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Assessing Ireland’s Midfield Options For Scotland Showdown

Relatively speaking, injuries have been kind to Ireland thus far in the Six Nations Championship. That is of course if you’re not counting the midfield. Joe Schmidt prepares for the Scotland showdown short on centres, with Robbie Henshaw and Chris Farrell ruled out. Therefore, Ireland will be forced to shake things up in the midfield as they aim to take …

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An Alternative Uncapped England Backline For Eddie Jones To Consider

Following the Argentina tour and the relative success of England u-20s in Georgia it seems youth could play an increasingly important part to Eddie Jones regime. This could mean we see the blooding of a number of new names when the autumn internationals roll around. ______ 9. Ben Spencer (Saracens) The Saracens scrum-half has for a long time now been …

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Star Studded Bristol Imports Heading For The Championship

European Rugby Champions Round 6, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 21/1/2017 Ulster vs Bordeaux-Begles Bordeaux-Begles' Ian Madigan

Bristol have had a terrible season and after their heavy 32-14 loss to Gloucester on Friday night they look condemned to the Championship. Despite the awful form, they have not struggled in attracting some star names to join the ranks at Ashton Gate including current Connacht coach Pat Lam. All Black Steven Luatua is one such name, the blindside flanker …

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Bath Sign Australia International Centre Ben Tapuai

Bath BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Ben Tapuai of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Bath Rugby have signed Australia international centre Ben Tapuai from Western Force. The 27 year-old has amassed seven caps for the Wallabies, and will join up with the Premiership outfit in the coming weeks. Primarily an inside centre, Tapuai can also play at 13, and is an all-round footballer. Speaking to the Bath official website, he outlined his excitement at the …

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West Ham And Liverpool Battle For Signature Of Barcelona Star

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Manager Slaven Bilic of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at the Boleyn Ground, May 7, 2016, London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

West Ham United are keen on bolstering their squad this summer, following a promising season last year. The Hammers now enter a new era in the Olympic Stadium, as Slaven Bilic looks to bring them on to the next level. The Londoners have been linked with several big names, and today a report in Sport Witness suggests that they are …

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England Hit With Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Summer Tests

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 17: Eddie Jones, the England head coach faces the media during the England media session held at Brighton College on May 17, 2016 in Brighton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones has been dealt a major blow today, with Manu Tuilagi being ruled out of Sunday’s tie with Wales as well as next month’s tour of Australia. The Leicester centre suffered the hamstring injury during Leicester’s defeat to Saracens in the semi-final of the Premiership on Saturday, and following a scan, it was advised that Tuilagi would …

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Picture: Racing 92 Star Shares Photo Of Gruesome Nose Injury

Alexandre Dumoulin Racing

Racing 92 recorded an historic victory over French rivals Toulon yesterday afternoon. The Paris outfit knocked Toulon out of the European Champions Cup, thus ending Bernard Laporte and Co.’s quest for a fourth consecutive crown. Racing and France centre Alexandre Dumoulin was forced from the field in just the 11th minute of the quarter-final, after slicing his nose open when …

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Munster Hijack Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Massive Irish rugby news is emerging this morning, as Munster have hijacked Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster. The Connacht and Ireland centre was due to move east next season, but we can confirm this morning that the southern province are now set to announce the signature of the highly rated 22 year-old. This comes as a major blow to the Dublin 4 …

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Eddie Jones To Give Shock England Call-Up To Ben Te’o

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: Ben Te'o of the Rabbitohs celebrates winning the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones can do no wrong, after guiding the Red Rose to their first Grand Slam since 2003. The head coach now turns his attention to June’s tour of Australia, and there are several players who could enter the squad despite not featuring in the Six Nations, with many hoping that Henry Slade will get a place. …

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Exclusive: Mike Catt Feels The Best Is Yet To Come From England

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Catt, the England skills coach faces the media during the England media session at Pennyhill Park on September 29, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Pundit Arena spoke exclusively with Mike Catt about England’s Six Nations triumph. The 44 year-old won 75 caps for the Red Rose over the course of his career, and knows what it takes to win the Six Nations. _____ England captured the championship title last weekend, and now travel to Paris. Should they overcome France, they will win the Grand …

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Opinion: Robbie Henshaw Is Wasted At Inside Centre

Ireland travel to Twickenham this afternoon hampered with injury, and perhaps a lack of established leaders. This is a game that will define Ireland’s season. A win would mean they march on to their last two games with an impetus, and an outside chance of being in the mix. A loss would bring further negativity. In his second season in …

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