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Ranked: The Top-15 UFC Fights Of Spring/Summer 2019

The UFC have announced an incredibly stacked schedule for the spring/summer period so with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the very best. Honourable mentions Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks – UFC Rochester – May 18 Jimi Manuwa vs. Alexander Rakic – UFC Stockholm – June 1 Cub Swanson vs. Shane Burgos – UFC Ottawa – May …

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The Ten Fighters Set To Define The World Of MMA In 2019

Unquestionably, 2018 was a good year for the fans of MMA but, without a doubt, this last quarter was the most moved. There were many fights that provided unexpected results for fans of the UFC and other organizations. On top of that, there have also been many controversies within the circuit of the MMA, such as those unleashed by fighters …

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Austin Healey Believes This Ireland Team Can Win The World Cup

Following the 2015 World Cup, there was soul-searching to be done for Irish rugby. After topping Pool D with a dominant win over France, Joe Schmidt’s side headed for the knockout stages showing form that they could potentially trouble the big guns later in the competition. However, without Jonathan Sexton, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell, they were badly exposed …

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Chink In The Armour: Why England Must Develop Depth At Fullback

England coach Eddie Jones has spoken of his desire to make his team ‘bulletproof’, but a lack of tried-and-tested options at fifteen could prove lethal to his side in 2019. The Australian has been vocal about the depth his side possess, and it is fair to say that in particular positions the national team can boast some of the best …

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Draw For Rugby World Cup 2019 In Coming Weeks

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 02: The Webb Ellis Cup at the announcement of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Venues at the Westbury Hotel on March 2, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

With all the talk of the Lions tour and the run-in of the European Champions Cup and various leagues around Europe, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about the Rugby World Cup. Oh yeah, that thing that’s happening in two and a half years… Well, after the Six Nations, seedings were confirmed for the competition in Japan, as Ireland secured their …

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Champions Cup Final To Take Place In Bilbao Next Year

Champions Cup BILBAO, SPAIN - APRIL 07: A general view inside the stadium prior to the UEFA Europa League quarter final first leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at San Mames Stadium on April 7, 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

All roads lead to Edinburgh in this year’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions. The home of Scottish Rugby will host the two showpiece events. In recent years, the finals have taken place in some European rugby strongholds, such as the Aviva Stadium, Twickenham and the Principality Stadium. However, the EPCR are now set to break new ground with the …

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Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 Kicks Off In 1000 Days

As of today, it is officially 1000 days until the start of the next edition of one of the greatest sports event in the world: The Rugby World Cup, this time to be held in Japan. The tournament will arrive in Asia for the first time and preparations are already well under way. Early next year team camps will be …

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Joe Schmidt Signs New Deal With IRFU Until 2019 World Cup

Joe Schmidt 16/6/2016

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will remain with the country until 2019, it has been confirmed today. Schmidt oversaw back-to-back Six Nations titles in his first two seasons in charge, and guided Ireland to the quarter-finals of last year’s World Cup. He has now committed to leading the country to the next tournament in Japan. Continue reading below _____ Make …

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Argentina The Biggest Climbers In Updated World Rugby Rankings

NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 20: Joaquin Tuculet of Argentina during The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Mbombela Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

After an action-packed day of rugby on Saturday, the World Rankings have been updated. Argentina, following a hard-fought win over South Africa at home, are the biggest climbers, leap-frogging France and Scotland to nestle into seventh position. South Africa drop off as a result of the loss, and are now a full four ranking points behind Six Nations champions England. …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan Aims To Create Lasting Legacy

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Japan players celebrate after the win over South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at Brighton Community Centre on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In order to take advantage of Japan hosting the first ever World Cup in Asia, the JRFU has been adopting World Rugby’s ‘Get Into Rugby’ campaign with the aim of encouraging as many school children to take part in the sport before 2019 as it can. There are 22,000 elementary schools in the country and rugby has been part of …

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England Rise Up Rugby World Rankings Following Six Nations Triumph

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the England media session held at Pennyhill Park on March 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This is a week that just keeps getting better and better for England rugby. The Red Rose defeated Wales in a thriller on Saturday, and Scotland’s victory over France on Sunday ensured that Eddie Jones’ side captured the Six Nations Championship for the first time since 2011. Despite entering this tournament ranked number 8 in the world, England have steadily …

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Seán O’Brien Extends Contract With Leinster And Ireland

Leinster and Ireland have received a massive boost today, after it was confirmed by Irish Rugby that Seán O’Brien has extended his contract until after the 2019 World Cup. The Tullow Tank is regarded as one of the best back-row players in the Northern Hemisphere, and was named European Player of the Year in 2011. He has been immense for …

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