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The Five Most Important Things We Learnt From The Lions Selection

Christchurch , New Zealand - 10 June 2017; Peter O'Mahony of the British & Irish Lions following the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s felt like a lifetime of waiting but the Lions and the All Blacks will finally do battle this Saturday. Since landing down under certain players have firmly put themselves straight into that starting team for the first test. However, up until the selection, most fans could only guess who would be playing in what position.  The left wing, the back row and George …

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Five Things Ireland Must Do If They Are To Stop Australia’s Grand Slam

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 23: David Pocock of Australia during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Australia team has performed admirably during the northern tour, eking out an unbeaten record after wins over Wales, Scotland and France. However, the little Aussie engine that could may come to a shuddering halt if Ireland target the following five areas of Wallaby weakness. Stop Israel Folau and Tevita Kuridrani The two form horses of the Aussie backline thrive on …

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Joe Schmidt Makes Five Changes To History Chasing Ireland XV

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland looks on prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Having come into this tour with a number of key players unavailable, many pundits, fans and bystanders alike had written off Ireland’s prospects of claiming an historic first ever test series victory in the African continent. Boy how we were wrong. Without the services of the likes of Peter O’ Mahoney, Sean O’Brien, the Kearney brothers, Tommy O’ Donnell or …

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International Rugby: The ‘One-Club Man’ XV

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean O'Brien of Ireland breaks through the tackle of Matt Evans of Canada during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Canada at the Millennium Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With all the talk around professional rugby seemingly focused on the transfer market and with hundreds of players moving between clubs, countries and hemispheres it seemed a pertinent time to pay homage to those who aren’t so nomadic, who are devoted to the team that developed them and the town, city or region they call home. To qualify for this …

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Seven European Stars Who Would Shine In The Super 15

during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England.

Southern hemisphere rugby is rightly considered king but there’s still plenty of talent here in Europe that would create a stir down south. Here are seven northern hemisphere stars who would shine in the Super 15: 1. George North The 6ft 4in, 17 stone powerhouse was outstanding in the Six Nations: finishing the tournament as the top try scorer with …

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New Zealand Media Label David Pocock’s Injury As ‘Poetic Justice’

New Zealand’s media have suggested that David Pocock should have been suspended for Australia’s quarter final clash. World Rugby’s judicial officers had a busy week dealing with the infringements of Sean O’Brien, Ross Ford and Jonny Gray. However writing in the New Zealand Herald, Paul Lewis, claims that the game’s governing body missed David Pocock’s knee on Scott Baldwin. Lewis wrote, …

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Joe Schmidt Names Strong Ireland Side To Take On England

Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt, has named a strong Irish team to face England. After England arguably named their strongest possible line up to face Ireland on Saturday, Joe Schmidt has followed suit. The Irish coach has made seven changes to the side that lost to Wales, as Schmidt looks to win in Twickenham. After impressing against Scotland, Simon Zebo once more …

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Rugby – European Champions Cup Preview: Pool 2

As our preview of next season’s European Rugby Champions Cup continues, Jonathan Abbott previews pool 2, which includes three-time European Champions Leinster. The Irish province will do battle with Castres, and London’s duo of Harlequins and play-off winners Wasps. _____ Leinster (4/7) Key Player: Sean O’Brien Player to Watch: Zane Kirchner ( Debut year last year, but scintillating in the Pro12 final against …

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