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Leone Nakarawa’s Sacking Confirmed By Racing 92

Racing 92 have sacked Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa, the club confirmed today. The 31-year-old returned from the Rugby World Cup two weeks later than scheduled having played in all four of the Pacific Islanders’ pool matches in Japan before being knocked out. Nakarawa was expected back in Paris on Monday, October 28, but did not return until Monday, November 11. …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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Racing 92 Scrum-Half Machenaud Makes Contact With Toulon Following Stade Francais Merger Announcement [L’Equipe]

It appears the fallout has begun following  the announcement on Monday that Top 14 sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais are set to merge at the end of the season. In a move that will likely signal a culling of contracts and release of players, it is being reported Paris based English journalist Gavin Mortimer, that French news outlet L’Equipe …

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The Six Scottish Internationals Whose Contracts Are Set To Expire Next Summer

Scotland v Georgia - International Match

The BBC’s Tom English sent shock waves through Scottish rugby when he reported possible interest in Finn Russell from Toulon, Montpellier, Bath and Gloucester. Although the fly-half’s contract will not expire until the summer of 2018, similar contractual obligations did not prevent David Denton from leaving Edinburgh for Bath one year prematurely. Flush with the cash the South Sydney Rabbitohs had just paid …

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A European Based Tier Two XV To Rattle The Northern Hemisphere

South Africa v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Many of the tier two nations have started to close the gap on their established rivals. Although the 2015 World Cup has not proved to be the watershed moment many envisaged for tier two nations, the likes of Georgia are continuing to put forward their case for international advancement. While they are unlikely to gain entry into the Six Nations any …

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Leone Nakarawa Delicious Offload Vs The Ospreys

Here at Pundit Arena, we love offloads. Consequently, we love Leone Nakarawa. The Fijian second row who plies his trade for the Glasgow Warriors was in imperious form this World Cup, and the rugby community fell in love with his outrageous offloading skills. Moments of magic like this show that he is one of the most skillful forwards in the game. …

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A Dream XV Of Tier Two Rugby Nations

The so called ‘Tier Two’ nations of rugby made serious strides this World Cup, showing the importance of holding a structure and being well organised. Japan and Georgia showed this in overcoming Pacific Island nations. However, these teams did rely on some moments of magic from individual talent to get them over the line in some games. So how far …

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Fiji Name Team To Play England In World Cup Opener

Fiji have announced their team to take on England in the World Cup’s opening game. Fiji coach, John McKee, has unveiled his team to play England on Friday. The explosive Nemani Nadolo has been named amongst a free running back three that also includes Waisea Nayacalevu and Metuisela Talebula. Elsewhere energetic scrum half Nikola Matawalu is joined by Ben Volavola at half …

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A Professional Gambler’s Betting Guide To RWC Top Try Scorer

Resident professional gambler,Trevor Oakland, breaks down the ever popular top try scorer market ahead of the Rugby World Cup.   The Rugby World Cup kicks off this Friday with the curtain raiser between a resurgent Fiji and the under pressure hosts, England. Luckily, Pundit Arena’s Trevor Oakland is here to dissect the top try scorer market to help our legion of …

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