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Sam Warburton Joins Wales Background Team Ahead Of Six Nations

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The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that former captain Sam Warburton will join Wayne Pivac’s background team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  The former flanker retired in the summer of 2018, a year after leading the British and Irish Lions to a series draw against the All Blacks. Warburton’s role will be a technical advisor for the breakdown/defence. Former …

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The Week’s Five Hottest Rugby Stories

This time of year can be tough for rugby supporters. In the northern hemisphere at least, there is no domestic action as clubs prepare for the upcoming season which begins in September. However, the last week has seen some pretty big announcements and the Sevens World Cup and Super Rugby quarter-finals also provided some talking points so here, we take …

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Stuart Barnes: Sam Warburton Was Not A Great Player

The rugby world is still reeling over the news that Sam Warburton has retired at the young age of 29.  The two-time British and Irish Lions captain has had a distinguished career where he led the Lions to a Series victory against Australia in 2013 and also drawing the series against the All Blacks last year. He also led Wales …

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Wales International Sam Warburton Retires From Rugby Aged 29

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Sam Warburton (Captain) poses for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton has retired from rugby at the age of 29. The former British and Lions captain had recently returned to training with Cardiff Blues, having come back from knee and neck surgery, but has decided to call it a day as he felt that he could not return to the heights of his pre-injury performances. …

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Huge Blow For Wales As Sam Warburton To Undergo Neck Surgery

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Having skippered the British and Irish Lions to a remarkable series draw with New Zealand over the summer, the return to normal life has been far from smooth for Sam Warburton. The Wales flanker has received a huge setback as it has been confirmed that he will have to undergo neck surgery. The Cardiff Blues have today released a statement …

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Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

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Three Reasons Why Warren Gatland Deserves Huge Credit

As the British and Irish Lions reflect on the last seven weeks, they can take immense pride in what they have achieved. Many people didn’t give them a prayer when they left home soil at the end of May but they came together brilliantly and played a key role in a truly epic series. They may not have managed to …

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Sam Warburton Stands By Kyle Sinckler Over His Arrest In New Zealand

In the aftermath of the Lions’ hard-earned series stalemate against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, the squad relaxed and socialised together for a few days before flying home.  Soon after that dramatic 15-15 draw in Auckland, news emerged that Kyle Sinckler was arrested by New Zealand police in the early hours of Sunday morning as the players …

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The Top Four Candidates Right Now For 2021 Lions Captaincy

There’s much debate at present about future Lions tours even occurring due to increased demands on players and domestic competition dates.  However, assuming the 2021 Lions will tour South Africa, as per recent tour cycles, who will lead them on this next venture? Here are four candidates who toured New Zealand this summer. ________ 4. Peter O’Mahony Peter O’Mahony captained …

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