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Watch: Two Players Sent Off After Only Two Minutes As Mass Brawl Erupts During French Pro D2 Game

Although French rugby may be traditionally associated with flair, creativity, and imaginative fly-halves, the domestic game in the country has always harboured a dark side. Even today, eye gouging is a common occurrence in the lower leagues, while players have also had to endure their testicles being painfully pulled at the bottom of rucks. In addition, fracas, large-scale brawls and fist fights …

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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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International Rugby: The Pacific Islands’ Winners XV

In rugby we’re fortunate enough to have three great sporting nations in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, but what would a team made up of their most successful players look like? What the Pacific Islanders may sometimes lack in structure, they more than make up for in flair and physicality, and some of the most enthralling games in the sport have …

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Watch: PRO Rugby – Ngwenya Scores Wonderful Try For San Diego

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Takudzwa Ngwenya (C) of the United States sings the national anthem with team mates during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and USA at Brighton Community Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Best known for his scorching of Bryan Habana at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Takudzwa Ngwenya has some serious pace to burn. Now the 30-year-old USA Eagles winger is scoring some beautiful tries for San Diego in the PRO Rugby competition. Formerly of Top 14 side Biarritz since 2007, Ngwenya is spending one season in the USA’s first professional rugby …

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The Greatest Club Rivalries In World Rugby

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: A mass brawl breaks out between the two sides during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground on September 14, 2013 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

We are on the eve of one of the greatest rivalries in club rugby. Tomorrow, the Glass House (The Forsyth Barr Stadium) in Dunedin will host the match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders; one of the biggest clashes in rugby. So this is the perfect time to look at some of the biggest rivalries in non-test rugby. Highlanders vs …

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International Rugby: The World’s Youngest XV

As a companion piece to the ‘The World’s Oldest XV‘ article, we take a look at the players who made their debuts in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 or Super Rugby competitions at a very young age, with many of the players going on to become household names in the world of rugby. There are some notable names …

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Watch: Mass Brawl Breaks Out Between Both Sets Of Players And Fans In France

The game between Biarritz and Béziers descended into chaos. Over the years we have all seen fights break out at games, however few have us have ever seen them escalate to such an extent that the crowd became involved. Nevertheless, that is exactly what happened at an underage fixture between Biarritz and Béziers in France. Although the regional newspaper carrying the news did not …

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Munster Attempt To Rebuild Connection With Supporters

Munster v Ulster - Heineken Cup Quarter Final

Munster fans have been openly critical of the province this season. Later this year Munster will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their famous Heineken Cup triumph against Biarritz. Not only is that game remembered for Peter Stringer’s try, but for the the atmosphere in Millennium Stadium, and on O’Connell Street, where thousands of people watched the game on big screens. …

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The Premiership’s Cross-Atlantic Folly

HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 12: Sean Maitland #15 of London Irish carries the ball in the first half against Saracens during the Aviva Premiership match on March 12, 2016 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Last night Saracens defeated London Irish 26-16 in a half full Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The match was a bid to grow rugby in the United States, but is it really worth the effort? The Americas is the ground where rugby can really grow still and the Premiership sides tried their best. But in a Six Nations weekend, they would …

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Video: Brawl Breaks Out Just 35 Seconds Into French Club Game

It seems that there is a brawl in France every week these days. Former French giants Biarritz are currently playing in the second tier, ProD2. This weekend, they were facing Bayonnais, who are renowned for their tough style. It was clear that there were tensions in the match, and it didn’t take too long for those to spill over, as …

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Serge Blanco Resigns as President of Biarritz

The legendary figurehead of Biarritz, Serge Blanco, has stepped down as President of the club. Serge Blanco resigned as President of Biarritz after failing to gain a two thirds majority to bring about a merger with Basque rivals Bayonne. Although negotiations have been ongoing for some time, they have often been heated, as sections of supporters from both clubs opposed the …

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Eddie O’Sullivan & Biarritz: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

The news that Eddie O’Sullivan has taken over as head coach of Biarritz was met with shock in Irish rugby circles. Less than 24 hours before the announcement, O’Sullivan seemed set to finally return to the Irish scene as a backs coach at Munster, but ultimately the offer of the top gig at one of France’s most famous clubs proved …

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