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Lions And Blues Player Ratings – From A Kiwi Perspective

during the match between the Auckland Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

An epic battle on Wednesday was decided by a brilliant second-half try by substitute Ihaia West, which gave the Blues a deserved 22-16 over the Lions at Eden Park. The Lions forward pack were strong and several All Black contenders made huge impressions. So how did the players rate? ________ British And Irish Lions 15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) 6 Solid …

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Toulouse Confirm Signing Of Monster 127kg All Black Front Row Forward

Scotland v New Zealand - International Match

Following a successful 2016, the New Zealand Rugby Union will anxiously be looking ahead to 2017, as they try and keep some of their most talented players out of the clutches of European clubs. Already there have been reports connecting Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Aaron Cruden and Malakai Fekitoa with moves to the northern hemisphere, as Europe’s leading clubs look to bolster their squads …

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Reports Suggest Toulouse Have Signed Monster All Black Tighthead

Saracens v Toulouse - European Rugby Champions Cup

Toulouse have moved to replace Census Johnson. Although Toulouse once again find themselves contesting the Play off phase of the Top 14, they are no longer the kingpins of French rugby. Despite possessing the largest budget in French rugby, in excess of €30 million according to Rugbyrama, the four time European Champions have struggled to compete with Toulon, Clermont and …

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Watch 130 Kg Charlie Faumuina Rattle Johnny McNicholl With A Monster Hit

Charlie Faumuina floored the Crusaders winger this morning. Although Charlie Faumuina is built like a massive prop forward, you shouldn’t let his size fool you. Despite weighing 130 Kg, Faumuina has the hands of a centre, and can step around even the quickest of defenders. Consequently, when Steve Hansen unleashes the big tight head from the bench during the final quarter of test matches …

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Five Massive Southern Hemisphere Stars Who Could Yet Join European Clubs

European clubs have been busy signing some Super Rugby’s biggest names. With the northern hemisphere season drawing to a close, European clubs are already building their squads ahead of the start of the 2016/17 season. In recent weeks we have seen Kurtely Beale, Liam Gill and  Marcell Coetzee join Wasps, Toulon and Ulster respectively. Not only that, but a number …

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Two Top 14 Clubs Battling To Sign Charlie Faumuina

New Zealand v Argentina - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

Charlie Faumuina is attracting a good deal of interest. Although Charlie Faumuina’s contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union is not set to expire until the end of the 2017/18 season, two Top 14 clubs are already battling it out to sign the monster tighthead. Given Faumuina’s size and power, he is ideally suited to the Top 14, consequently it comes …

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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Experienced All Blacks Named For Rugby World Cup Title Defence

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The big movers and shakers of the team see experienced players Israel Dagg, Jeremy Thrush, Lima Sopoaga and Cory Jane miss out, with Steve Hansen and co. preferring the exuberance of Nehe Milner-Skudder, Victor Vito and Waisaki Nahalo to light up their already …

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