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London Irish Sign Kiwi Fly Half

Another New Zealander will make the trip north. London Irish last night confirmed the capture of Hurricanes fly half, James Marshall. However the 27 year old will not join the Exiles until after the end of the 2016 Super Rugby season. This will be Marshall’s second taste of northern hemisphere rugby, after playing with the now defunct Italian side, Aironi, …

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The Pundit Arena Rugby 2016 Preview

A great year of rugby in 2015 is behind us, as we look ahead to 2016. The bad news is that there is no World Cup. The good news is that we have 12 straight months of intense rugby action coming our way. Enough talk, let’s get down to business. Some of Pundit Arena’s main rugby writers, Paul Peerdeman, Ozer …

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Toulon To Replace Leigh Halfpenny With Japanese Star

Toulon are set to lose Leigh Halfpenny this summer. With Welsh full back, Leigh Halfpenny, set to leave Toulon this summer, the French giants are looking into the possibility of signing Japanese star, Ayumu Goromaru. Goromaru earned a move to the Queensland Reds on the back of his performances at the World Cup, particularly his part in Japan’s historic victory over …

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Australia World Cup Prop Pens Deal With Exeter

Australia prop Greg Holmes has signed a two-year contract with Premiership club Exeter Chiefs. The 32-year-old will make the move to Exeter from Super Rugby’s Queensland Reds at the beginning of next season. With 132 appearances under his belt for the Suncorp Stadium side as well as 24 caps for Australia, the tight-head prop certainly has the experience to help …

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Japanese Super Rugby Side Sunwolves Reveal Squad, Coach And Jersey

There has been much hype surrounding the Sunwolves and their introduction to Super Rugby in 2016, and the excitement grew tenfold following the Brave Blossoms’ historic World Cup campaign, where they beat South Africa, Samoa and USA. However, since then, things have been rather underwhelming. Delays in naming a roster and a head coach have raised question marks surrounding their …

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Jamie Joseph Looks Set To Take Japan Job

Japanese Rugby is about to take on a kiwi flavour. Highlanders Coach and Super Rugby winner, Jamie Joseph, looks set to become the next coach of Japan, while fellow former All Black, Mark Hammett, looks like he’ll be announced as coach of the Sunwolves – Japan’s maiden Super Rugby franchise. According to Rich Freeman in the Japan Times, Mark Hammett will be …

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Argentine Super Rugby Franchise Los Jaguares Mean Business

Los Jaguares, the new Super Rugby franchise, will make its bow in 72 days time. At this moment, they are far more prepared than the other new additions to the league, as the Kings and Sunwolves have their respective difficulties. Meanwhile, the Argentine side have named a strong roster, and with Raul Perez taking charge with Felipe Contepomi in the …

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Japan Target Highlanders Coach To Replace Jones

Reports from Japan are indicating that the Japanse Rugby Union are set to target Highlanders coach and Super Rugby winner Jamie Joseph to replace the recently departed Eddie Jones. According to Japanese publication Kyodo News (via 3news.co.nz), the union is currently negotiating with Joseph, with the aim of having an agreement finalised before the end of the year. Joseph is under contract until the …

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Rumours Of Mathieu Bastareaud’s Toulon Exit Gather Pace

Despite signing a five year contract, Mathieu Bastareaud could yet leave Toulon. Earlier this month we reported that French international centre, Mathieu Bastareaud, could leave Toulon in 2017, despite recently signing a five year contract. This is because Bastareaud has had a clause inserted into his contract allowing him join a Japanese club between the second half of 2017 and February …

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Los Jaguares Reveal Impressive Logo And Coaching Ticket

Los Jaguares, the new Super Rugby franchise from Argentina, have announced an impressive coaching ticket to what is already a fearsome squad, and it looks like the club will be all set to launch a serious challenge when they finally take to the field in March. Raul Perez is the head coach of the new franchise. Perez has acted as …

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Kiwi Journalist Wants Southern Hemisphere To Boycott France

Mark Reason has called for a protest against the financial power of French clubs. Over the past number of years we have become used to seeing the southern hemisphere’s top talent join European clubs at the conclusion of their careers. However in recent times, we are seeing an increasing amount of young players take advantage of the lucrative contracts on offer in …

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Picture: Southern Kings Release New Super Rugby Jersey

Much of the attention around the world has been focused on the Sunwolves and Los Jaguares, and the Southern Kings are being somewhat overlooked as part of the Super Rugby expansion. The Kings is in turmoil at present, and one player even got in contact with Pundit Arena to reveal how bad things really are. Nonetheless, the franchise has followed suit with …

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Names Of Los Jaguares Coaching Staff Revealed

The Argentinian Super Rugby franchise will be led by legendary figures. While the name of the Argentine Super Rugby franchise has been an open secret for some time, no details as to who the coaching staff might be have emerged. Indeed, while the Jaguares crest and playing roster have become public knowledge in recent weeks, supporters have been left guessing …

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New Zealand Media Fear Losing Three All Blacks To European Clubs

Three established All Blacks are being linked with moves to Europe. The New Zealand Herald are fearful that three multi capped All Blacks are on the verge of joining clubs in Europe. The players in question are World Cup winners Israel Dagg, Cory Jane and Victor Vito. Although Dagg and Jane have fallen out of favour, Vito remains an important …

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Exclusive: Kings Player Reveals What Is Really Happening At The Super Rugby Franchise

Since the inception of the Kings as a Super Rugby franchise when they took to the field for the 2013 season, things have been shrouded in controversy. Despite a promising first season in Super Rugby, they were relegated in the South African play-off, losing to the Lions 44-42 on aggregate over two legs. Drawn largely from the Eastern Province Kings, the side performed …

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Former Wallaby Boss Turns Down The Sunwolves

The Japanese Super Rugby Franchise have suffered yet another setback. Although the new Japanese Super Rugby Franchise are said the have contracted 25 players, few details as to who those individuals might be have emerged. However in an interview with Fox Sports, New SANZAR chief executive, Andy Marinos, claimed that the Sunwolves had signed a core group of players who represented Japan at …

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