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Media Round On Munster Following Possible Conor Murray Concussion

No sooner than Munster began celebrating their hard fought 14-12 win over the Glasgow Warriors, controversy began brewing in the background. As the physical encounter reached it’s climax,  Conor Murray was removed from the field of play so as to undergo a head injury assessment. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Glasgow’s Tim Swinson caught Murray’s …

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Alex Corbisiero Explains Why He May Never Play In The Premiership Or England Again

Former England and Northampton Saints prop Alex Corbisiero has said that he “probably won’t play in the Premiership or in English Rugby again” if he can receive further media opportunities after signing with American broadcaster NBC as part of their Premiership Rugby coverage for this season. Corbisiero, 28, announced last December that he was taking a 12-month unpaid sabbatical from professional rugby …

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Alex Corbisiero Set To Turn His Back On Rugby

England v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

In January of this year, Alex Corbisiero took the decision to seek a termination of his contract with the Northampton Saints, and take a sabbatical from rugby. After suffering a number of debilitating injuries during his ten gruelling years playing top level rugby, the 19 times capped England international decided to step away from the sport in order to give himself time to …

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Just The Stats: The Greatest Lions XV

Having researched the best XVs of all the leading rugby nations, we now move on to looking at the best players for the Lions, based entirely on statistics. Be prepared to be in for a shock as most of the teams are dominated by individuals from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. However, perhaps that shouldn’t be such a surprise, given …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Northampton Saints

Northampton head coach Jim Mallinder much prefers to sign just a handful of players each season, but in each of those handfuls is usually one or two world-class signings that have the potential to light up the Premiership. In the past the club sensationally signed Wales winger George North. This year sees the introduction of French number eight powerhouse Louis …

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Alex Corbisiero To Get Involved In MMA

Alex Corbisiero has taken a sabbatical from rugby. When Alex Corbisiero decided to take a sabbatical from rugby, most fans did not expect to see him return for at least another six months. Indeed, many became accustomed to seeing the former Lions prop on our TV screens, using his expertise to analyse scrum infringements. Nevertheless, other than his move into punditry, the 19 …

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A Secret History: The Story Of London Irish

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: London Irish fans wave flags during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Northampton Saints at Madejski Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

“They say they will return again, But they won’t say exactly when…” Those are the closing lines from a song aptly named ‘London Irish’ by The Divine Comedy. With the Reading-based club’s relegation fate all but sealed after losing to Harlequins on Sunday, the Premiership is waving goodbye to one of its most historic clubs. Yet it seems few know …

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Alex Corbisiero Selects An Interesting Looking Lions Pack

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

Competition for places in the Lions squad is already heating up. Although the British and Irish Lions will not tour New Zealand for another 15 months, commentators already have one eye on the potential make up of the squad. It was therefore not at all surprising to read an article published on Sky Sports‘ website, in which Alex Corbisiero selected his …

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Video: Eleven Of The Greatest Prop Tries Ever

NEW PLYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Prop Gethin Jenkins of Wales crashes through the Namibia defence on his way to scoring his team's fifth try during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Wales and Namibia at Stadium Taranaki on September 26, 2011 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

When one thinks of props, one sees gnarled, grizzled and grotesque orcs, with visages ravaged by time and an endless procession of scrums, rucks and mauls. Props are the cornerstones of any pack and are arguably two of the most important positions on the pitch when considering the impact the set-piece can have on any match. Yet the footwork and flair …

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Alex Corbisiero To Take A Year Out

Alex Corbisiero feels mentally drained. England and Lions prop, Alex Corbisiero, has announced that he will take a year long sabbatical at the conclusion of this season. Although the Northampton Saints front row has suffered a catalogue of injuries, Corbisiero has sighted mental fatigue as a reason for wanting a take a break from rugby. He told The Sunday Times, It’s no …

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Alex Corbisiero Ruled Out Of Six Nations

Alex Corbisiero’s time with injuries is set to continue, after it has been announced that the 27 year-old is set to undergo knee surgery in the coming weeks. This comes as a major blow to Eddie Jones, as the Northampton loosehead looks certain to miss the Six Nations. His career has been plagued by injuries up to this point, missing the …

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Watch Will Greenwood Conduct Scrum Analysis

Former Centre, Will Greenwood, gave a scrummaging tutorial on Sky over the weekend. Over the years we have grown accustomed to watching and listening to current or former front rows discuss the techniques involved in scrummaging. Since Sky introduced their interactive screen, the intricate details of how front rows pack down and drive their opponents have become apparent to many not …

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The Gain Line: Florian Fritz & The Duty of Care

In a damning article, Brendan Kelly slams the IRB and demands that the issue of concussion in rugby be dealt with appropriately before it is too late. On Friday night Racing Metro 92 travelled to Stade Toulousain for the barrages round of the Top14. Earlier in the season it looked fairly unlikely that the Parisians would reach this stage but …

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