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Dai Young: “It’s Pretty Much The Irish Team Isn’t It?”

Sean McMahon reports from the RDS A record defeat for Wasps in Europe is going to make it a difficult task for Dai Young to take any positives out of such a thrashing.  Wasps, for all their battling and admirable defence in the opening 40 minutes, shipped six second half tries as they couldn’t hold out the Leinster juggernaut for …

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England Star Elliot Daly Signs New Deal With Wasps

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Elliot Daly of the Lions celebrates after kicking a long range penalty during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps have been given a boost with the news that England and Lions star Elliott Daly has signed a contract extension with the Coventry-based club. A product of the club’s academy, the 24-year-old has made over 150 appearances since making his debut as an 18-year-old against the Exeter Chiefs back in 2010. He has so far scored over 300 points …

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Yet Another Club Has Closed The Door To Signing Leigh Halfpenny

LEDBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Leigh Halfpenny, a Land Rover ambassador, looks on during a day of off road driving with Land Rover at Eastnor Castle on May 3, 2017 in Ledbury, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Land Rover)

Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny is finding that his options are narrowing fast after another club has walked away from the table. A move to Cardiff Blues earlier on in the year fell through due to a disagreement over the length of contract, while his last club Toulon ultimately rescinded their previous offer of a new deal. Subsequently, reports suggested that …

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Williams Calls For Stephen Jones And Danny Wilson To Be Brought In For Wales’ Autumn Internationals

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 21: Cardiff Blues' Head Coach Danny Wilson during the pre match warm up during the Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 4 match between Cardiff Blues and Bristol at Cardiff Arms Park on January 21, 2017 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon King - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Former Wales winger Shane Williams has called for Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones and Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson to be brought into Wales’ set-up for the upcoming autumn internationals. Williams, who starred in three World Cups and is Wales’ all-time leading try scorer, thinks the WRU need to start planning for the future with head coach Warren Gatland stepping …

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Sir Ian McGeechan Picks His Lions XV Dream Team

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 04: Lions' head coach Ian McGeechan celebrates after the Lions victory in the Third Test match between South Africa and the British and Irish Lions at Ellis Park Stadium on July 4, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As someone who coached the Lions on four separate tours (and played on two others), Sir Ian McGeechan is better qualified than most to give his opinion on the best players to don the famous red shirt. The former Scotland international was in charge of the Lions in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009 (as well as coaching the midweek games …

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Wasps Boss Plays Down Cipriani-Sexton Lions Selection Sideshow

Leinster will take on Wasps in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup on April 1st, and ahead of the game Wasps boss Dai Young has played down any Lions selection subplot between out-half Danny Cipriani and his Leinster counterpart Johnny Sexton. The English Premiership side’s director of rugby insists that he has full confidence in Cipriani to park any British …

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Watch: Yann David Sits Kurtley Beale Down With Massive Hand Off

Toulouse centre Yann David enjoyed a busy first-half against Wasps with an industrious display in the Stade Toulousain midfield. Toulouse relied heavily on David to get over the gainline and when he did, he didn’t disappoint, fending off Wasps fullback Kurtley Beale with ease. In a game devoid of many try scoring opportunities int he first-half, David awoke the crowd at …

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Haskell To Sit Out With Concussion While Launchbury Set To Return

James Haskell is to sit out Wasps penultimate Champions Cup clash with Toulouse this weekend after Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young confirmed that Haskell would play no part in Saturday’s game. Haskell, who suffered the first concussion of his career against Leicester last weekend, lasted just 36 seconds in his return to rugby before being forced off the field …

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