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Austin Healey Believes This Ireland Team Can Win The World Cup

Following the 2015 World Cup, there was soul-searching to be done for Irish rugby. After topping Pool D with a dominant win over France, Joe Schmidt’s side headed for the knockout stages showing form that they could potentially trouble the big guns later in the competition. However, without Jonathan Sexton, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell, they were badly exposed …

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Twitter Reacts As Japan Hold France To A Draw In Paris

Japan scored one of the most famous upsets in rugby history in 2015, as they pipped South Africa by two points at the death of an enthralling group-stage game at the World Cup. On Saturday night, the rugby minnows almost pulled off another shock win against France at the U Arena in Paris. The sides scored a penalty a piece …

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Five Of The Biggest Upsets In Sporting History

Just days out from the biggest fight of the year, very few are giving Conor McGregor any chance at victory. Perhaps logically, this is the correct belief. But, if sport has taught us anything, it is that there are no guaranteed victories.  However many times we doubt Conor McGregor, he seems to always come up trumps. Each and every time …

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England Fantasy Trial Match: The Probables vs The Possibles

England head coach Eddie Jones named a 37-man squad for a training camp last week and it displayed some impressive depth in most positions right across the team. However, what if Jones was to put his charges through a trial match to determine his final starting line-up? Trial matches rarely occur now because of the workload of top players for …

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Chink In The Armour: Why England Must Develop Depth At Fullback

England coach Eddie Jones has spoken of his desire to make his team ‘bulletproof’, but a lack of tried-and-tested options at fifteen could prove lethal to his side in 2019. The Australian has been vocal about the depth his side possess, and it is fair to say that in particular positions the national team can boast some of the best …

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Watch: All The Best Super Rugby Tries This Year In One Incredible Video

After the weekend’s semi-finals, the Lions of South Africa and New Zealand’s Crusaders will take part in this year’s Super Rugby final. The Lions made a remarkable second half comeback to beat defending champions the Hurricanes 44-29 while on Saturday morning, the Crusaders scored a 27-13 win in their all-New Zealand clash with the Chiefs. After a pair of breathtaking …

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Sunwolves Shock Rugby World With Surprise Win

Japanese Super Rugby outfit the Sunwolves rocked the world of rugby with a 48-21 win over New Zealand side the Blues at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo. Soaring temperatures of 42 degrees contributed to an exciting and enthralling match, but initially it looked as if the Blues would walk away with a convincing victory as they raced to …

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Joe Schmidt’s Fringe Players Look To Put Their Hands Up Against Japan

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty

With the so called “Fourth Test” of the Lions Tour of New Zealand also taking place on Saturday morning against the Maori All Blacks, it is easy to forget that an experimental Ireland side are also taking on the ever-improving Japan. The Brave Blossoms recorded a solid 33-21 win over Romania last weekend, further pushig their claim of being the strongest Tier …

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One Major Flaw In Rugby World Cup Draw Being So Early Surfaces

KYOTO, JAPAN - MAY 10: Eddie Jones head coach of England arrives to the Kyoto State Guest House during the Rugby World Cup Pool Draw on May 10, 2017 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Earlier today, the draw was made for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Pool C is arguably the most difficult of the lot, as England, France and Argentina are grouped together. They will be joined by a Pacific Island nation. However, as the draw was being made, there was the same question on everybody’s lips. Why is the draw being made …

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Ayumu Goromaru Set To Leave Toulon Next Month

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Ayumu Goromaru of Japan lines up a penalty during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Ayumu Goromaru was one of the hottest properties in rugby union. The Japanese fullback had just guided his country to an historic campaign in which they recorded wins over South Africa, Samoa and USA. When it comes to snapping up hot properties, there is nobody better than French giants Toulon. The Top 14 outfit …

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