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Great Expectations? A Look At England’s Summer Tour

“Hold your noise!” That’s the opening words from one of Dickens’ best-known antagonists:  Magwitch. It’s something that might be worth uttering to the pundits and the fans getting a little carried away with England’s prospects for their summer tour of Australia. After England’s grand slam-winning performances during this year’s Six Nations, built on a solid set-piece forward, a dominant defensive …

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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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Waratahs Boosted By Kurtley Beale Return and Israel Folau’s Switch To Centre

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale of the Waratahs celebrate victory in the Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

NSW Waratahs Coach Daryl Gibson has made some radical changes to his side to take on the Brumbies today with Wallaby duo Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau forming a new look centre partnership. With the Waratahs staring down the possibility of a third successive home defeat, Gibson has made some drastic changes to his misfiring backline with Beale replacing David Horowitz at inside …

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Beale Return Could Help Waratahs Avoid Unwanted Losing Streak

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Kurtley Beale looks on during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park on April 14, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

If ever there was a time the NSW Waratahs could use an X-factor it would be now. The Waratahs sit in eighth spot in the Australasian conference, with two wins from five games and return to the Allianz Stadium looking to avoid becoming the first Waratahs team since 2007 to sustain three successive home defeats. To date, the Waratahs’ only wins this …

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David Pocock Releases Public Apology For Choking Michael Leitch

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: David Pocock of the Brumbies looks dejected after dropping a pass during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at GIO Stadium on April 2, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

David Pocock was suspended for three weeks yesterday, for a choke on Michael Leitch of the Chiefs last weekend. During a maul, Pocock grabbed Leitch by the neck, and despite the Japan international tapping him on the back, appearing to tap out like an MMA fighter, the Australian flanker did not let go for several seconds. You can view the …

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David Pocock Given Three Week Ban For Neck Grab

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: David Pocock of the Brumbies looks dejected after dropping a pass during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at GIO Stadium on April 2, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brumbies and Australia flanker David Pocock has been hit with a three week ban, after he grabbed Michael Leitch by the neck during his side’s 48-23 loss to the Chiefs last weekend. He will miss the next two matches, as the Brumbies have a bye-week in this period. The incident occurred during the 74th minute of the game, as the …

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Footage Of David Pocock’s Vile Neck Grab Emerges

Super Rugby Rd 6 - Brumbies v Chiefs

David Pocock has been cited for holding an opponent by the neck. David Pocock could yet be hit with a lengthy ban, after being cited for grabbing Chiefs number eight, Michael Leitch, by the neck during the Brumbies 48-23 defeat. The incident occurred during the 74th minute of the game, as the Chiefs looked to maul the Brumbies down field. …

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Australian Superstar Cited For Foul Play

Brumbies flanker and Australian saviour David Pocock, has been cited for dangerous play during his side’s shattering loss at home to the Chiefs earlier on Saturday. The Chiefs completely dominated Pocock’s men leading to hostilities between the two teams. The incident took place in the 74th minute of the match when tensions were at their highest and the openside flanker’s …

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Exclusive: Former Munster Coach In The Running To Become Director Of Rugby

Munster’s search for a new Director of Rugby appears to be narrowing. Although Munster fans had hoped that Conor O’Shea would become the province’s new Director of Rugby, any such thoughts were quickly dashed when it was announced that the Harlequins coach would become the next Italian boss. Indeed, Munster’s list of potential candidates seems to have shortened, after Fox News in Australia also stressed …

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David Pocock Extends Contract With Australian Rugby Union

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: David Pocock of the Wallabies looks on with a cut left eye during The Rugby Championship match between the Australia Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

David Pocock has given Australian rugby a major boost today, after it has been confirmed that he extended his contract with the Brumbies and Australia until after the 2019 World Cup. However, there is a clause in his contract allowing him to take a sabbatical in 2017 “to further his studies”, but will return in 2018. The 27 year-old spoke …

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Rugby’s Ten Highest Earning Players

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

Wasps are set to make David Pocock rugby’s highest paid player. When news of Wasps offer for David Pocock broke last night, many of us were caught by surprise. After all, the Wallaby flanker had turned down big money moves to the Top 14 earlier this year. It was therefore expected that Pocock would sign a new deal with the …

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Massive Update On David Pocock Transfer Story

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

David Pocock has reportedly received an offer from Wasps. Last night The Telegraph reported that Wasps had launched an audacious bid to lure David Pocock to the Ricoh Arena this summer. Encouraged by Pocock’s desire to take a one year sabbatical, Wasps have reportedly offered the open side an annual salary of £1.4 million, a sum that would see him …

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Video: Matt Giteau’s Top Ten Tries Of All Time

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Matt Giteau of Australia goes over to score their third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Yes, we know the Six Nations championship is starting this week, and Matt Giteau has nothing to do with it. But the Australian out-half/centre is one of the most skillful playmakers to grace a rugby field in the professional era, so there is never a bad time to celebrate his genius, right? Giteau is one of those players who can …

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Changes To The Laws Governing The Maul To Be Enforced

The Rugby Championship - New Zealand v Australia

Referees will enforce new laws governing the maul. Although World Rugby introduced changes to the laws governing the maul last June, it would seem that referees have been liberal in their implementation. The change was supposed to see the ripper, the player who takes the ball from the initial carrier in a maul, remain attached to the ball carrier, in order to …

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