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Journalist Stephen Jones’ Lions Squad Is Littered With Dark Horses

Rugby fans around the world are waiting with bated breath as they ponder and debate Warren Gatland’s impending Lions squad selection. The Kiwi coach will name his squad on Wednesday, charged with the task of shocking World Cup champions New Zealand across three tests in the summer. Which players will get the call-up? Will there be a bolter? Who will captain the …

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Brian O’Driscoll Picks His Preferred Lions Starting XV

Brian O’Driscoll has had his say over what he believes is the strongest fifteen available to Lions coach Warren Gatland. O’Driscoll, veteran of four tours and official captain of the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has been running the rule over the players available to Gatland as the Lions embark on a test series against the same opposition this summer. …

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Andy Goode Selects His Lions 37-Man Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind. Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and …

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The Power XV: Picking The Strongest Team In World Rugby

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Who’s the strongest of them all? Having assembled a Speed XV and a Flair XV, we wonder if a Power XV would trample over both these teams. In a world of blockbusting, gym-honed gladiators, who would make the most physically powerful XV in their respective positions? And which XV out of the three sides would come out on top overall? …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Pings A 58 Metre Kick & Drops A Hulk Celebration

Stuart Hogg can certainly hit them… Having seriously impressed throughout the 2017 Six Nations, Stuart Hogg was only recently confirmed as the player of the tournament for the second year running. Although Scotland finished fourth in the table when all was said and done, the 24-year-old was the standout player for his nation scoring two tries against Ireland and setting …

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RFU Chief Executive Backs Changes To Six Nations Calendar

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: Captain Dylan Hartley of England lifts the Six nations trophy following the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The RFU are to back plans to reduce the current Six Nations schedule. Under the current calendar, the five fixtures are spread out across seven weekends (including two rest weeks) but the RFU have put their support behind the proposed move to eliminate one of the rest weeks from the 2020 campaign onwards, incorporating the changes to the global season announced …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Gets Roasted By Team-mates As He Learns Of Six Nations Player Of The Championship Win

On Thursday Scotland’s Stuart Hogg was named the RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second consecutive year, rubber stamping his standing as one of the best full-backs in the game today. The 24-year-old was the standout player for Scotland again in the recently concluded tournament and although they finished fourth in the table, it was only on …

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Stuart Hogg Announced As RBS Six Nations Player Of The Championship

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been announced as the 2017 Six Nations Player of the Championship, his second time receiving the award in as many years. Far and away Scotland’s most consistent and influential player, the 24-year-old was his usual attacking self, helping put title hopefuls Ireland to the sword on the opening day of the championships. Following the public …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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