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International Rugby – The Finishers XV

England rugby coach Eddie Jones has brought the term ‘finishers’ into common usage across the sport, with the idea being to change the paradigm around ‘replacements’ or ‘substitutes’ in the sport. Indeed, many international players have had a huge impact off the bench and were not simply there picking up splinters. We’ve put together a world XV of the players …

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Agustin Creevy Linked With Move To Top 14 Club

Agustin Creevy could be set for a move to France. The money on offer in France means that very few players are out of the reach of Top 14 clubs. Throughout the last number of years, Toulon’s financial advantage has been eroded by like of Montpellier and Racing 92 who have each invested heavily in their squads. Indeed, last season …

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Opinion: New Zealand’s Dominance Over Australia Puts England’s Series Win In Perspective

Even though Eddie Jones’ England impressed the global rugby community with a comprehensive 3-0 series victory over the Wallabies, New Zealand’s search for perfection in both and attack and defence against Australia in Sydney shows no one in the world comes close to them. For those Red Rose supporters getting a little carried away after their side won a trio of …

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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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International Rugby: The ‘Winners’ XV

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) The Scotland team sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and Scotland at Hunter Stadium on June 5, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Who are the players with the most wins in the history of Test rugby? We look at the fifteen men who would make up a team of winners. It’s no real surprise that a large number of All Blacks are in this side, but the dominance of Test rugby in recent years is evident through the number of recent and …

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A XV Of Rugby World Cup Greats We’ll Never See Again

The dust will settle, the longing will subside and eventually we’ll get over the fact that international rugby, played at its very best, won’t be constantly at our fingertips every week. While those who failed in England are already plotting ahead to 2019 in Japan, here is a team of players who have graced this (and previous) World Cup that …

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New Zealand Announce Team For Rugby World Cup Final

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has named his team to face Australia for the Rugby World Cup Final. The All-Blacks are chasing a third William Webb Ellis Trophy, and are bidding to become the first team to retain the cup. There are no changes from their semi-final victory over South Africa. Hansen has named a strong outfit, and this looks …

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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Five Reasons Why The All Blacks Will Win The Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks have landed in England saddled with the expectation of finally securing that elusive overseas World Cup title. In the first of a two-part series analysing the chances of the World Cup holders, Simon van Ryn provides us with five reasons why the All Blacks will retain their status as champions. 1. Motivation The All Blacks have a host of stars …

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