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Identifying One Of The Few Flaws In England’s Defensive System

Italy v England - RBS Six Nations

England’s defence will come in for closer examination this season. Although most commentators were not blown away by England’s performance against Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, it was clear that Eddie Jones had instilled a resilience amongst his players that had sometimes been missing under Stuart Lancaster. As the Championship progressed, so did England, with their defence the …

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Opinion: Why Jason Woodward Might Be The Best Signing Of The Year

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 25: Jason Woodward of the Hurricanes takes a mark during the round five Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Kings at Westpac Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Jason Woodward has been the nearly man in his rugby career so far. Signed by Bristol, this versatile and pacy fullback/wing might finally fulfil his potential and set the Premiership alight. 26-year-old Woodward joins the ambitious Bristol side after being part of the victorious Super 18-winning Wellington Hurricanes side. Woodward cut a frustrated figure in the Hurricanes side in his …

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Kiwi Centre Would Consider Call Up To Wales Squad

Super Rugby Rd 16 - Waratahs v Hurricanes

Wales could yet be boosted by the arrival of Willis Halaholo. Soon after the Scarlets announced the capture of Johnny McNicholl from the Crusaders earlier this summer, the winger created a good deal of controversy by declaring his ambition to play for Wales after completing his three year period of residency. Although McNicholl may not have been a household name in the northern hemisphere, …

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All Black Star Winger Set To Miss Northern Hemisphere Tour

New Zealand v Tonga - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

New Zealand will be without one of their top players for the upcoming November series. Although many had expected Nehe Milner-Skudder to return from injury in time for the All Blacks’ European tour, it now looks likely that he will miss the November series. Despite undergoing surgery after dislocating his shoulder during the Highlanders’ 34-15 victory over the Lions in …

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All Blacks: Whose Stocks Rose During The Wales Series?

Aaron Smith

Following New Zealand’s series whitewash over Wales, Kaal Kaczmarek looks at whose stocks have either risen, fallen or stayed as they are within the All Blacks squad.  ______ Stocks up Beauden Barrett was the undoubted star of the series. His fizzing pace and skills turned the first Test, guided the second and controlled the third. He grew more assured with …

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Road Runners: The Five Greatest Rugby Sidesteppers Of All Time

While the power players like Jonah Lomu, Julian Savea and George North are rightfully revered for their ability to clear bodies from their windscreens, the twinkle-toed quicksteppers that slice through gaps leaving defenders sprawled in yoga poses can be just as thrilling. Here’s a quick guide to the magicians with the finest sidesteps in modern rugby history. _____ Jason Robinson ‘Billy …

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This European Based All Black XV Illustrates The Amount Of Talent Available To New Zealand

Northampton Saints v Racing 92 - European Rugby Champions Cup

New Zealand have been suffering a player drain for a number of years. When the Scarlets this morning announced the capture of Crusaders winger, Johnny McNicholl, very few fans outside of Wales took much notice. Although he may not be a household name, McNicholl has established himself in the Crusaders squad since joining the Canterbury based franchise in 2013. Indeed, …

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Kiwi Winger Announces His Intention To Play For Wales

Super Rugby Rd 4 - Crusaders v Kings

New Zealand’s player drain shows no sign of abating. Given the number of top class rugby players New Zealand produce, it is little why they are in such demand throughout Europe. However, although it was previously the case that European clubs could only get their hands on retired All Blacks, now many of New Zealand’s up and coming stars are …

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Top 50 Players On The Planet, According To Welsh Media

New Zealand v France - Quarter Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

Wales Online have complied their list of the games best players. Although lists compiling the games best players tend to be interesting to read, ultimately they are often of little value. Indeed, while some of rugby’s top tight heads may not earn the meters, line breaks and plaudits they often deserve, a quality scrummager can be the difference between winning and …

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Relegation-Threatened Pau Linked With All Black Winger

Sale Sharks v Pau - European Rugby Challenge Cup

Pau are said to be on the verge of signing a third All Black. Despite flirting with relegation, Top 14 side Pau, are said to be in advanced talks with World Cup winning All Black winger, Cory Jane. Although Jane is under contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union until 2017, ESPN believe that the winger will be released early …

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The Telegraph’s Wonder Kid XV

This up and coming XV will get supporters very excited about the future. Writing in The Telegraph, Mick Cleary selected a world XV made up of players who have not yet earned more than 20 caps and are under 25 years of age. While some will argue that Cleary has included too many English players in his selection, it must …

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Video: Martias Moroni Executes Try-Saving Tackle On Nehe Milner-Skudder

When Michael Cheika named his star-studded Barbarians back-line for their tie against Argentina, many expected them to cause their South American opponents all sorts of problems, and this was certainly true to an extent, as the Baa-Baas ran in 31 points against the Pumas. However, the fourth place finishers at the World Cup did enough damage on the scoreboard themselves, falling …

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Michael Chieka Names Mouth Watering Barbarians Backline

Michael Chieka has selected a backline bristling with attacking talent. Michael Cheika has selected some of the rugby’s best attacking players for the Barbarians game against Argentina this Saturday. With Nehe Milner-Skudder, Waisake Naholo and Nemani Nadolo selected in the Baa Baa’s back three, we can expect to see some scintillating running rugby. The dangerous trio will be marshalled by half backs Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Lima Sopoaga, while Tevita Kuridrani plays …

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