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Even More All Blacks Want To Play For Pacific Islands At The 2019 World Cup

Momentum is beginning to grow towards a change in the World Rugby eligibility rules when it comes to representing international sides.  Currently, a player may represent another international union if he fulfils the following criteria: He must not have played for the first international side for three years; He must have a passport for the second country; The first game he …

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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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Who Are The Top Five Number 8s In World Rugby Right Now?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Following on from our review of who currently rank as the top 5 scrum halves and top 5 openside flankers in rugby right now, here we have decided to take a stab at the pivotal Number 8 position in a list which is sure to lead to a host of debate. — Taulupe Faletau At 26 years of age Talupe Faletau has already become …

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Ulster Set To Announce Signing Of Springbok Backrow

Ulster Rugby v Toulouse - European Rugby Champions Cup

Ulster have moved fast after missing out on Victor Vito. When Ulster coach, Les Kiss, announced that the province were set to unveil a number of signings in the coming coming weeks, fans hoped that long time target, Victor Vito, would be on his way to Belfast. However fans of the northern province were left disappointed when it was revealed yesterday …

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Six Attainable Transfer Targets That Could Return Ireland’s Provinces To Europe’s Top Table

The Irish provinces are in need of rejuvenation. For much of the past decade Ireland’s provinces dominated European rugby. However with the likes of Mourad Boudjellal bankrolling Top 14 sides and English clubs benefiting from additional TV revenue, the Irish teams have struggled to attract  the game’s top talent. Indeed with the likes of Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll retiring, Ireland’s provinces …

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Two More World Cup Winning All Blacks Set For Top 14

New Zealand look set to lose another two World Cup Winners. For any other nation, losing the likes of Dan Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Richie McCaw would decimate their national team. However this is not the case for New Zealand. Nevertheless, their depth of talent is beginning to be tested with the huge number of players now plying their trade …

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Big David Pocock News Coming Out Of France

David Pocock has reportedly received a substantial offer from a Top 14 club. At the beginning of November, Fox Sports reported that Bordeaux Bégles, Toulouse and Racing 92 were interested in signing Wallaby flanker, David Pocock. The news was not unexpected, Pocock was after all one the the World Cup’s stand out players and his contract was set to expire at the end of the …

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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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La Rochelle Linked With Massive Move For All Black Number 8

La Rochelle could be one the verge of signing one of New Zealand’s best backrow forwards. All Black number 8, Victor Vito, is on the verge of signing for Top 14 side, La Rochelle. The news was reported by rugby journalist, Gavin Mortimer. Gossip, and @midi_olympique claims that La Rochelle are “on the point of obtaining the signature” of All Black …

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Ulster Linked With All Black World Cup Winner

Ulster are looking to replace Nick Williams. Writing in the Irish Independent, Ruaidhri O’Connor has reported that Ulster are looking to sign All Black number 8, Victor Vito. O’Connor has claimed that Vtio has yet to sign a new deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union, with Ulster ready to bring the Hurricanes player to Belfast. Vito would replace Nick Williams, whose contract …

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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Milner-Skudder Starts In Strong All Blacks Side For RWC Opener

Steve Hansen has named his side to tackle Argentina at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. With 1200 tests in the starting XV the All Blacks head into the match as firm favourites. The rapid rise of Nehe Milner-Skudder sees the star outside back take his place on the right wing, forming a lethal combination with Julian Savea and Ben Smith. Milner-Skudder …

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