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Israel Folau Code Of Conduct Hearing Set For May

Israel Folau

A Code of Conduct hearing, requested by Israel Folau following his dismissal from Rugby Australia earlier this month, will take place on May 4. The 30-year-old was issued with a termination notice of his $4 million contract on April 15 following his controversial social media post in which he stated that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists …

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Ulster Rugby Launch Their New European Kit

The province have a new look ahead of their 2018/19 Champions Cup campaign. After going out in the pool stage having finished behind La Rochelle and Wasps last season, Ulster enter this European season with renewed hope. The 1999 Heineken Cup winners have been grouped with Scarlets, Racing 92, and Leicester Tigers this time around, starting with a trip to …

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Rugby Players’ Chief Issues Test Health Warning Over Pay

The Rugby World Cup will remain the preserve of a handful of top sides and will fail to evolve unless players from smaller nations are properly rewarded, international players chief Omar Hassanein told AFP. The 41-year-old Australian – chief executive of the Dublin-based International Rugby Players association – is in talks with World Rugby to ensure tier-two governing bodies prioritise …

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Soul-Searching As Wallabies Ranking Hits New Low

The Wallabies will slump to their lowest world ranking ever Monday, sparking soul-searching about what can be done with a troubled team that has managed just two wins in their last nine Tests. Their alarming slide was reinforced by the 23-19 upset win by Argentina on the Gold Coast on Saturday — the first victory for the Pumas on Australian …

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Watch: Insane Schmozzle Breaks Out At Georgian Rugby Game

 It may only be February but Georgian sides Kharebi Rustavi and Armazi Tbilisi look to have the Rugby Schmozzle of the Year award all sewn up. Saturday’s mid-table clash between Kharebi Rustavi and Armazi Tbilisi in the Didi 10, the top division of Georgia’s domestic rugby league, erupted into a chaotic brawl featuring pretty much every player on the pitch. …

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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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Wasps Have Released Their Stunning New Anniversary Kit

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Willie Le Roux of Wasps is dejected after the Aviva Premiership Final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wasps are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and have released commemorative home and away kits. The club has been working with Under Armour for a number of seasons now and between them, they’ve knocked this one out of the park. Check out the black home kit below. As mentioned in the official release, although the sleek design is inspired …

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Five Players To Watch Out For On Ireland’s Summer Tour

Dublin , Ireland - 18 March 2017; Kieran Marmion of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With the domestic season wrapped up, albeit in a disappointing fashion, our attention turns now to a busy summer of rugby on different sides of the world. While the amount of attention and hype the Lions Tour garners could easily have meant Ireland’s summer tour slipped under the radar, however with summer opposition, Japan, being drawn in Ireland’s World Cup …

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A Look At How Professionalism Changed Rugby Union

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Kieran Reid of New Zealand leads the Haka prior to kickoff during the international match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field on November 5, 2016 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The development of rugby union into what it is today was only made possible by the IRB’s decision in 1995 to declare rugby union an open game, by which it meant that restrictions on payments or benefits to those connected with the game would be removed entirely, ushering in the era of professionalism. Whilst rugby union has developed into a …

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