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By The Numbers – Julian Savea’s Fall From Grace

When Julian Savea topped the 2015 Rugby World Cup try scoring charts with eight tries in six matches, I thought I was witnessing the becoming of a player who could go down as the greatest winger to have ever played the game. With 39 tries in 42 Tests for the All Blacks, Savea trails only Japan’s Daisuke Ohata as the only …

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Shane Long’s Form Can Be Key For Ireland In Euro 2016

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Shane Long (R) of Southampton celebrates scoring the opening goal with Dusan Tadic during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Following Southampton’s impressive display against second placed Tottenham on Sunday, Ronald Koeman has described the current form of Shane Long as one of the main reasons behind his side’s current form which sees them in the running for European football next season. Southampton are currently the favourites to reach next season’s Europa League ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. The Saints’ impressive …

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The Ireland Rugby Form XV

Thoughts of the disappointing World Cup for Ireland won’t subside. The provinces struggled desperately on the opening weekends in Europe with key players failing to haul themselves out of their own personal malaise. With the first round of interprovincial clashes just completed its time to take stock and assess the options available to Joe Schmidt ahead of next year’s Six …

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