to do so the Wallabies deployed two playmakers, Quade Cooper and Matt Giteau, in a bid to move the ball as often as …

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Steve Hansen Argues Teams Should be Allowed Collapse Mauls

Hansen calls for defending teams to be allowed collapse mauls After conceding two tries against the Argentinian maul on Friday, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, has called for rule changes to be made, so as to allow teams collapse the offensive drive. Despite the margin of the All Blacks victory over Argentina, Hansen was not pleased by the manner in which Agustin …

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Cardiff Blues Looking To Entice Leigh Halfpenny Back to The Arms Park

Leigh Halfpenny will become available next summer Cardiff Blues Chairman, Peter Thomas, is looking into bringing Leigh Halfpenny back to the Arms Park, according to Wales Online. Although Halfpenny’s contract with Toulon is set to expire at the end of next season, he has the option to remain at the French club for another year. However the Blues seem to be …

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The Case Against New Zealand Winning the World Cup

The All Blacks will begin the World Cup as defending champions Like all previous World Cups, New Zealand will begin this one as favourites. However they have yet to win the title on foreign soil. Many theories have been bandied about as to why this is the case, ranging from All Blacks being unable to deal with the pressure of …

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THAT Last Minute Of Play Between Australia & South Africa

Analyse it till your heart is content. Try or no Try? What a finish as the Wallabies snatched a victory from the Springboks, well in to stoppage time. What drama from the superb game between Australia and South Africa we were treated to on Saturday. Are we going to get involved in the debate about whether it was a Try …

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All Blacks Drop Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams

New Zealand Coach, Steve Hansen, has chosen to travel to South Africa without the duo Steve Hansen looks set to test the depth of his squad by leaving out Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams, for the All Blacks clash with the Springboks. After New Zealand’s victory over Argentina, Hansen explained; ‘Sonny has got bit of a busy schedule so we will let …

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England Will Only Consider Sam Burgess as a Centre

England Coach, Stuart Lancaster, intends to play Sam Burgess in midfield Stuart Lancaster has detailed why he see Sam Burgess as a centre, despite the Rugby League convert playing his best rugby in the backrow. Lancaster argued that; ‘In the back-row we need our sixes to be effective in the line-out and there are some big players in our line-out …

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Video: Jaw Dropping Statue Of Paul O’Connell Unveiled By The Man Himself At Shannon Airport

An incredible statue of Paul O’Connell was unveiled yesterday in Shannon Airport. The sculpture stands six-metres high and depicts a high flying O’Connell moment during Ireland’s 43-13 battering of England in Croke Park during 2007’s Six Nations championship. The sculpture includes O’Connell’s former Munster team mates Donnacha O’Callaghan and John Hayes who were lifting him during the epic moment. The …

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Highlights of New Zealand V Argentina

The All Blacks overpowered Los Pumas yesterday Despite putting up a strong first half performance yesterday, Argentina ultimately succumbed to a 39 points to 13 defeat against New Zealand. The Key score arguably came after Ma’a Nonu touched down at the end of the first half. With the clock reading 41 minutes, the big centre crashed through four Argentinian defenders …

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Leinster’s New Jersey May Have Just Been Leaked By Jamie Heaslip

Leinster Captain Jamie Heaslip may have accidentally leaked images of Leinster’s new jersey It seems as if Jamie Heaslip posted an image of Leinster’s 2015/16 jersey on Facebook, only to take it down soon after. From the image, the jersey has a similar design to that of the Irish World Cup shirt unveiled earlier this week. It looks to have a …

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