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International Rugby: The Greatest Captains XV

At the heart of every good team is a fantastic captain and there have been some truly great leaders in rugby over the years. We decided to put together a XV made up of the most successful captains in the history of rugby union. 1) Wilson Whineray (22 wins) As a player, Sir Wilson Whineray played 32 tests for the …

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France Suffer Shock Retirement

France suffer second major retirement in as many weeks. French international hooker, Dimitri Szarzewski, has shocked new France coach, Guy Noves, by announcing his retirement. The news comes just one week after Thierry Dusautoir brought the curtain down on his international career. However, while Dusautoir’s announcement was expected, Szarzewski’s has taken many by surprise. Indeed it had been reported that the Racing hooker was a …

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France Move Quickly To Replace Thierry Dusautoir As Captain

Thierry Dusautoir announced his retirement from international rugby last night. Midi Olympique have reported that new France coach, Guy Noves, has moved quickly to replace Thierry Dusautoir as Captain of the French team. The rugby publication have claimed that Noves was not surprised by Dusautoir’s decision to retire, having discussed the possibility of such a scenario with his assistant, Yannick Bru, upon taking the job. …

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Thierry Dusautoir Retires From International Rugby

French captain Thierry Dusautoir has called it a day after 80 caps with Les Bleus. The flanker will go down as one of the greats of the professional era, and will be remembered for his amazing performances against New Zealand in the 2007 and 2011 World Cups. Dusautoir ended his Frace career on a low, with a heavy quarter-final loss …

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Thierry Dusautoir Has his Say On Rumours of French Players Revolt

Rumours of a player led revolt against Philippe Saint-Andre emerged last night. Although L’Obs Sport reported last night that the French squad had revolted against the management of Philippe Saint-Andre, Thierry Dusautoir has today denied any such action took place. Serge Raffy had asserted that the French players were taking training and had selected the team to play New Zealand this weekend. However captain Dusautoir …

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François Trinh-Duc Left Out Of French World Cup Squad

French Coach, Philippé Saint-Andre, has left François Trinh-Duc out of his World Cup Squad Despite starting against England in Twickenham last week, François Trinh-Duc has been left out of the Philippé Saint-Andre’s squad for the World Cup. The French Coach has instead opted for the mercurial Frédéric Michalak and the inexperienced Castres fly half, Rémi Tales. Although this will not leave France short of kicking options, having also …

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Ireland vs France: Three Key Clashes

As Ireland prepare to take on France at the Aviva Stadium on Valentines day, Ozer McMahon picks out three key clashes ahead of Joe Schmidt’s sides second Six Nations game.   Before you can run, you have to start walking. And nobody can accuse Ireland of hitting the ground running against Italy last weekend. Yet, they emerged with a healthy margin of …

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Rugby: European Champions Cup Preview: Pools 4 and 5

In the build up this year’s European Rugby Champions Cup, the new competition to replace the Heineken Cup, our writer, Jonathan Abbott previews pools 4 and 5 Pool 4: This is an intriguing pool that raises a lot of questions for rugby fans. Can Toulouse, with their new signings, be a force in Europe again? Will Montpellier or Bath make the step up to Europe’s …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No.3 Stade Toulousain (2010)

Coming in at number three on our list of Heineken Cup heavyweights is the Stade Toulousain side of 2010. A team packed with talent, this Toulouse side dominated Europe’s premier tournament. No.3 Stade Toulousain (2010) When the short history of the Heineken Cup is told in future generations it will be remembered that Munster brought the romance, Leicester the professionalism and the dominant …

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