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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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Autumn Rugby International Team Of The Week: An Irish/Aussie Layer Cake

Rugby CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Israel Folau of Australia in action during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rugby’s Autumn internationals kicked off with the Wallabies walloping an underwhelming Wales, Argentina dousing the Japanese flames, and Ireland slaughtering a certain well-known team of giants. So who made our team of the week? 15. Israel Folau (Australia) An excellent round for fullbacks. Israel Folau got engaged with a New Zealand netballer recently and also seems to have got engaged with …

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Mario Ledesma Discusses What He Believes Has Been Vital To Argentina’s Improvement

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Mario Ledesma, Scrum Coach of Australia speaks to the media following the Australia Captain's Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 26, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Argentina were the ninth ranked team in World Rugby before Mario Ledesma’s final tournament as an Argentine rugby player. Argentina were riding high after making the semi-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup and there was optimism that the Jaguars could achieve similar success at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Despite losing their opening game against 2007 finalists …

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Rugby Championship Team Of Round Two: All Black And Argentinian Blue

In round two of the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks continued their unbeaten ‘reestablishment’ era run with a comprehensive 29-9 win over Australia, while Argentina held their nerve to eke out a two-point win (26-24) over South Africa. So which players make our Rugby Championship team of the week? 15. Ben Smith (New Zealand) A typically classy performance from Smith, …

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Five Argentina Players To Watch Against Ireland

With the Irish rugby team facing into a two-test series against Argentina John Elliott takes a look at fistful of Pumas who may just make a serious impact against the tourists. Argentinian head coach Daniel Hourcade has omitted many of the biggest and most renowned names from his squad in what quite possibly is an attempt to save them for …

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