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The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Means Joe Schmidt Is Now Favourite To Land Super Rugby Role

Ireland Captains Run

Joe Schmidt has been linked with a number of vacancies in New Zealand. Throughout this summer, various reports emerged from New Zealand linking Joe Schmidt with a move to a number of Super Rugby franchises. Indeed, while Ireland were touring South Africa, we exclusively revealed that Schmidt would in fact announce that he would leave his position. Although we could …

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Glasgow Warriors To Replace Gregor Townsend With Highly Respected New Zealand Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend will become Scotland coach next season. The Scottish Rugby Union shocked the rugby world yesterday, when they announced that Gregor Townsend would replace Vern Cotter as coach of the national team at the end of the 2016/17 season. Although many foresaw Townsend’s appointed, Cotter had arrested Scotland’s slide into the doldrums, and was a refereeing decision away from beating …

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Wales International Lock Super Rugby Bound

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Tony McGahan, coach of the Rebels looks on during the round five Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Highlanders at AAMI Park on March 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Super Rugby franchise Melbourne Rebels have secured their final marquee summer signing with the signature of Wales international lock Dominic Day. The former Scarlets second row was a member of the 2015 Waled rugby World Cup squad which made it to the quarter finals and made three appearances for his country last season. Having left Aviva Premiership side Bath, the …

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Top 10: Coaches With The Best Winning Ratios In Club Rugby Right Now

Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a new coaching position becomes available, the media begin highlighting potential candidates to fill the vacancy and use percentage win rates as a means of promoting one contender over another. In the cut throat world of professional sport, this is to be expected. With massive TV deals on offer and sponsors wanting to be associated with a winning team, rugby is no different …

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A Northern Hemisphere Bound Super Rugby XV

European clubs are raiding the southern hemisphere for some of the game’s biggest names. With the Super Rugby season after coming to a conclusion, some of the southern hemisphere’s best players are already making their way north to join European clubs. Although this annual migration is nothing new, the age profile of the players leaving Super Rugby is clearly a …

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Watch: The Most Mezmerising Tries From The 2015/16 Super Rugby Season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the match ball is tackled seen during the Super Rugby trial match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Following from our Top Five Ferocious Hits from the Super Rugby season just past in which we detailed certain aspects of the 2015/16 season which gave reason for either concern, praise or passion; it is now time for us to take a look at another aspect of the southern hemispheres premier rugby competition; tries. While it goes without saying that Super Rugby, …

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Quade Cooper In Line For Shock Recall To Australian Starting XV

Australia v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Quade Cooper could start against the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup. After a season in which Quade Cooper missed out on featuring at the Olympics and didn’t have his contract renewed by Toulon, the playmaker could yet start at flyhalf against the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe Cup match. The news comes after Fox News reported that Michael …

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The Rugby World Sympathizes For Sonny Bill Williams

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With New Zealand sevens rugby still in shock over the ill-fated foot injury to talisman Sonny Bill Williams, a host of peer, pundits and fans alike have flooded in with messages of condolences and sympathy for the tri-discipline rugby player. After going against all odds and succeeding where other premier names within the code of XV’s had failed in making …

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Opinion: Springboks’ Transformation Cannot Happen Artificially

In a country where national identity and issues of race and racial equality constantly permeate everyday life, South Africa’s sporting institutions are a fascinating reflection of the nation’s insecurities. Successive South African governments have been constantly pushing a ‘transformation’ agenda, or forcing through fundamental changes in the ethnic make-up of Springboks players, Springbok coaches and administrative staff. Of course, in …

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Steve Hansen Addresses Chiefs Stripper Scandal

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: All Black coach Steve Hansen speaks during a New Zealand All Blacks media session at The Lensbury on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand Rugby and Super Rugby franchise Waikato Chiefs are to both spearhead an investigation into allegations from a stripper who has accused Chiefs players of sexual misconduct and abuse following an end of season party last Monday. The woman involved has requested to be referred to as her stage name Scarlett so as to keep her identity anonymous and …

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Damage Control? Cheika Selects Veteran Genia Ahead Of Frisby

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Wallabies Coach, Michael Cheika speaks to the media during an Australian Wallabies media opportunity at Weigall Sports Ground on August 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika invoked Giteau’s Law to select five European-based players with 60 caps over seven years for his 2016 Rugby Championship squad. Among these, choosing 33-year-old Will Genia ahead of Nick Frisby has raised eyebrows. Is it a move of desperation? After the Wallabies’ historic 3-0 series defeat by the touring England side and the dismal showing of Australian sides in …

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All Black Star Winger Set To Miss Northern Hemisphere Tour

New Zealand v Tonga - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

New Zealand will be without one of their top players for the upcoming November series. Although many had expected Nehe Milner-Skudder to return from injury in time for the All Blacks’ European tour, it now looks likely that he will miss the November series. Despite undergoing surgery after dislocating his shoulder during the Highlanders’ 34-15 victory over the Lions in …

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