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Ulster Sign Irish-Qualified Outhalf, Billy Burns From Gloucester

Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Irish-qualified out half, Billy Burns from Gloucester on a two year deal.  The 24 year-old has made over 100 senior appearances for the English club having made his debut six years ago in an LV Cup fixture at London Irish in 2012, before making his Aviva Premiership bow against Worcester Warriors in 2014. He …

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Shane Geraghty Makes Switch To Premiership Club

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Shane Geraghty of London Irish gives instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Shane Geraghty is on the move. In sport, relegation often means that you will lose some of your better players to bigger sides. London Irish finished bottom of the Premiership last season. While they are finding things relatively easy as they look to bounce straight back up, the draw of the top tier is certainly something with which they need …

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Opinion: Why Jonathan Sexton Must Travel On The Lions Tour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Jonathan Sexton of the Lions celebrates scoring a try during the match between the Waratahs and the British & Irish Lions at Allianz Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Warren Gatland’s coronation as head coach of the British and Irish Lions last week has sparked great deal of debate. Who will travel to New Zealand, and who will miss the cut? One of the positions causing the most debate is out-half. Should Dan Biggar lead the line? What about Owen Farrell or George Ford? There is little talk about …

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Eddie Jones: We Beat Wales Five Tries To One And You Want To Talk About Missed Goals?

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, faces the media during the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Never one to pull any punches, England head coach Eddie Jones was brutually honest in his assessment of the media’s reaction to the Red Rose’s 27-13 victory over Wales. Jones highlighted the ‘negativity’ he has perceived from the English media, with many pundits choosing to focus on George Ford’s missed kicks rather than how England put five tries on the visitors. …

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Harlequins Announce Signature Of Scotland International Ruaridh Jackson

Harlequins LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: A general view prior to kick off at the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Saracens at Twickenham Stoop on September 12, 2014 in London, England (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premiership side Harlequins have announced that Scotland international pout-half Ruaridh Jackson will be moving to the London club next season. The 28 year-old, capped 28 times for Scotland, has played with Wasps for the last two seasons. Speaking on the Harlequins website, he spoke of his excitement at the news. “I’m extremely excited to be starting a new challenge with …

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Munster Rue Their Achilles Heel At Number Ten

As Johnny Sexton panted after the game – Leinster vs Munster is both sides’ biggest game of the year, even bigger than the overall scheme of the Pro12 Championship. Not too many would disagree with the oft grumbling pivot.  Such titanic battles, even on down years continue to be the benchmark to judge players and progression by.  This becomes all the …

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Andy Goode Set For Final Game Of His Rugby Career Tomorrow

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode, the Newcastle Falcons flyhalf, celebrates their victory at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Say it ain’t so! Andy Goode is retiring from professional rugby this weekend, and this time around, he is going to stay retired. The English fly-half is one of our favourite rugby players here at Pundit Arena, but unfortunately, when Newcastle Falcons host his former side Wasps tomorrow afternoon, he will take to the field for the final time. Speaking …

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Exclusive: Mike Catt Feels The Best Is Yet To Come From England

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Catt, the England skills coach faces the media during the England media session at Pennyhill Park on September 29, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Pundit Arena spoke exclusively with Mike Catt about England’s Six Nations triumph. The 44 year-old won 75 caps for the Red Rose over the course of his career, and knows what it takes to win the Six Nations. _____ England captured the championship title last weekend, and now travel to Paris. Should they overcome France, they will win the Grand …

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Terrible Injury News For Ireland Ahead Of The Six Nations

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be a worried man this evening, after it has emerged that fly-half Jonathan Sexton is a doubt for the Six Nations opener against Wales in a fortnight’s time. The Leinster out-half, who was captaining the province for the first time on his 100th appearance today, was involved in a clash of heads after just nine …

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Ranking Ireland’s Top Five Out-Halves For The Six Nations

The Six Nations championship is just weeks away, and excitement is building. Who will Joe Schmidt select to lead Ireland into the new World Cup cycle? With memories of that defeat to Argentina still lingering, Schmidt and Co. will be eager to reclaim their crown as kings of Europe, but some poor performances from the provinces leave question marks. Following …

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