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Donncha O’Callaghan EXCLUSIVE: Young Irish Players Need To Have Their Asses Handed To Them

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Donncha O’Callaghan has never been afraid to express his opinion. Despite having earned a reputation for being a bit of a joker, the big second row has consistently challenged himself and those around him. His move to the Worcester Warriors is an example of this. Although he could have chosen to wind down his career with Munster, O’Callaghan instead decided …

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Francois Hougaard Relinquishes His Olympic Bronze Medal

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Springbok scrum half Francois Hougaard has recieved warm praise for offering his Olympic bronze medal to injured teammate Seabalo Senalta after the sevens supremo was forced out of South Africa’s quarter final and third place playoff through injury. Senalta has been one of the Blitzbokke’s leaders since 2013 and his omission came as a major blow to their prospects what …

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Watch: Blitzbokke Encapsulate Elite Qualities Of Rugby Sevens

The South African sevens side – otherwise known as the Blitzbokke – currently stand as the second best side in world sevens rugby right now and will be heading into the Rio Olympics with hopes sky high for Olympic gold. The Blitzbokke were without doubt one of the predominant quality sides of the 2015/16 World Series circuit as they were …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Worcester Warriors

Up until a few weeks ago Worcester Warriors would have been feeling pretty confident, with a host of new signings and a squad that was slowly building for the future. However, the departure of Director of Rugby Dean Ryan just a few weeks before pre-season fixtures sent shockwaves across the region, and meant the club had to quickly reorganise the …

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The Premiership ‘Brexit’ XV

Changes to the law regarding the number of foreign players in Premiership teams in a post-referendum world could mean a number of players would be ineligible to play for England’s top clubs. Under current rules a Premiership team can field no more than two ‘foreign’ players in each match 23. However, the ‘Kolpak ruling’ means that any player from the …

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Worcester Warriors Announce The Departure Of Dean Ryan

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Dean Ryan was released from his contract at Sixways. After weeks of speculation and rumour, Worcester Warriors have this morning announced the departure of Director of Rugby, Dean Ryan. Writing on the club’s website, CEO, Jim O’Toole thanked Ryan for his service, before informing supporters that the new management team will consist of Head Coach, Carl Hogg, and High Performance Director, Nick Johnston. …

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South Africa’s Little Giant: Faf De Klerk

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 25: Faf de Klerk of South Africa sends the ball back during the 3rd Castle Lager Incoming Series Test match between South Africa and Ireland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

‘It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog’ is a term that has been thrown around for decades in professional sports. The phrase has been used ad nauseam over the years and would give ‘it’s not over until the final whistle blows’ a real run for its money in the over-used sports …

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Habana Among A Number Of Union Stars Unveiled In Initial SA Sevens Rio Olympics Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: South Africa sing the national anthem during the cup final match between South Africa and Scotland on day 2 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series London at Twickenham Stadium on May 22 in London, England. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Brian Habana has been unveiled in a strong preliminary South Africa seven squad which contains a number of rugby union converts, as head coach Neil Powell and his management staff orchestrate their playing group ahead of August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. With rugby’s inaugural appearance at the games poised for Brazil, a wealth of interest has been garnered amongst …

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Francois Hougaard Named Aviva Premiership Rugby March Player of the Month

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Worcester Warriors’ Francois Hougaard has been named Aviva Premiership Play of the Month for March. Scrum-half Francois Hougaard was instrumental in the Warriors becoming the only side in Aviva Premiership Rugby to win all four matches in the month, setting a new club Premiership record. “I don’t think there has been a better mid-season signing than Francois,” said BT Sport’s Austin …

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Blitzbok Francois Hougaard Signs For Worcester Warriors

The South African Rugby Union(SARU) confirmed on Monday that scrum-half Francois Hougaard has signed a short-term contract with Aviva Premiership side the Worcester Warriors. Hougaard is currently a valued member of the South African Sevens side, the Blitzbokke, and has been a real force in their campaign so far, which sees them level on points with New Zealand and Fiji …

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