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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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Watch Francois Louw’s Unbelievable Offload To Set Bryan Habana Free

Scotland v South Africa - International Match

Francois Louw demonstrated his amazing handling skills against Argentina. Although the Springboks may have played some conservative rugby against Argentina, Francois Louw showed brilliant handling skills that allowed Bryan Habana touch down in the 45th minute. Despite being known for his barnstorming runs and no nonsense defence, the big flanker set his team mate free by playing an offload Sonny Bill Williams …

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Opinion: New Zealand’s Dominance Over Australia Puts England’s Series Win In Perspective

Even though Eddie Jones’ England impressed the global rugby community with a comprehensive 3-0 series victory over the Wallabies, New Zealand’s search for perfection in both and attack and defence against Australia in Sydney shows no one in the world comes close to them. For those Red Rose supporters getting a little carried away after their side won a trio of …

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Rugby Championship Combined XV

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

The Rugby Championship will kick off this weekend. Following their domination of the 2015 World Cup, the southern hemisphere’s elite international sides are set to do battle over the coming weeks in the Rugby Championship. However, the rugby landscape has changed a great deal since each of the World Cup’s semi final slots were filled by Argentina, Australia, New Zealand …

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Predict How The Rugby Championship Table Will Look At The End Of The 2016 Campaign

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

This season’s rugby championship promises to be very interesting. In the aftermath of the 2015 World Cup, commentators ceaselessly argued that the southern hemisphere nations had opened a substantial gap over their rivals north of the equator. However, despite the doom and gloom being preached at the time, since then England whitewashed Australia and an under strength Ireland came close …

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Exclusive – Scotland’s Stuart McInally and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne: ‘We’re Looking To Get One Back On Australia’

Scotland hooker Stuart McInally and scrum-half Sam Hildago-Clyne spoke to us about their thoughts on the summer tour to Japan, promoting rugby at grassroots level, the upcoming November Tests and Scotland’s progress made under head coach Vern Cotter. The two players had spent the day at Glenrothes RFC to help out young players from all ages and offer them some …

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Springboks Suffer Massive Injury Setback Ahead Of Rugby Championship

South Africa v Wales - Quarter-Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

South Africa will be without one of their key players. South Africa will have to do without Duane Vermeulen for their opening Rugby Championship fixture against Argentina next weekend. The big number eight injured his knee during Toulon’s pre-season friendly against Toulouse on Friday night. Vermeulen underwent an MRI scan after the game, and is scheduled to have surgery next week. …

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Lionel Messi Set For Argentina U-Turn Six Weeks After Retiring [Report]

When the exceptional Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football at the age of 29, the sporting world mourned the loss of one of the most gifted players of his generation – at least from the international stage. The upcoming World Cup in Russia 2018 would have been a poorer tournament without the Barcelona player, provided his country qualified. However, The …

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A List Of Premier League-Based Players Going To The Olympic Games

COBHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31: John Mikel Obi of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on July 31, 2015 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Olympic Games begin in Rio this week, with a number of Premier League players making the journey to Brazil as the football tournament kicks off this Thursday. As the competition is generally limited to players under the age of 23 (with every competing country getting as many as three over-age exceptions), the squads tend to look radically different to those …

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Just The Stats: Against The Lions XV

Having analysed the best and most consistent players for the Lions using nothing but statistics, we have put together teams based on those individuals who have faced the Lions. It includes players from the big three (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa), but also some Fijian and Argentinian names crop up. We will start with the ‘Winners XV’, which is made …

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New Zealand’s Greatest XV

As part of a series of articles on the best sides from each nation, we turn our attentions next to the greatest players to have ever played for New Zealand’s revered All Blacks. Rather than simply producing a subjective team list based on one person’s opinions, we will go through several statistically-based sides to help you decide on your ultimate …

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Argentinian Player Has Finger Bitten Off During A Vicious Ruck Time Attack

Argentinian rugby has always been aggressive, no quarter is asked or given as players revel in the the physical exchanges. However, on occasion, aggression gives way to viciousness. Earlier this season, Pucara prop, Cipriano Martinez, received a 1,508 week ban after being found guilty of kicking a defenceless opponent in the head while he lay on the ground. Although the incident occurred during a regional match, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi – An Unfair Battle

Before you stop reading this article, it’s not another arbitrary comparison of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I’m not going to give you my opinion on who I think is the better footballer. Comparing two of the greatest footballers of all time is a bit like higher level maths at this stage; boring, worn-out and you’re never going to get …

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