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Matching Pro 12 Sides To Their Super Rugby Equivalents

Munster Chiefs Pro 12

The Pro 12 is back in full swing this week after a European break, with all attention turning to who will qualify for the playoffs. Super rugby is now 6 rounds in and with the first British and Irish Lions game less than two months interested has never been hotter. Which begs the question: which Pro 12 side matches a …

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The England Team Eddie Jones Should Pick To Face Wales

With England struggling against a resilient and highly impressive French outfit, but with the home side’s replacements making the difference to see the men in white take the victory, coach Eddie Jones has some very difficult selection decisions to make before next week’s game against Wales in Cardiff. We put together the side that we think Jones should consider for …

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Premiership: Three Signings That Could Happen In January

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 26: Finn Russell of Glasgow kicks a conversion during the Guinness Pro 12 match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We have already seen three very big Premiership transfers at this early stage in January. Saracens secured a move for Liam Williams, Sam Underhill has joined Bath and, most recently, Matt Kvesic has secured a move to Exeter. Here are three more moves we could see materialise over the coming weeks. ________ Finn Russell (Glasgow to Bath) The Scotland fly-half, …

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Predicting The European Challenge Cup Quarter Final Line Up

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A close-up of the European Rugby Challenge Cup trophy and official ball during the 2014/15 European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup Tournament Launch at The Twickenham Stoop on October 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

With our predicted Champions Cup quarter final line-up complete, we now turn to the contenders for the quarter final places in Europe’s second tier competition, the Challenge Cup. Pro12 toppers Ospreys have all-but sealed their place, and are likely to top the seeds despite being in one of the more difficult groups. Scoring 31 tries in four matches is evidence …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About England Rugby

Think you know everything about England and English rugby? Think again. We take you through ten facts about the national team that might just surprise you. 10) Owen Farrell has scored more points against New Zealand than any other player In four matches he has scored a total of 55 points against the All Blacks, with five conversions, 14 penalties …

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Ryan Giggs Linked With Possible ‘Soon-To-Be’ Premier League Managerial Vacancy

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Giggs, assistant manager of Manchester United, leaves the pitch after the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on December 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Having been disregarded by José Mourinho at Manchester United and waiting in the wings for a chance to prove himself as a manager in his own right, reports suggest Ryan Giggs could soon get that opportunity even sooner than he expected. The Telegraph are reporting that Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin is “a dead man walking” and believes that it is only a matter …

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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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Wales Captain Sam Warburton Donates Kit To Charity Shop

If being one of the best forwards in world rugby, Wales and Lions captain and a Grand Slam and Lions tour series winner wasn’t enough, it turns out Sam Warburton is a genuinely decent bloke as well. Head down to @tenovuscancer Rhiwbina from tomorrow for @cardiff_blues and @WelshRugbyUnion kit from RWC 15 and 6N! pic.twitter.com/RFaxCaNSaG — Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) July …

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England v Wales: Eddie Jones Must Weigh Up His Centre Options Quickly

With Manu Tuilagi out of England’s one-off Test against Wales on 29th May, Owen Farrell starting for Saracens and Henry Slade preoccupied with Exeter in the Premiership final the day before, the chance for another player to come forward and persuade Eddie Jones that he should wear the 12 shirt has suddenly arisen. Eddie Jones named both Luther Burrell and …

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The ‘Globetrotters’ XV: A Team Of Well-Travelled Rugby Players

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Ma'a Nonu of the New Zealand All Blacks goes to ground after a tackle during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Namibia at the Olympic Stadium on September 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones recently talked of English coaches needing to work abroad to gain experience in other environments, but what about players? Here are a team of the individuals who took rugby globetrotting to a new level. _____ 1. Soane Tongaʻuiha As is the case with Tonga’uiha on the rugby pitch, he cannot stand still. In his career so far he has …

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Six Nations: Disciplined England Hooker Hartley Proves Critics Wrong

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Dylan Hartley, the England captain looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on February 23, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

240 minutes. That’s how many minutes Dylan Hartley has played for England this Six Nations and the number of minutes he was gone without a yellow card or even a penalty. Ever since rumours started spreading about the prospect of Eddie Jones selecting the formerly ill-disciplined Hartley to take over the captaincy, the media and many fans have been repeatedly …

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Sir Gareth Edwards: The Nonpareil Player

British Lions scrum half Gareth Edwards starts the movement which ended with loose forward Peter Dixon going over for a try, 20th August 1971. Wayne Cottrell of the All Blacks slows Edwards, with Alex Wyllie (rear) and Ian Kirkpatrick also racing in on the action. Lions flanker John Taylor backs up. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Sir Gareth Edwards is often described as the greatest player that has ever graced a rugby pitch. But what was so magical about this one man? As a youngster I would ask my rugby-obsessed father, “Dad, who is the best rugby player ever?” His response was instantaneous: “Gareth Edwards.” This seemed a strange response to me, firstly because both my …

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Police Launch Blistering Attack On Rugby Fans ‘Who Think They Can Behave Any Way They Like’

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

Police shatter the image of well behaved rugby fans. Rugby fans have always been quick to highlight the differences between themselves and football supporters, underlining the respect they demonstrate both in the stands and in the bars before and after games. However it seems that the behaviour of fans outside stadiums is been brought into question by police in Cardiff, who criticised …

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Opinion: We Saw Some Actual Rugby On Saturday

<> at Principality Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.

After last weekend’s woeful displays in the Six Nations we saw some actual rugby being played yesterday. The highlight on paper was France vs Ireland, but the true highlight of the day, and possibly of the weekend, was Wales vs Scotland. We always knew Wales and Scotland could fling the ball wide and play with abandon, but they showed us …

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The Millennium Stadium Is No More

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is set to undergo a name change. One of rugby’s most iconic grounds is set to undergo a name change, with the Millennium Stadium to become known as the Principality Stadium at the turn of the year. The name change is part of a ten year naming rights agreement with the Principality Building Society and will see Wales’ game with Scotland …

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Video: Irish Fans’ Trip To Cardiff Looked Like Great Fun

Yes, Ireland did not reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, and the wait goes on for four more years at least for the Boys in Green, but that did not prevent the thousands of supporters from having a great time on their travels. Joe’s Army crossed the Irish sea in their numbers to shout for their country in five games …

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