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Dan Biggar Misses Conversion From In Front Of The Posts

Dan Biggar

With just three minutes on the clock, Wales took the lead in their World Cup opener against Georgia with a try from Jonathan Davies but Dan Biggar somehow missed the subsequent conversion.  Wales struck early on off a scrum setpiece strike move which saw Davies receive a flat pass to fly through a gap in the Georgian defence and touch …

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Your TV Guide To Saturday’s Feast Of Rugby

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Last weekend was just the appetiser for the international rugby fixtures which are taking place this month.  Some nations opted for an extra Test match outside of World Rugby’s designated window but we’re heading into the main course with some mouth-watering action taking place on Saturday. Below you will find all the TV details for the matches which are taking …

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Blow For Italy As Parisse Ruled Out Of Eagerly-Anticipated Georgia Battle

Sergio Parisse Italy Georgia

Italy captain Sergio Parisse was on Thursday ruled out of the Azzurri team for Saturday’s opening November Test match against Georgia in Florence. Flanker Parisse is struggling with a calf problem that sidelined him for a month in September, before returning two weeks ago for Stade Francais. Conor O’Shea has reshuffled his pack with Bram Steyn taking the 35-year-old’s place …

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Watch: England’s Sobering First Tussle With The Georgian Scrummaging Machine

The NatWest 6 Nations takes a break this weekend and England head coach Eddie Jones has taken the chance to put his forwards through their paces against the scrummaging expertise of Georgia’s national side. The eastern European country is known for their love of the head-to-head contest and Jones has drafted in their services ahead of Round three of the Six Nations in …

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“Babies There Are Born With Beards.” Eddie Jones Planning Georgia Trip For England Players

Before the 2017 November internationals, England and Wales undertook a behind closed doors training session in Bristol ahead of the respective nation’s opening fixtures.  It was predominantly a scrummaging session between opposition packs and it seems that Eddie Jones is keen on doing something similar in the future. The Australian coach will bring his players to Portugal next week for …

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Wales Accused Of Gamesmanship – Do They Have A Case To Answer?

With Warren Gatland making 14 changes to the team which fell to defeat against the Wallabies a week ago, the match against an ever-improving Georgia was always going to be a difficult task.  And so it proved to be as Wales laboured to a 13-6 victory over Milton Haig’s side who never gave up throughout the 80-minute contest. However, the game …

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Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

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Watch: Georgia Run In Sensational Score Against Argentina In Rugby International

The rugby world’s eyes have been understandably transfixed on New Zealand in recent weeks, but other nations also deserve their due. While the collective nations of the British Isles salivated at Seán O’Brien’s sensational score at Eden Park, heroics were also orchestrated elsewhere. Georgia have been making a very strong case for inclusion in the Six Nations due to their …

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Ireland U20’s facing injury crisis ahead of World Championships

Ireland U20’s interim coach Peter Malone faces disrupted preparations ahead of the World Championships. With the competition set to get underway in Georgia at the end of the month, his side is now facing an injury crisis. A report in the Irish Times confirmed back three player Jordan Larmour will miss the tournament. The St Mary’s College man was in outstanding …

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Georgia’s Hopes Of Entering Six Nations Dealt Major Blow

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jonny Gray of Scotland tackles Vasil Lobzhanidze of Georgia during the Autumn Test Match between Scotland and Georgia at Rugby Park on November 26, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite recent reports, Georgia’s hopes of being given the chance to earn a spot in the Six Nations have been shot down, after chief executive John Feehan insisted there are no vacancies in the competition. There have been calls from many, including Sir Clive Woodward, to introduce promotion and relegation. However, Feehan has ruled out any changes to the Six …

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Sir Clive Woodward Insists A Six Nations Relegation Play-Off Is Needed

Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has said a Six Nations relegation play-off is needed for the good of the competition. Writing for the Daily Mail, Woodward has expressed his concerns both for the competition and Italian rugby. His opinion is that Italy have become a part of the Six Nations cosy club, making them “soft and complacent”. …

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Georgia’s Inclusion In Six Nations Could Be Set To Take A Massive Step Forward

The Georgian Rugby Union has long harboured aspirations of Six Nations participation and given their steady improvement within the world rugby landscape, there is now growing support for just that. Currently the twelfth-ranked side in world rugby, Georgia are a relatively young union by global standards. Founded as recently as 1964 while under the yoke of Soviet rule, theirs is …

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Ulster Sign Georgia Prop On Short-Term Deal

TBILISI, GEORGIA - MARCH 15: Anton Peikrishvili of Georgia is tackled by Mihai Macovei of Romania during the FIRA-AER European Nations Cup Division 1A match between Georgia and Romania at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Ulster have signed Georgian prop Anton Peikrishvili on a short-term contract until December 19. 23 times-capped Peikrishvili has been recruited to ease Ulster’s injury crisis at Tighthead, with the Ravenhill outfit currently shorn of their 3 main players in this position. With the help of the IRFU, Ulster operations director Bryn Cunningham was able to move quickly to snap up …

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