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Scotland Prepare For Ireland Match By Training With 14 Men

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Tommy Seymour of Scotland and Keith Earls of Ireland battle for the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Scotland’s preparation for their Six Nations opener against Ireland has been altered to accommodate World Rugby’s new laws on tackling. Tougher laws on high tackling have led to Scotland taking into consideration the possibility that they will be a man down at some stage of the game due to one player receiving a yellow card. To that end, they have …

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Watch: Great Scenes In The Victorious Munster Dressing Room As Stander And O’Mahony Share Some Love

Munster

Munster edged Glasgow 14-12 on Saturday evening after a dogged performance saw the province through to the next round of the Champions Cup. Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander put in phenomenal performances in the back row and they shared a brilliant embrace in the dressing room after the game. WATCH: @Munsterrugby celebrate in style after brutal contest with @GlasgowWarriors #GLAvMUN …

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Premiership: Three Signings That Could Happen In January

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 26: Finn Russell of Glasgow kicks a conversion during the Guinness Pro 12 match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors at Murrayfield Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We have already seen three very big Premiership transfers at this early stage in January. Saracens secured a move for Liam Williams, Sam Underhill has joined Bath and, most recently, Matt Kvesic has secured a move to Exeter. Here are three more moves we could see materialise over the coming weeks. ________ Finn Russell (Glasgow to Bath) The Scotland fly-half, …

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Opinion: It’s Time For Scottish Rugby To Break Free Of History

After a successful Scotland autumn campaign and a rampant Glasgow team in the European Champions Cup, it feels like a change is happening in Scottish rugby. In a year that has seen Ireland conquer the All Blacks for the first time and England win a first grand slam in 13 years, Scotland must follow suit, build on its excellent foundations …

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Clamour For Finn Russell To Go On Lions Tour Increases After Strong Glasgow Display Vs. Racing 92

Finn Russell of Glasgow Warriors during the European Champions Cup match between Racing 92 and Glasgow Warriors at Stade Yves Du Manoir on December 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Finn Russell turned in a performance of the highest quality as Glasgow overcame Racing 92 23-7 at Scotstoun. The fly-half scored a first-half try (which he converted himself) as well as two penalties to help send his side to the top of their Champions Cup pool (albeit with two more games played than Munster who face Leicester Tigers on Saturday). Racing, …

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The 5 Most Likely Challengers To Saracens’ European Crown

  At the outset of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, it was widely assumed that Racing 92 would be the most likely side to threaten Saracens’ crown. After all, the Parisian club finished the last campaign as runners up, and memorably beat Toulon in the Top 14 final despite being reduced to 14 men. Over the course of the …

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Ranking Europe’s Top 10 Club Sides After This Weekend’s Action

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

What a weekend it’s been for the Pro12. For so long the cross border competition was derided by many as being a “development league”, but the Celtic nations hit back at their detractors with a series of big wins. Leinster set the tone on Friday night, dismissing a Northampton Saints side that lost it’s discipline and shape. Ulster then saw off …

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Ranking Europe’s Top Ten Clubs Ahead Of The Latest Round Of Champions Cup Fixtures

Racing 92 v Saracens - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

This season the European Rugby Champions Cup is arguably at it’s most competitive since the competition came into being in 2014. Although the tournament has been dominated by Premiership and Top 14 clubs, this season the Pro12 sides have started to close the gap. Glasgow’s dominant win over the Leicester Tigers on the tournament’s opening night set the tone, and the …

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European Rugby Champions Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Michael Rhodes of Saracens is congratulated after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on October 22, 2016 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Twenty European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20 team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Information has been gathered via http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/pools/index.php European …

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Twitter Reacts As Munster Pay Tribute To Anthony Foley With Bonus Point Victory Over Glasgow

There was something in the air in Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon, as Munster put in a powerful display to secure a remarkable win over Glasgow Warriors. The Scottish side opened their account in the European Champions Cup last weekend with a dominant victory over Leicester Tigers. However the home side, who were mourning the loss of Anthony Foley, hit them …

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Champions Cup: Our Round Table Predictions For This Season’s Tournament

As the European Rugby Champions Cup gets underway later this month, we’ve taken a closer look at the pool stages, potential quarter and semi-final fixtures and predicted a winner for the final next May… _ Wasps have an incredibly strong side this year and will be a prominent figure throughout Europe and the Aviva Premiership. Their pool could arguably be considered as …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Rugby Coaches Right Now

Who are the best minds in rugby right now? So often the focus in professional rugby union is on the players, but quality coaches can have a colossal impact on teams. We have put together a list of the best coaches from around in the world in both domestic and international rugby and put forward a case for each name …

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International Rugby: All-Time Oldest Test Team

Australian Wallabies v England

Previously, we looked at the oldest club team. Now our attentions turn to the players who were into their late 30s and early 40s as they made their final appearances for their country.  The team is an interesting mix of some of the biggest names in rugby history combined with tier 2 and tier 3 representatives. Whilst most fans will …

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Gregor Townsend Linked With Premiership Vacancy

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend could be about to leave Glasgow. Earlier this week Harlequins fans were somewhat underwhelmed to hear that Newport Gwent Dragons coach, Lyn Jones, was being considered to take over from Conor O’Shea. Although Jones has led the Dragons to the European Challenge Cup semi final this season, his side are not one of the Pro 12’s leading teams. Indeed, it …

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Five Ideas To Improve The Pro 12

Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Guinness Pro 12 Final

The Pro 12 will be without any representatives in the Champions Cup Quarter Finals. The Pro 12 has come in for a great deal of criticism this season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and criticising the fact that many of the league’s star players are withheld by national unions. However those who criticise …

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