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Ken Owens Sees Yellow For Dangerous Flip On Fiji Player

Ken Owens

At halftime, Wales lead Fiji 14-10 in a highly entertaining Pool D clash at the Oita Stadium.  The Pacific Islanders raced into a 10-0 lead thanks to some typically incredible tries from Josua Tuisova and Kini Murimurivalu. 04: TRY Fiji! What a sensational finish from Josua Tuisova đź‘Ź LIVE now on eir sport 1! #RWC2019 #WALvFIJ pic.twitter.com/Fb19bxLBmz — eir Sport …

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Even More All Blacks Want To Play For Pacific Islands At The 2019 World Cup

Momentum is beginning to grow towards a change in the World Rugby eligibility rules when it comes to representing international sides.  Currently, a player may represent another international union if he fulfils the following criteria: He must not have played for the first international side for three years; He must have a passport for the second country; The first game he …

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Ireland To Welcome Bitter Old Foes For 2017 November Internationals

Ireland’s 2017 November international fixtures have been announced and they look set to reacquaint themselves with one of their biggest bogey teams of the professional era.   Ireland will welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 25 and revenge will definitely be on the minds of the Irish players after suffering a heartbreaking exit from the 2015 World …

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Paupers And Princes: How The Plight Of England and Fiji’s Players Highlights Rugby’s Great Wrongs

In the same week the RFU announced England players could earn up to ÂŁ300,000 a year from internationals, it was revealed Fiji’s top players would earn only ÂŁ400 for appearing at Twickenham this Saturday, highlighting the gross inequalities that exist in the top two tiers of world rugby. The home team will pocket ÂŁ22,000 each, or fifty five times the …

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An England XV To Take On Fiji Based On Domestic Form Alone

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: England gather during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 10, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones on Thursday announced his England team to take on the Springboks at Twickenham this Saturday. Few were surprised to see Tom Wood recalled to the back row to fill the void left by James Haskell’s foot injury given the clues Jones had given the media. Likewise Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes’ return to the second row was to …

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What Would Constitute A Successful Autumn Series For England?

England

England start their Autumn International campaign next week on Saturday 12th November against South Africa. They then proceed to play Fiji, Argentina and Australia on consecutive weekends in what will be a test of the talent in English rugby for England’s injury-ravaged squad. Eddie Jones has certainly impressed since taking charge of the England team with a 100% win rate …

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What Would Constitute Success For England This Autumn?

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

England enter this season’s autumn internationals on the back of their best year since 2003. A Six Nations grand slam and a whitewash of World Cup winners Australia Down Under has set Eddie Jones’ men the perfect platform to dominate the southern hemisphere next month. Given how far England have progressed since the 2015 World Cup debacle, is anything less …

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Why Greed Has Put The Lions Brand At Risk And In Danger of Humiliation

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

Pundit Arena lead rugby writer Alan Drumm argues that greed has put the Lions’ brand at risk and in danger of humiliation. After the tour schedule for the 2017 Lions Tour was announced, I found myself remembering what Sean Fitzpatrick had said after the Lions had lost the series against South Africa in 2009. The All Black legend described the Lions …

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England Unveil New Alternate Kit Ahead Of November Internationals

England Rugby players Maro Itoje, Jack Nowell and George Kruis, plus England Women’s Rochelle Clark, Lydia Thompson and Vicky Fleetwood, today unveiled the new England Rugby 2016/2017 alternate kit from Canterbury. The kit sees a reintroduction of navy blue, a popular colour used in England kits over the last 25 years, alongside red and white. The front of the shirt …

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