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Professional Rugby in America? We Need Your Help

South Africa v USA - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

I was in Dublin not too long ago and bumped into one of the Pundit Arena writers in a pub (where else?) and once we both figured out that we had a lot of friends in common in the rugby world – our conversation turned to “why don’t you guys have professional rugby”? Actually, first he bought me a Guinness …

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A European Based Tier Two XV To Rattle The Northern Hemisphere

South Africa v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Many of the tier two nations have started to close the gap on their established rivals. Although the 2015 World Cup has not proved to be the watershed moment many envisaged for tier two nations, the likes of Georgia are continuing to put forward their case for international advancement. While they are unlikely to gain entry into the Six Nations any …

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Four Premiership Clubs Competing To Sign Sam Underhill

Sam Underhill has become one of the hottest properties in English rugby. Although he may only be 20 years of age, Sam Underhill has become one of England’s most sought after players. However, as the openside finds himself playing for the Ospreys while studying in Cardiff, Underhill cannot be included in the England squad until he joins a Premiership club. Consequently, …

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Samu Manoa In Line For Shock Return To The Premiership

Bath Rugby v Northampton Saints - Aviva Premiership

Samu Manoa could be about to return to the Premiership. Although Samu Manoa only joined Toulon from the Northampton Saints at the beginning of the season, the big American second row could make a dramatic return to Franklin’s Gardens this summer. Despite signing a lucrative four year deal with the French giants, the Northampton Chronicle and Echo understand the Saints have opened …

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Video Highlights: Toulon Trounce Clermont In Top 14

Toulon finally kickstarted their season, following a disappointing loss to Wasps in Europe, with a trouncing of Clermont Auvergne in Stade Michelin. For a stadium which is renowned and revered around Europe, last season’s Champions Cup runners-up were well and truly humbled. Despite a stuttering start to the year, Toulon are now up to third in the Top 14, two …

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A Dream XV Of Tier Two Rugby Nations

The so called ‘Tier Two’ nations of rugby made serious strides this World Cup, showing the importance of holding a structure and being well organised. Japan and Georgia showed this in overcoming Pacific Island nations. However, these teams did rely on some moments of magic from individual talent to get them over the line in some games. So how far …

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GIF: Samu Manoa’s Smashing Hit On Kosei Ono Is Cringe Worthy

It literally looks like he could have broken him… This one goes back a couple of weeks but it has only just taken off on Reddit this afternoon. Samu Manoa is currently viewed as one of  the most explosive players in world rugby. The Toulon bound number 8 is famed for his hard hitting tackles and ferocious attacking drives. Coming …

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The “Boomfah” Top 5 – The Big Hitters To Look Out For At RWC 2015

The “Boomfah” Top 5: Justin Marshall’s annoyingly cheesy catchphrase “Boomfah” is one he pulls out every time there is a big collision. Many Kiwi viewers of Super Rugby and International footy have become so used to this phrase that many find themselves shouting it out even before Marshall does. The Boomfah top five comprises of the top five big hitters …

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Professional Rugby Players Form Biker Gang…Using Bicycles

Yeah you may be cool but are you Samu Manoa, Ken Pisi, Kahn Fotuali’i and Ahsee Tuala on pimped out bicycles cool? Nice video of some of the Northampton Saints guys here showing off their rides, but this is more DIY than ‘Pimp My Ride’ and we love it. The YouTube title to this proclaims the guys have started a ‘BMX …

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