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Ireland 7s Lose Out To Both Canada & Fiji In Paris 7s

Ireland came up short against both Canada and Fiji in today’s Paris 7s quarter-final and fifth-place semi-final matchups in the Stade Jean-Bouin. It was an unfortunate pair of losses for the Irish 7s today as they succumbed to crushing defeats at the hands of both Canada and Fiji by a pair of scorelines reading 19-5 and 38-5. Stade Jean-Bouin was …

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Joint 2026 World Cup Bid From US, Mexico And Canada


Despite the current divide that exists between America and Mexico, the two nations are coming together along with Canada in the hope that they can host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Could this be yet another example where sport, football in this case, can bring people together. It has the power to unite people with contrasting views in this era …

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Fighter Of The Week: Georges St-Pierre

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter of the Week, we take a closer look at the man who many consider to be among the greatest to ever compete in mixed martial arts, the Canadian superstar, Georges St-Pierre. What exactly is it that makes the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as remarkably good as he is? For years, we watched in awe as …

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The MMA World Reacts To The Return Of Georges St-Pierre

Today saw the announcement that the legendary Georges St-Pierre will make his return to professional competition this year as he faces off against Michael Bisping for the UFC’s middleweight title. This will be a day that will be remembered for a long time in the history of MMA. UFC President Dana White appeared on ESPN’s SportCenter with the promise of …

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The Ultimate ‘Rest Of The World’ International Rugby XV

Forget about the tier one nations of the rugby world, let’s focus on the rest of the planet. Ignoring all the major nations of the globe we have put together a star-studded ‘Rest of the World’ XV. 1) Masataka Mikama, Japan The Japanese loosehead has played 33 tests and won 25 of them – an impressive record for a tier …

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Pundit Arena’s Rugby Wishlist For 2017

With 2016 quickly coming to a close and after a fantastic 12 months of international rugby, we look back at the year in full and make five wishes for 2017. 5) A return to rugby’s traditional values The sport has always prided itself on its moral compass, treasuring such values as honesty and integrity. However, in recent years professionalism has …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s 52-21 Win Over Canada

After the high of the previous week, Ireland came crashing back down to earth during a full blooded first half in Dublin. Although Ireland raced into a 14 point lead, the Canadians came back into the game, leveling through a DTH van der Merwe try and a mauled effort. Joe Schmidt’s side soon regained the momentum with a try from …

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5 Irish Players With The Biggest Points To Prove Against Canada

France v Ireland - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Competition for places in the Irish team has intensified in recent weeks. This time last year if somebody argued that Ireland would beat New Zealand without Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Iain Henderson, they would have been met with derision. However that is exactly what came to pass in Chicago last week. Although the All Blacks had themselves suffered a number of …

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Joe Schmidt Names Completely New Starting XV For Canada Test

Joe Schmidt has taken the opportunity to rest the players involved in Ireland’s win over New Zealand. Following on from Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand, Joe Schmidt as made a total of 15 changes to the side that took to the field in Chicago. Given the intensity of last week’s clash and the fact that Ireland still have to …

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Joe Schmidt Poised To Make 15 Changes To The Team That Beat New Zealand

According to both the Irish Times and Irish Independent, Joe Schmidt will name an entirely changed starting XV to the team that beat the All Blacks in Chicago last weekend. In all, six players are set to make their debuts, including Gary Ringrose, Billy Holland, Niyi Adeolokun, James Tracy, Dan Leavy and John Ryan. For Holland to make his debut at 31 years of age, …

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Ireland Hit With Injury Blow Ahead Of All Black Test

Joe Schmidt will have to make alterations to his line-up. Just when it was thought that Ireland would be about to embark on an international series without any major injury concerns, this morning The Belfast Telegraph reported that Iain Henderson will miss Ireland’s first test against New Zealand on 5 November. The big Ulster player who can play in either …

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Former Second Row Jamie Cudmore Set To Sue Clermont

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Clement player Jamie Cudmore in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Jamie Cudmore will go down in the history of rugby football as a real cult hero. The former Canadian lock was a talisman for Clermont and Canada throughout a glittered career, and is now playing with Oyonnax. The 6ft 6in 38-year-old was playing against Saracens for the French side in the European Cup, and was called ashore due to a …

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