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Sale Sharks Announce New Signing With Dramatic Promo Video

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Brian Mujati in a unconventional way. Most sides hold press conferences to announce their new signings. The cameras roll, journalists ask questions and the new player usually says he is delighted to have signed for the club, it was his life time ambition etc etc. However Sale Sharks have disregarded tradition and unveiled …

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Premiership Clubs Who Breached Salary Cap Set To Go Unpunished

Aviva Premiership clubs who breached the league’s salary cap regulations will not be sanctioned. The Rugby Paper have reported that an investigation into breaches of the Premiership’s salary cap will be brushed under the carpet. Bath and Saracens will be the main beneficiaries of the Premier Rugby’s decision not to pursue culpable clubs, as both sides have been under investigation since last December. …

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GIF: Sale’s Mackenzie Scores Lightning-Quick Breakaway Try vs Samoa

Although his try wasn’t enough for Canada to win their Pacific Nations Cup game against Samoa, Phil Mackenzie will still be pleased with his try in the 75th minute, which put Canada in the ascendancy.  Mackenzie was the architect of his own brilliance, as he created and scored the try. After anticipating a bouncing ball perfectly on the sideline, the 28-year-old managed …

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Is the Top 14 Set to Dwarf its Northern Hemisphere Rivals

The spending power of Top 14 clubs could see them dominate Europe for years to come This year Toulon won their third consecutive European Cup. Although they remain behind Toulouse in terms of the number of titles won, no team has dominated European rugby in the manner which Toulon have. Toulon are not the only club flexing their financial muscles. Fuelled …

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Was This Anthony Allen’s Best Try

Leicester centre, Anthony Allen, was forced to retire last week at the age of 28 Allen began his professional career at Gloucester, where he made 91 appearances. His form during 2006 earned Allen an England call up, making his debut in November of that year against New Zealand. In 2009 Allen moved to Leicester, partnering Manu Tuilagi in midfield. While he was …

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Munster Will Be Watching Saturday’s Top 14 Final With Interest

Munster will be keeping an eye on this weekend’s Top 14 final with a view to the seeding of next season’s Champions Cup. The creation of the European Rugby Champions Cup last season, reduced the number of pools from six to five, of four teams. While this reduction was designed to increase competitiveness, it has left messy consequences. Although each of the …

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How To Absolutely Dominate A Tackle, By Jacques Burger

Now that is how you win a tackle and crush the will power of the man you just took down, well done to you Jacques Burger Were  Pisi a lesser man, that tackle may have ripped him in two. A huge hit from Jacques Bruger yesterday indeed. The piledriver of a tackle came during Saracen’s 29-24 victory over Northampton Saints …

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Aviva Premiership Player of the Year Shortlist Announced

The Aviva Premiership Rugby Player of the Year shortlist has been announced, and the future is bright for English rugby fans. The five man shortlist includes: Elliot Daly – Wasps George Ford – Bath Rugby Nathan Hughes – Wasps Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby Billy Vunipola – Saracens The Fijian-bron Hughes is eligible to play for England, and is just 23. Apart from …

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VIDEO: London Welsh’s Hala’ufia Absolutely Nails Streaker

Note to self, do not streak in the vicinity of Chris Hala’ufia.  During the Aviva Premiership game between the Leicester Tigers and London Welsh, some silly so and so decided he was going to go for a little jog in the nip and ruin everyone’s fun… Or make everyone’s day, depending on what floats your boat. Chris Hala’ufia decided the …

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Aviva Premiership: Rating The Irishmen Abroad

Ozer McMahon discusses the performances of Ireland’s exiles in the Aviva Premiership, as the contingent continues to expand. With all four Irish provinces in action on Friday and while Joe Schmidt’s eyes were firmly fixed on developments at The Sportsground in Galway it’s easy forget about Ireland’s ever growing foreign contingent. Indeed there was a time Irish players plying their …

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Ten Bold Predictions For The Upcoming Rugby Season

The new rugby season is just around the corner and Jonathan Abbott is here to give us his ten predictions for the 2014/15 campaign. Be gentle. 1. South Africa Win Rugby Championship At the time of writing, this predication may seem off judging by their two below-par performances against the Pumas. However, this writer believes South Africa are the team …

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Aviva Premiership & RaboDirect Pro12 Near Conclusion

For another year the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 leagues arrive at the final round of games. Dominic Evans previews the conclusion of the rugby season. Aviva Premiership The Aviva Premiership is the first to conclude this Saturday. All games kick-off at 15:15. The bottom half of the table is finalised. After a woeful season Worcester Warriors were relegated …

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