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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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Toulon’s Best XV Of The Mourad Boudjellal Era

Toulon v Saracens - Heineken Cup Final

When it comes to paying outlandish salaries to southern hemisphere stars whose careers are coming toward a close, nobody does it with as much gusto than Toulon. Take Ma’a Nonu for example, a player who dominated in midfield for the All Blacks, but didn’t reach those heights consistently while playing with either the Hurricanes, Blues or Highlanders. This though didn’t put …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Loosehead Prop Options

Lions Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 1st Test Newlands Capetown 11/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Jack McGrath is tackled by Springboks Lwazi Mvovo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

With the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand set to kick off on the 3rd of June at Toll Stadium, Whangarei, Warren Gatland has just under six months to select the 35 or so players he intends to take to New Zealand with the aim of winning only their second test series against the mighty All Blacks …

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Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

Wales v Australia - International Match

Interim Wales Head Coach Rob Howley has made six changes to the team humbled by Australia last weekend, report Wales Online. Howley has wielded the axe for the clash with ‘Los Pumas’: with prop Samson Lee dropping to the bench and being replaced by the Exeter Chiefs’ Tomas Francis. While the ever-present Jamie Roberts is also dropped, with Scarlets centre …

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Alun Wyn Jones To Miss Wales’ Tie With Australia

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Talismanic lock Alun Wyn Jones will miss Wales’ clash against Australia on Saturday following the death of his father Tim, according to Wales Online 102 cap Jones was the favourite to lead the side out in their Autumn series opener on Saturday, following the announcement yesterday that skipper Sam Warburton would miss the game with a neck injury. A former Wales …

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Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

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Injury Blow For Scarlets And Wales Prop Rob Evans

Wales scrum half Rhys Webb (l) and Rob Evans

The Scarlets have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Rob Evans will miss the start of the season after having an operation to repair a tendon in his wrist. _____ The powerful prop is likely to be out of action for two months and may not be back until November. He may also be a doubt for …

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Just The Stats: The World XV – Decade By Decade (1950s, 1960s, 1970s)

What happens if you use statistics to put together teams of the world’s best players with the most impressive winning percentages by different decades? Well, we’ll start with the 1950s. 1950s The emergence of the All Blacks as a globally dominant force in rugby is evident here. Four New Zealanders feature, however Wales also have four representatives. England and France …

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Wales’ Greatest XV

In a series of articles that put together several statistically-based teams for each major playing nation in the world of rugby, we next take a look at Wales and the best players to have represented the country. We’ll start with the players with the most wins in total. The Winners XV The impact of Warren Gatland and his coaching team …

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Trio Of Welsh Stars Return Home Due To Injury

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Ahead of Warren Gatland’s sides final test match with the All Blacks this weekend, the last thing that neither the kiwi nor Welsh fans would have wanted would be futher injuries to their already depleted squad. However that is exactly what they have gotten with a trio of Welsh players having returned home to Britain following ineligibility to play as …

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Gatland Opts For Experience As He Names His Selection For First Test

Wales coach Warren Gatland has named a battle-hardened team for the first test against New Zealand on Saturday. In a team packed with plenty of caps, the New Zealander has also sprang a couple of surprises: Gethin Jenkins, Wales’ most capped player, comes in at loosehead in place of Rob Evans, while Scarlets skipper Ken Owens replaces Scott Baldwin at hooker. …

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The Best Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for tour success, off …

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