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PRO12 Analysis: Our Welsh Team Of The Week

As Wales’ four regions endured mixed fortunes in the opening round of the new PRO12 campaign, I pick my Welsh PRO12 team of the week. On the plus side the Ospreys got off to a flyer, crushing a poor Zebre side 59-5, while Cardiff impressed in a 34-16 bonus point victory over Edinburgh. However, both the Dragons and Scarlets went down …

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Munster’s Problem Position: The 25 Centres Munster Have Turned To Since 2008

Munster have struggled to find a consistent midfield partnership. Key to Munster’s successful 2008 Heineken Cup campaign was the centre pairing of Lifeimi Mafi and Rua Tipoki. Armed with soft hands and an uncanny ability to sidestep through the tightest of defences, the Kiwi partnership complimented the provinces brutish pack perfectly. However since then, Munster have been unable to field a …

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The Premiership ‘Brexit’ XV

Changes to the law regarding the number of foreign players in Premiership teams in a post-referendum world could mean a number of players would be ineligible to play for England’s top clubs. Under current rules a Premiership team can field no more than two ‘foreign’ players in each match 23. However, the ‘Kolpak ruling’ means that any player from the …

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Aviva Premiership: The ‘Arsene Wenger’ XV

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on March 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

There has been a lot of media speculation regarding the future of Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, one of the longest serving managers in the game having been at the same club since 1996. But who are the longest serving directors of rugby or head coaches in the Aviva Premiership? We pick a XV made up of the most prolific coaches in …

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