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England Survive Japan Scare At Twickenham

England came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham on Saturday as they avoided a shock defeat by the 2019 World Cup hosts. Japan led 15-10 at half-time and were threatening an upset to rival their stunning 34-32 win over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, when they were coached by current England boss Eddie Jones. But England …

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Biggar-Inspired Wales Thrash Tonga

Dan Biggar guided Wales to their eighth consecutive victory as a much-changed side scored 10 tries in a comprehensive 74-24 thrashing of Tonga on Saturday. Tonga battered their way back from a 24-3 deficit to draw level early in the second half at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. But the floodgates opened as the Welsh, with a host of World Cup hopefuls …

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Exclusive: Galway’s Jack Canning To Pursue Rugby Career In Australia

Highly-rated Galway hurler Jack Canning has decided to take a sabbatical from hurling to pursue a rugby career in Australia, he has exclusively revealed to Pundit Arena. For most talented young hurlers, the dream is to progress from inter-county minor to U21, and eventually onto senior level. However, one of Galway’s young hopefuls has decided to buck the trend and step …

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Blow For Leinster As Tomane Ruled Out For Up To Five Months

Leinster centre, Joe Tomane, will be out of action for five months as he recovers from a procedure to repair his hamstring which he underwent this week.  The Australian picked up the injury in the province’s 38-31 win over Southern Kings in South Africa earlier this month. His recovery timeframe means he will most likely miss the Heineken Champions Cup …

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George Ford To Captain England In Japan Test

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has made 11 changes to his side that narrowly lost out to New Zealand last weekend, including the introduction of debutant, Joe Cokanasiga. The Bath winger will feature alongside Chris Ashton and Elliot Daly in the backline while Jack Nowell Alex Lozowski are named as the centre pairing. George Ford will captain the side from outhalf on …

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Peter O’Mahony: “Weeks Like This You’ve To Take Emotion Out Of It”

Peter O'Mahony

There is much excitement surrounding the Ireland versus New Zealand fixture this weekend. The world champions against the second-best team, Ireland looking to atone for previous slips in Dublin against the All Blacks, the possibility that Joe Schmidt could be facing his future team. The fact that this is the final southern hemisphere side that Ireland will face before the …

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Erasmus: “The Team Was Gutsy And It Feels Much Better”

Rassie Erasmus

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said that he was impressed by side’s attitude to claim an overtime victory against France one week on from an agonising one-point defeat to England. The Springboks beat the French on Saturday 29-26 thanks to an 85th minute try from hooker Bongi Mbonambi despite trailing by four points going into the final 30 seconds of …

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Stuart Hogg To Leave Glasgow Warriors At End Of Season

Stuart Hogg

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will leave Glasgow at the end of the season, the club said on Sunday. The 26-year-old joined the Warriors in 2010 and has scored 215 points in 109 appearances for the club, but said he is looking for a new challenge in his career. Hogg, who helped Glasgow win the 2014-15 Pro 12 title, has earned …

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Lucky Escape For All Blacks As England Denied In Twickenham

England New Zealand

England 15 New Zealand 16 It took until the 60th minute for the All Blacks to lead but Steve Hansen’s men eventually shut down the first half dominance of England to claim a victory by the slimmest of margins. In wet and difficult conditions, it was the home team who thrived early on at Twickenham as they put New Zealand …

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Your TV Guide To Saturday’s Feast Of Rugby

Rugby TV

Last weekend was just the appetiser for the international rugby fixtures which are taking place this month.  Some nations opted for an extra Test match outside of World Rugby’s designated window but we’re heading into the main course with some mouth-watering action taking place on Saturday. Below you will find all the TV details for the matches which are taking …

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Eddie Jones Takes Further Swipe At Sexton Preferential Treatment

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has once again hit out at the treatment Irish outhalf, Jonathan Sexton, receives from referees.  The war of words began during the Six Nations in 2016 when Jones questioned Ireland’s use of Sexton following his spate of concussions. “Sexton is an interesting one, they’ve talked about him having whiplash injury which is not a great …

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Irish Referee John Lacey To Retire At End Of Season

The IRFU have announced that referee, John Lacey, will retire at the end of the season and will take up a high-performance referee coaching and talent identification role. The Tipperary native will take charge of his final Test match when Argentina face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, December 1. He will continue to officiate PRO14 and European games until the end …

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“He’s A Kiwi At Heart & He’d Probably Love To Give It A Crack”

Richie McCaw Joe Schmidt

All Blacks legend, Richie McCaw, believes New Zealand native, Joe Schmidt, would relish the opportunity to coach in his home country. Schmidt’s current contract with the IRFU expires after next year’s World Cup in Japan and New Zealand Rugby chief Steve Tew has admitted that the 53-year-old is among the names being considered to replace the current head coach, Steve Hansen, …

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