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Mark McCall: Munster A Tougher Opponent With Rowntree & Larkham

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Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall believes Munster are a much tougher prospect than the last time the two sides met thanks to the addition of Graham Rowntree and Stephen Larkham. The pair have crossed paths a few times in rugby’s most prestigious club competition with their most recent match coming in last season’s semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in …

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Larkham Praises “Amazing” Mathewson As He Prepares To Leave Munster

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham has heaped praise on the province’s departing scrum-half, Alby Mathewson, who will feature for Munster for the final time this weekend.  The province announced his departure earlier this week. The New Zealand native was originally signed on a short-term contract as injury cover for Conor Murray but remained with Munster for 15 months. This weekend’s …

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Graham Rowntree Outlines The Reason He Is Joining Munster

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Incoming Munster coach Graham Rowntree has spoken publicly about how his move to the southern province came to fruition. The former British and Irish Lions coach will link up with Johann van Graan following the departure of Jerry Flannery as forwards coach at the end of last season. Ex-Wallaby out-half Stephen Larkham will also be coming on board where he …

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Munster Confirm Wallabies Legend Stephen Larkham As New Senior Coach

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Munster have confirmed that Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham will join the province as a new senior coach ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Munster are currently in the midst of a coaching reshuffle after the news that Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones would be leaving the province. The southern province have already secured the services of former England and British & …

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Munster Set To Appoint Stephen Larkham As Backs & Attack Coach

Former Australian out-half, Stephen Larkham looks set to become Munster’s new backs and attack coach. According to Cian Tracey of the Irish Independent, the former Wallabies player was in Limerick yesterday to finalise terms with the southern province and officially take over the role from Felix Jones. The 45-year-old was let go from Michael Cheika’s senior coaching staff earlier this …

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Wallabies Sack Attack Coach With World Cup On The Horizon

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Stephen Larkham has been removed from his position of Wallabies attack coach and will now take up a new job as a national high-performance coach advisor.  According to reports, tensions have been simmering between head coach Michael Cheika and Larkham with the latter understood not to have been able to implement his strategies on the team as the Wallabies averaged …

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O’Gara Among Five New Inductees Into World Rugby Hall Of Fame

World Rugby have announced this morning that they have inducted five new members into the hall of fame.  One of those is Munster and Ireland legend Ronan O’Gara who is currently an assistant coach with the Crusaders in New Zealand. The other four inductees are Liza Burgess (Wales), Stephen Larkham (Australia), Pierre Villepreux (France) and Bryan Williams (New Zealand). The World …

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Christian Lealiifano Enters Remission And Opens Up On Battle Against Leukemia

Brumbies and Wallabies fly-half Christian Lealiifano has entered remission just six months after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Lealiifano received the positive news exactly 100 days after his diagnosis and spoke to reporters about how he had to overcome negativity in his battle against the life-threatening malignant disease. “As hard as it is to say, I’m definitely blessed to have gone …

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England Head Coach Eddie Jones – ‘I’ve Never Seen A More Talented Flyhalf’

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Eddie Jones, Head Coach of England speaks with George Ford during an England Rugby open training session at Twickenham Stadium on January 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

England Head Coach Eddie Jones has praised Bath fly-half George Ford as the most talented outhalf he’s ever seen following a two day training camp in Brighton earlier this week. Ford was one of two fly-half’s selected in the 37 man England training squad alongside Saracens outhalf Alex Lozowski with teammate Owen Farrell also able to cover the pivot if needed. After briefly …

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Just The Stats: Australia’s Greatest XV

As we continue our look at the best players for each major rugby nation based entirely on statistics, we next come to Australia. Australia’s Wallabies have struggled of late to be the dominant force they were during the 1990s and for much of the 2000s. When one thinks of great Australian players, many of them come from the Rugby World …

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International Rugby: ‘Conquering The All Blacks’ XV – Part 1

New Zealand is arguably the greatest rugby nation the world has ever seen, but who are the players that have defeated them the most? Few rugby fans would argue against New Zealand being labelled the greatest rugby nation in the world. Going beyond their three World Cup titles and back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2015, the All Blacks have played 541 …

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George Ford To Start Against Australia

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Eddie Jones in set to return George Ford to England’s starting XV. Although George Ford did not start against Australian last weekend, after replacing Luther Burrell in the 28th minute, England’s defensive shaped improved immeasurably and they looked far more dangerous in attack. Ford’s wonderfully floated pass to Marland Yarde, and perfectly weighted kick in behind for Jack Nowell’s try, only …

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Stephen Larkham Hints At Monster Midfield Selection For Wallabies

Australia could be looking to counter England’s “bodyline” game plan. In the aftermath of Wallabies 39-28 defeat to England last weekend, some in the Australian media criticised Michael Cheika’s midfield combination. Although Australia scored four tries, their lack of creativity in midfield was highlighted as one of the reasons for their 11 point loss. Consequently, within hours of the game concluding …

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David Pocock Contemplating Leaving Professional Rugby On Sabbatical

Australian flanker David Pocock is reportedly contemplating leaving professional rugby on a one year sabbatical next year to pursue a master’s degree at one of the Oxbridge college’s. According to reports from The Australian, Pocock is believed to make his decision on his immediate playing future within the next 10 days, with Wallabies coach Michael Chieka believed to be involved …

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Changes To The Laws Governing The Maul To Be Enforced

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Referees will enforce new laws governing the maul. Although World Rugby introduced changes to the laws governing the maul last June, it would seem that referees have been liberal in their implementation. The change was supposed to see the ripper, the player who takes the ball from the initial carrier in a maul, remain attached to the ball carrier, in order to …

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