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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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The Power XV: Picking The Strongest Team In World Rugby

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)

Who’s the strongest of them all? Having assembled a Speed XV and a Flair XV, we wonder if a Power XV would trample over both these teams. In a world of blockbusting, gym-honed gladiators, who would make the most physically powerful XV in their respective positions? And which XV out of the three sides would come out on top overall? …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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Autumn Internationals Team Of The Week From A Kiwi Perspective

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Rory Best of Ireland celebrates with his team mates following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It was a weekend of Northern Hemisphere dominance as Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland all recorded victories, with only the All Blacks upholding Southern honour in Paris against France. So who made our Autumn Internationals team of the week? 15 Santiago Cordero (Argentina)  An exceptional performance in a losing team. The Argentinian firefly was electric stepping in at fullback for …

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Autumn Rugby International Team Of The Week: An Irish/Aussie Layer Cake

Rugby CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Israel Folau of Australia in action during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rugby’s Autumn internationals kicked off with the Wallabies walloping an underwhelming Wales, Argentina dousing the Japanese flames, and Ireland slaughtering a certain well-known team of giants. So who made our team of the week? 15. Israel Folau (Australia) An excellent round for fullbacks. Israel Folau got engaged with a New Zealand netballer recently and also seems to have got engaged with …

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Rugby Championship Team Of The Season

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand runs the ball during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at AMI Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The All Black stats for the Rugby Championship don’t lie: six bonus point wins, 38 tries scored and just five conceded, with an average scoreline of 44-14. The All Blacks are on a 17-win world record-equalling streak and sit at the highest total (96.57) in IRB history. From these incredible statistics, you’d expect a complete blackwash of a Rugby Championship …

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Mario Ledesma Discusses What He Believes Has Been Vital To Argentina’s Improvement

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Mario Ledesma, Scrum Coach of Australia speaks to the media following the Australia Captain's Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 26, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Argentina were the ninth ranked team in World Rugby before Mario Ledesma’s final tournament as an Argentine rugby player. Argentina were riding high after making the semi-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup and there was optimism that the Jaguars could achieve similar success at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Despite losing their opening game against 2007 finalists …

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Agustin Creevy Linked With Move To Top 14 Club

Agustin Creevy could be set for a move to France. The money on offer in France means that very few players are out of the reach of Top 14 clubs. Throughout the last number of years, Toulon’s financial advantage has been eroded by like of Montpellier and Racing 92 who have each invested heavily in their squads. Indeed, last season …

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World Rugby’s Top Three Hookers

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Augustin Creevy of Argentina in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Argentina and Tonga at Leicester City Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Marrying solidity at the scrum with accuracy at the lineout plus the ability to get around the park, the modern day hooker has plenty to do. Here we take a look at the top three hookers in the world. 1. Dane Coles The undisputed king of the No. 2 shirt. Excellent at the scrum, pinpoint accurate at the lineout and …

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Los Jaguares Name Their First Ever Super Rugby Starting XV

Barbarians v Argentina

13 of the starting XV represented Argentina at the World Cup. Argentina’s new Super Rugby Franchise, Los Jaguares, have named their first ever super rugby starting XV to face the Cheetahs on Friday. In all, coach, Raúl Pérez has selected 13 players who were part of Argentina’s World Cup squad, 11 of whom starred in their quarter final win over …

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Argentina V Australia: 3 Key Clashes That Could Decide The Semi Final

Australia and Argentina will do battle in the second World Cup Semi Final. Four years ago, this fixture would have been labelled a forgone conclusion. Argentina would have pressurised Australia up front and ran them close before the Wallabies superior squad depth and fitness would have told and they would have pulled away from the Pumas. So much has changed …

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