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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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Five Players to Look Out For in The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship kicks off tomorrow With the Rugby Championship beginning tomorrow, we have chosen five players you should keep a close eye on. 1. Matt Giteau Following Australia’s decision to relax its own rules dictating the selection of foreign based players, Matt Giteau has returned to the fold. Four years after deciding to ply in trade in France with Toulon, …

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Ref From 1995 World Cup Final Analyses His Own Performance

Ed Morrison recounts a day that went down in infamy from a perspective we’d never really thought, the referee’s.  Referees, huh, we only think of them when they do something wrong. Ed Morrison was the lucky, or unlucky, depending on how you look at it, man in charge on that fateful day in 1995. While the day is now synonymous …

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Sam Warburton’s One Weakness…

Fearless Welsh flanker Sam Warburton has displayed his one weakness Wales have taken the unusual step of holding their Rugby World Cup training camp in Fiesch, high in the Swiss Alps. Fuelled by 45kg of meat and 15kg of fish, the Welsh squad are preparing for the World Cup at the Alpine retreat. The Daily Mail reported that the training regime, allied to …

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The Best of Last Year’s Rugby Championship

The 2015 Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend With the Rugby Championship beginning this weekend, we have decided to look back on the highlights from last season. The 2014 season saw the All Blacks claim their third title on the bounce and Los Pumas win their first game. Obviously we are excited about the new season, as those of us living …

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Preview of The Rugby Championship

Ahead of the World Cup there will be added interest in this years Rugby Championship While each of the sides taking part in the this years Rugby Championship will be looking to win the title, they will also have one eye on the World Cup. It therefore offers the neutral observer a fascinating taste of what the southern hemisphere will bring …

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Game Of Thrones: The Rugby Championship Sub Plots

The excitement is building and the anticipation is palpable. The Rugby World Cup kicks off in just over 2 months and preparations are well under way across the globe. The Northern Hemisphere contenders are safely ensconced in their training camps, working diligently ahead of their warm up fixtures in August. For now however, the gap in the fixture list will …

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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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