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By Numbers: Newcastle Falcons In The Premiership

Even though Newcastle won the first Premiership title of the professional era, they have since struggled to impose themselves as genuine title contenders in the league having never finished higher than sixth since 1998. We take a look at their statistical history in the Premiership. Team Records Biggest win: A 56 – 10 thrashing of Rotherham back on 9th November …

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Done Deal: Arsenal Striker Joins Stuttgart On Season-Long Loan

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - JULY 04: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Takuma Asano of Sanfrecce Hiroshima poses for photographs during a press conference announcing his move to Arsenal on July 4, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Arsenal have today confirmed that striker Takuma Asano has joined German side VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old only signed for the club this summer, in a reported £5m deal from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, but his failure to obtain a work permit meant that he was unable to play for the Gunners this season. As such, in much the same …

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Exclusive – Scotland’s Stuart McInally and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne: ‘We’re Looking To Get One Back On Australia’

Scotland hooker Stuart McInally and scrum-half Sam Hildago-Clyne spoke to us about their thoughts on the summer tour to Japan, promoting rugby at grassroots level, the upcoming November Tests and Scotland’s progress made under head coach Vern Cotter. The two players had spent the day at Glenrothes RFC to help out young players from all ages and offer them some …

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International Rugby: World’s Best Try Scorers XV

We all love to see lots of tries in a game of rugby, but who are the most prolific try scorers in the history of international rugby? We put together a team made up of the highest try scorers in each position. 1) Martin Scelzo (12 tries) Argentina’s Scelzo scored twelve tries throughout his career and was a part of …

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A List Of Premier League-Based Players Going To The Olympic Games

COBHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31: John Mikel Obi of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on July 31, 2015 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Olympic Games begin in Rio this week, with a number of Premier League players making the journey to Brazil as the football tournament kicks off this Thursday. As the competition is generally limited to players under the age of 23 (with every competing country getting as many as three over-age exceptions), the squads tend to look radically different to those …

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Three Arsenal Players Are Set To Feature In The Olympics


Three of Arsenal’s rising stars have been selected by their countries to take part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, according to the Gunners’ official website. New signing Takuma Asano will be looking to improve the Japanese side and guide them to the final after their crushing semi-final loss against Mexico four years ago. The Japanese striker has missed …

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Eddie Jones Advises Japanese Rugby As It Reaches A Crossroad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England head coach Eddie Jones has stated this week that he believes Japanese rugby is currently at a crossroads and that the Japanese Rugby Football Union needs to adopt a more professional approach in it’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Jones enjoyed a successful spell with Japan having coached them from 2012-2015 and in the process steering the …

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Watch: Highlight Video Shows Just How Dangerous Arsenal’s Latest Signing Is

Arsenal TIANJIN, CHINA - OCTOBER 08: Takuma Asano of Japan celebrates after scoring a goal during the 6th East Asian Games Men's Football match between Japan and South Korea at Tianjin Haihe Education Park Stadium on October 8, 2013 in Tianjin, China. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)

Arsenal announced the signature of Japanese international striker Takuma Asano yesterday afternoon. The youngster has been described as one to watch for the future, and is expected to be loaned out this season. The 21 year-old striker is highly rated, and has been capped four times for the Japanese national team, and scored his first international goal against Bulgaria last month. …

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Report: Arsenal Set To Sign Japanese Star In Coming Days


Following a disappointing end to last season, Arsenal are keen on bolstering their squad so they can challenge for honours next year. The Gunners have already announced the signing of Granit Xhaka amongst others, and now Arsene Wenger has his sights set on more acquisitions. According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are closing in on the signature of Japan international Takuma …

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Eddie Jones’ England: Unswerving, Unwavering, Uninhibited

The Australian’s Red Rose side is one built on a relentless desire to win at all costs, regardless of what strategy, gameplan or style of rugby is employed to gain victory. Stuart Lancaster’s England side were often consistently good but never good enough when it really mattered – as reflected by his teams’ second placed Six Nations finishes over four …

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Shortlist For World Rugby Under 20 Championship Player of the Tournament Unveiled

New Zealand v Ireland: World Rugby U20 Championship

World Rugby have unveiled the shortlist for the under 20 player of the Championship. The five nominees for the under 20 Championship Player of the tournament have this afternoon been unveiled by tournament organisers. The prestigious prize came into being in 2008, and has been won by players such as Aaron Cruden, Julien Savea, George Ford and Handre Pollard. Nominated for …

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Watch: Ten Top Moments From One Of Toulon’s Newest Signings

TOULON, FRANCE - APRIL 06: Toulon fans celebrate their teams victory during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Toulon and Leinster at the Felix Mayol Stadium on April 6, 2014 in Toulon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

No-one says Japanese rugby union quite as proficiently as talismanic full-back Ayumu Goromaru. Goromaru’s on field displays have earned him a cult status following in his native Japan and with a total of 56 international caps with an amassed amount of 708 points, it is fair to say that the the current Queensland Red is the face of Japanese rugby’s …

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Watch: The Best Tries From The U20 Championship

As the Junior World Championship continues in Manchester, there have been some surprising results but some even more spectacular tries scored throughout the two match days so far. Check out the best scores from day one. Watch the beautiful running lines from Japan, the brute force of France’s scrum, some simply amazing counter-attacking skills from Wales, some astounding handling skills …

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One Last Look At The World Rankings Before The Summer Tours Begin

Ireland v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

With a World Cup ranking seeding at stake, each of the northern hemisphere nations have a lot to play for this summer. With the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup scheduled to take place in May 2017, Ireland, Scotland, France, Japan and possibly even Wales are under serious pressure to attain a seeding at the tournament. As Ireland, France, Scotland …

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Eddie Jones: Ever The Outsider Looking Inwards

There’s nothing conventional about Eddie Jones. Throughout his entire life he has been an outsider, building a wonderful career based on outside odds. Now he finds himself as an outsider in England, looking inwards on English rugby and trying to bring it back up to speed with the rest of the globe. The half-Japanese, half-Australian found life tough to begin with. …

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan Aims To Create Lasting Legacy

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Japan players celebrate after the win over South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at Brighton Community Centre on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

In order to take advantage of Japan hosting the first ever World Cup in Asia, the JRFU has been adopting World Rugby’s ‘Get Into Rugby’ campaign with the aim of encouraging as many school children to take part in the sport before 2019 as it can. There are 22,000 elementary schools in the country and rugby has been part of …

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