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Paddy Butler Tells Us How France Have Evolved Their Game Under Guy Noves And Who Ireland Need To Target This Weekend

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

Despite playing two games so far in the Six Nations Championship, France remain somewhat of an unknown quantity. Although they suffered defeat in Twickenham on the opening weekend of the tournament, Guy Noves and his players will have taken a great deal of confidence from their performance against England. Nevertheless, while the French players celebrated their win over Scotland, the adventure …

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Ian Madigan Heading For Premiership Side When He Leaves Bordeaux [Report]

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Ian Madigan

It has been widely reported that Bordeaux Bégles outhalf Ian Madigan is looking to leave the Top 14 side one year before his contract is due to expire. The former Leinster number ten made the move to France last year due to strong competition from international teammate Johnny Sexton, but has been encountering similar problems at the Stade Chaban-Delmas with Lionel Beauxis. …

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Australian Winger Being Lined Up To Replace Zane Kirchner At Leinster

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

After missing out on Israel Dagg, according to the Irish Independent, Leinster are now chasing 116 times capped Australian international, Adam Ashley-Cooper. The winger is set to be released by Bordeaux Begles once his contract expires next summer and has also been linked with moved to London Irish and Japanese side Kintetsu. Following his move to Bordeaux Begles after the 2015 World Cup, …

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Watch: Delon Armitage Handed Two Week Ban For Hand Off During Top 14 Encounter

Fans, referees, and players have yet to get fully acquainted with World Rugby’s latest tackle directives. The game between the Exeter Chiefs and Saracens last weekend saw Richard Barrington sent off for a high tackle on Geoff Parling, a red card that was subsequently rescinded, as Brad Barritt’s initial challenge sent the England lock falling in the direction of the prop’s …

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Cardiff Blues Targeting Ulster Second Row In What Would Be A Significant Transfer Coup

Ulster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Despite the optimism that existed in Ulster following the signings of Charles Piutau and Marcell Coetzee last summer, their season has so far not gone to plan. Although the Irish province can still qualify from their European Rugby Champions Cup pool, they must attain at least nine points from their remaining two games against the Exeter Chiefs and Bordeaux Begles to …

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Yet Another Australian Winger Could Be On His Way To France

Australia v Argentina

At the moment there are eight Wallaby wingers contracted to Top 14 clubs. Although the likes of Drew Mitchell remain eligible to play for Australia having earned in excess of 60 international caps, others such as Joe Tomane have put their international careers on hold while they play in France. This creates a problem for Michael Cheika and Australia, who have …

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Watch: Delon Armitage Sin Binned For Hand Off During Top 14 Encounter

Given the amount of concern that currently exists over concussion in rugby, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise to see World Rugby introduce new laws in an effort to minimise the risks faced by players. However, the game’s governing body has been criticised in some quarters for restricting aerial duels and forcing referees to base their decision on …

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Ranking Europe’s Top 10 Club Sides After This Weekend’s Action

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

What a weekend it’s been for the Pro12. For so long the cross border competition was derided by many as being a “development league”, but the Celtic nations hit back at their detractors with a series of big wins. Leinster set the tone on Friday night, dismissing a Northampton Saints side that lost it’s discipline and shape. Ulster then saw off …

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Ranking Europe’s Top Ten Clubs Ahead Of The Latest Round Of Champions Cup Fixtures

Racing 92 v Saracens - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

This season the European Rugby Champions Cup is arguably at it’s most competitive since the competition came into being in 2014. Although the tournament has been dominated by Premiership and Top 14 clubs, this season the Pro12 sides have started to close the gap. Glasgow’s dominant win over the Leicester Tigers on the tournament’s opening night set the tone, and the …

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European Rugby Champions Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Michael Rhodes of Saracens is congratulated after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on October 22, 2016 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Twenty European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20 team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Information has been gathered via http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/pools/index.php European …

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Ian Madigan Could Be About To Extend His Stay In Bordeaux

Ireland v Romania - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Ian Madigan joined Bordeaux Begles last summer. Despite putting his international career at risk, Ian Madigan took the decision to leave Ireland and join Bordeaux Begles last summer. Although the former Leinster playmaker was regarded as being Ireland’s second choice fly-half, Madigan immediately paid the price for moving to France, falling behind Paddy Jackson in Joe Schmidt’s pecking order during …

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Watch: Ian Madigan’s Monster 40 Meter Drop Goal Against Montpellier

Ireland v Romania - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Ian Madigan had been making an impact for Bordeaux Begles this season. Although many Irish rugby fans admired Ian Madigan’s creativity, some questioned his ability to control tight games at key junctures. Indeed, Madigan’s imagination stands in contrast to the often conservative strategy Ireland have adopted in recent years. It was therefore strange when it was announced that he would …

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List Of Completed Top 14 Transfers On The Eve Of The New Season

ASM Clermont Auvergne v RC Toulon - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

The Top 14 has once again flexed it’s financial muscle this summer. For a number of years now, officials from the French Rugby Federation have been fighting a losing battle against the Top 14’s governing body, the Ligue Nationale de Rugby. On one hand exists an organisation determined to keep the French national team competitive, and on the other, one that …

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