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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

All Blacks

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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Vahaamahina Announces Retirement Following World Cup Dismissal

Vahaamahina

France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina has announced his retirement from international rugby duty one day after his side were knocked out of the World Cup by Wales in the quarter-final.  The 28-year-old was sent off during the dramatic 20-19 loss following an elbow on Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright.  Vahaamahina maintains that he always intended on retiring following the conclusion of France’s …

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Ireland V Wales: Combined XV As Chosen By You

Ireland Wales

Ireland take on Wales in their final World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium today with both teams looking to impress before boarding the plane to Japan. While it is a warm-up game, there is much at stake for both sides. Having endured a mixed season so far, Warren Gatland will be hoping his side can gain momentum from …

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Ireland V Wales: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

Ireland Wales

Ireland welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon for their final warm-up game before they board the flight to Japan for the World Cup. The fixture will also mark the final game on home soil for captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt who will both be stepping away following the tournament. However, it will also serve …

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Wales Announce Squad For Upcoming Rugby World Cup

Wales manager Warren Gatland has revealed his finalised 31-man squad ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The side had their final opportunity to impress the coach ahead of the tournament – losing out to Ireland by a score of 22-17 yesterday. And while the match was technically a warm-up, there was quite a lot on the line …

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Wales Name Debutant Pair In Starting XV For Ireland Clash

England Team

Warren Gatland has made some interesting calls in his selection of the Welsh squad who will take on Ireland on Saturday in the Principality Stadium. The match will stand as the coach’s final outing in charge of the national side before embarking on his pursuit of World Cup glory in Japan and later leaving the role entirely upon its completion. …

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Eddie Jones Names Two Debutants In Starting XV For Wales Clash

England head coach Eddie Jones has named two debutants in his starting XV for Sunday’s clash with Wales at Twickenham. Jones hands Gloucester’s Willi Heinz his first cap at scrum half with Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie set to start for England on the right wing. Leicester Tigers’ fly-half George Ford will captain the side on his 56th cap while Anthony Watson …

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Wales V Ireland: A Combined XV As Chosen By You

Ireland Wales

We are just one day away from ‘Super Saturday’ when the winner of the Guinness Six Nations 2019 will be decided. All eyes will be on Cardiff in the second game where Wales take on Ireland with the Grand Slam in their sight. Ahead of the 2.45pm kick-off, we asked you to choose your combined XV from the named starting …

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Stander: Roof Open Or Closed, It Doesn’t Matter

CJ Stander has admitted that he would prefer to see the roof in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff closed for tomorrow’s pivotal Guinness Six Nations game between Wales and Ireland.  Traditionally, the decision on whether the roof remains open or closed lies with the visiting team and speaking to the media in Carton House yesterday, Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, …

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Wales V Ireland: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

Wales Ireland

Wales and Ireland have named their teams for the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam deciding game in the Principality Stadium on Saturday.  Liam Williams has been passed fit to play as Warren Gatland named an unchanged side from that which beat Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend. Captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Welshman Gethin Jenkins’ total test appearance record as …

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