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Can You Name Ireland’s 31-Man Squad For The 2015 World Cup?

Ireland Squad 2015

We’re less than eight weeks away from the beginning of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and with the warm-up games beginning next week, players across the world will be desperate to put their hand up to gain selection for the respective final 31-man squads which will travel to Japan.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at back at …

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Watch: Rugby Ref Nigel Owens Stars In Hilarious New Airline Advert

Not content with blowing his whistle on the field, international rugby referee Nigel Owens is also putting his whistle to good effect in the advertising world. In this funny Emirates airlines ad, the 46-year-old, who has officiated in more than 80 Tests, at three World Cups and over 350 professional games in his 17-year career, disturbs a couple in the …

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Should A TMO Challenge System Be Introduced In Rugby?

<> at Liberty Stadium on January 15, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.

It is time for a major change to the TMO protocol? “TMO Check” is gradually becoming the most dreaded phrase to hear at a rugby stadium. The general consensus among rugby fans is that is it now being overused in the modern game, and has tarnished rugby’s reputation for being a fast-flowing and entertaining sport. Despite the apparent over-usage, referees …

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The Seven Best Moments In Rugby World Cup History

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw now only a week away, we have decided to take a look back at the seven best moments in Rugby World Cup history. ________ 7. French Flair In 1987 With the scores level at 24 all between Australia and France in the first semi-final of the 1987 World Cup Les Bleus produced a …

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RFU Chief Ian Ritchie Received Big Bonus After England’s World Cup Exit

England Women's Rugby Media Announcement

RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie was awarded a £100,000 bonus after England became the first host nation in Rugby World Cup history to be knocked out of the Rugby World Cup Pool Stages. The harrowing campaign ultimately led to coach Stuart Lancaster’s dismissal as England Head Coach, but Ritchie pocketed an extra £100,000 from the staggering financial success of the tournament. According to …

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What Would Constitute Success For England This Autumn?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

England enter this season’s autumn internationals on the back of their best year since 2003. A Six Nations grand slam and a whitewash of World Cup winners Australia Down Under has set Eddie Jones’ men the perfect platform to dominate the southern hemisphere next month. Given how far England have progressed since the 2015 World Cup debacle, is anything less …

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Owen Farrell v George Ford: What If England Had To Choose Between The Two Fly-Halves?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Owen Farrell (L) looks on with team mate George Ford during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 25, 2014 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England under Eddie Jones have so far tended to operate with George Ford at fly-half, and Owen Farrell moved to inside-centre. But is this a stop-gap measure or a long-term solution to England’s vexing and seemingly perennial midfield problem? Although it is very plausible that these two close friends, who had great success in junior rugby playing alongside each other, …

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