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Watch: Aaron Cruden Shanks Cross-Field Kick To Gift Clermont A Try

Aaron Cruden Clermont Montpellier

Clermont Auvergne continued their excellent form this season thanks to a win away to Montpellier where they won out on a 23-28 scoreline.  Wesley Fofana, Damian Penaud and Isaia Toeava all touched down for tries. Morgan Parra kicked 10 points and Camille Lopez slotted a drop goal to secure a victory which sees Clermont go eight points clear at the …

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Is ‘Chaos’ The Right Word For The Lions To Describe The Attacking Threat Of New Zealand?

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 29: The All Blacks celebrate after winning the inaugural Rugby Chamionship after their victory in the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 29, 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The new buzz word amongst the Lions coaching management is ‘chaos’. Lions assistant coach, and attack guru, Rob Howley used the word to describe New Zealand’s lethal form of unstructured rugby nine times in Tuesday’s press conference. But has he chosen the wrong word in helping the Lions to prepare for the challenges ahead? If you watch highlights of the …

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Northampton Saints Confirm Signing Of Springbok Scrum Half

Wales v South Africa - International Match

After weeks of speculation, the Northampton Saints have finally confirmed the capture of Cobus Reinach ahead of the 2017/18 season. The nine-times capped Springbok scrum-half will arrive from the Sharks where Reinach as played for his entire career thus far. It has been an open secret that the Saints have been on the lookout for a new set of half-backs, and …

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Four All Black Stars Yet To Commit Future To New Zealand

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 25: Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read during the New Zealand All Blacks training session at Westpac Stadium on August 25, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Four of the All Blacks’ top class players have yet to be tied down by New Zealand beyond the end of this season, as reported by the NZ Herald. The eagerness of New Zealand rugby authorities to sign them will only have been exacerbated by the news on Tuesday that Aaron Cruden has chosen to depart New Zealand for Montpellier. Despite not necessarily being …

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Opinion – Why Don’t Players Openly Admit That They Move For The Money?

Aaron Cruden is a really fine rugby player. Blessed with brilliant vision and natural playmaking ability, Cruden is at the peak of his powers at 28-years-old and is in the prime of his rugby career. A highly accomplished and decorated individual, Cruden has won the Rugby World Cup,  he’s won multiple Rugby Championships and he’s also won a Super Rugby championship with the …

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Where Does Aaron Cruden Sit On The List Of Rugby’s Highest Earners?

Super Rugby Rd 3 - Chiefs v Highlanders

Very few observers were shocked to learn that Aaron Cruden had taken the decision to leave New Zealand and join Montpellier on a three-year deal. After falling behind Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks’ pecking order, Cruden’s departure had been expected. Indeed, last December French rugby site, Rugby 365, had even reported that Montpellier had secured the services of the 47 …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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