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Donnacha Ryan Set To Swap Munster For France In Surprise Move [Report]

Guinness PRO12, Thomond Park, Limerick 26/12/2016 Munster vs Leinster Munster's Donnacha Ryan after the game

In a surprise move, Ireland international Donnacha Ryan is reportedly set to call time on his Munster career and follow teammate Dave Foley to France. The Irish Examiner are reporting that the 33-year-old has in fact already signed a two-year deal with Racing 92, wherein he will link up with Munster legend Ronan O’Gara. Should the reports prove true, last weekend’s …

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World Cup 2019 Pool Seedings Confirmed In Latest World Rugby Rankings

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18: Sam Warburton (R) and George North (C) walk past Noa Nakaitaci (L) of France after their sides 18-20 defeat during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The final round of Six Nations fixtures last weekend had further-reaching consequences than just the order of which team finished where in this season’s championship. As it was, Ireland ended up in second place behind England having defeated the champions at the Aviva Stadium, and their overall tournament performance has seen them confirm a place among the top seeds for …

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Six Nations Announce 12-Man Shortlist For Player Of The Tournament

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Six Nations organisers have announced the 12-man shortlist for the official Player of the Tournament. With Warren Gatland due to name his squad for the Lions tour of New Zealand in the coming weeks, many players from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales were looking to impress the coach – and to that end, the nominees list contains nine players that will …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your ‘Ireland v England’ Rugby History?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland hands off Danny Care of England during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Ireland are looking to spoil England’s grand slam party this weekend as they welcome Eddie Jones’ side to the Aviva Stadium in the final round of Six Nations fixtures. Although the championship is officially beyond them, Joe Schmidt’s men will still end the campaign in second place should they prevail against England on Saturday, maintaining their position in the World Rugby rankings …

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South Africa Slump To Their Lowest Ever World Rugby Ranking

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Springboks Warren Whiteley and team mates react after the International match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales’ 22-9 Six Nations victory has had a knock-on effect on the latest World Rugby rankings – more specifically, South Africa’s ranking. Having slumped below Scotland after their defeat at the hands of Vern Cotter’s side a fortnight ago, Wales clawed their way back up to sixth place in the latest rankings, and in doing so, have leapfrogged the Springboks …

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Six Key Lessons From The Penultimate Weekend Of Six Nations Action

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Danny Care of England celebrates scoring his sides seventh try with Tom Wood of England and Jack Nowell of England during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England have done it. After winning their 18th consecutive Test match they moved level on victories with New Zealand’s run last year for the greatest number of consecutive victories.  They were simply incredible on Saturday, making a dangerous and strong Scottish side look incredibly weak. Meanwhile, Wales ended Ireland’s hopes, with the latter hosting grand slam-chasing England next week and …

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Watch: George North Storms Through Ireland’s Defence To Score Wales’ Opening Try

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 4, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 10/3/2017 Wales vs Ireland Wales' George North celebrates scoring their first try

Wales have taken the initiative in their Six Nations clash with Ireland at the Principality Stadium. Trailing 3-0 to Ireland approaching the halfway point of the first half, the Northampton winger displayed sheer power and athleticism to put Rob Howley’s side ahead. It proved to be a disastrous few minutes for Ireland as the try came almost immediately after Johnny Sexton …

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Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter Fires Warning To England Ahead Of Twickenham Showdown

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France on February 12, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Scotland find themselves in the unusual position of chasing down a Triple Crown heading into the penultimate round of Six Nations fixtures this weekend. Not since 1990 (during the Five Nations era) have Scotland beaten Ireland, Wales and England in the same championship, and with two of those three vanquished already this year, all roads lead to Twickenham this Saturday. …

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An Analysis Of England’s Five Best Fullback Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alex Goode of England dives to score his team's sixth try during the Old Mutual Wealth series match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on November 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Fullback is one of the most contested positions in the England set-up at the moment, with head coach Eddie Jones having many different and brilliant options to fill the 15 jersey. Here we take a look at the five main contenders: _________ 5. Mike Brown Over the last few years, Mike Brown has been the go-to man at the back, but …

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