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Saracens And Toulouse Targeting Welsh Half Back Duo

Clubs from the Premiership and Top 14 are ready to pounce for Wales Stars. The Ospreys could be set to lose two of their best players according to Wales Online. The Welsh news site has reported that Dan Biggar is awaiting developments in Rhys Webb’s contractual negotiations before committing to the WRU and the Ospreys. Both players contracts are set …

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Welsh Rugby Officials Not Happy With George North’s Decision To Remain At Northampton

The Chief Executive of Rugby Wales was disappointed with George North’s decision not to return to Wales. Rugby Wales Chief Executive, Mark Davies, has spoken of his disappointment at George North’s decision to remain at the Northampton Saints. Davies told the BBC, that he would like to see players such as North back in Wales to offer a ‘return on investment …

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Clermont Set To Offer Former Lions Captain £500,000 Per Year Contract

Clermont are hoping to land Lions star. Reports emanating from Wales this afternoon suggest that Alun Wyn Jones is set to be offered a contract worth £500,000 per year by Top 14 leaders, Clermont Auvergne. Wales Online believe that the 30 year old lock is wanted by Clermont after impressing against the French side with the Ospreys last weekend. Jones was previously …

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The Millennium Stadium Is No More

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium is set to undergo a name change. One of rugby’s most iconic grounds is set to undergo a name change, with the Millennium Stadium to become known as the Principality Stadium at the turn of the year. The name change is part of a ten year naming rights agreement with the Principality Building Society and will see Wales’ game with Scotland …

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Video: Club Rugby Team Score 100m Counter Attack Try

Club rugby sides don’t always score 100m counter attack tries when on camara, but when they do… Glynneath were playing Merthy in the Welsh Division One West, and were defending for their lives on their own try-line. However, as an opposition player stretched to get over the line, Glynneath’s scrum-half pounced to turn the ball over, before breaking out. Seven …

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Supporters Were Not Impressed By David Strettle’s Lack Of Sportsmanship

David Strettle appealed for the referees intervention against the Ospreys. With Clermont in full control of today’s game against the Ospreys, England winger David Strettle appeared to appeal toward the referee after being held back by Sam Davies. The incident occurred during the 72nd minute as the French side pushed for a bonus point. Although Davies did pull Strettle back, it …

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Bath Sign Welsh International Second Row

Bath have added a Grand Slam winning to their squad. After claiming a late victory over Leinster today, Bath have further reason to celebrate after signing Welsh second row, Luke Charteris. Capped on 62 occasions by Wales, Charteris will join Bath from French Club, Racing. The news was broken by Welsh rugby writer, Simon Thomas, on Twitter this evening . Although the …

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What Can England Learn From The Euro 2016 Qualifying Statistics?

The full time whistle has blown on the qualifying matches for France 2016 and we now have our line-up for the finals next summer. England have qualified from Group E with a ‘perfect’ 100% record but UEFA’s statistics from the qualifying matches leave me a little concerned. _____ Premier League statistics often show us that possession isn’t everything. It’s what …

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Third Club Expresses Interest in George North

It was thought that George North would sign a new contract with the Northampton Saints. In the aftermath of last weekends European Champions Cup clash between the Northampton Saints and the Scarlets, Jim Mallinder told the assembled media that he was confident that George North would extend his stay with the English club. Although reports in Wales suggested that the Lions …

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The Future Of Shaun Edwards To Be Decided In Next Two Weeks

Shaun Edwards is coveted by many within the RFU. For a number of months now, there have been many rumours as to the future of Welsh defence coach, Shaun Edwards. Although it was originally thought that Edwards would join a revamped England set up, rumours connecting him with Ireland began to emerge. However the renowned coach remains at Wales. Indeed, although Edwards …

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George North Yet To Decide Where His Future Lies

The future of the Lions winger remains uncertain. In the aftermath of last nights game between the Northampton Saints and the Scarlets, talk quickly moved onto the future of George North. With the Welsh Rugby Union in confident mood after convincing Jonathan Davies to return to the Scarlets, their attention is now turning to the Lions star. Wales Online reported that …

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Warren Gatland Issues Statement On Rumors Linking Him To England Post

Warren Gatland has at last made a categorical statement on his future.  Although Wales coach, Warren Gatland, has consistently denied any speculation linking him with replacing Stuart Lancaster, rumors of England’s interest continued to circulate in the press. For that reason, the Kiwi born coach told Wales Online this afternoon that he is ‘not interested in the England job’. The …

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If England’s Euro 2016 Qualifying Opponents Were English Clubs Who Would They Be?

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On a scale of Manchester City to Newport County, England would be about an Everton. But how would England’s Euro 2016 qualifying opponents fare against English club sides? _____ Ten out of ten for England – they made what looked like an easy qualifying process look exactly that. But have you ever debated how certain international teams would match up against …

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Toulon Linked With Former Wales And Lions Captain

Toulon are looking to once more flex their financial muscle. According to Wales Online,  Mourad Boudjellal is looking to bring Alun Wyn Jones to Toulon. The former Wales Captain, who is out of contract at the end of this season, and has already admitted that he does no know where his future lies. Jones is currently on a dual contract with …

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The Bumper Pundit Arena Rugby World Cup Review

The dust is settled, and as we look back at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it is fair to point out that it was the best one yet. We speak for the entire Rugby community in saying we miss the top class action day in, day out. Some of Pundit Arena’s rugby writers have pitted their heads together to review what …

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Warren Gatland Has Put A Finishing Date On His Wales Tenure

One of Wales’ greatest ever coaches has decided when he will be calling time on his career with the WRU.  After helping Wales to three Six Nations titles, including two Grand Slams, Gatland has decided the 2019 World Cup in Japan will be his last hurrah with the Welsh. The 52-year-old plans to return to New Zealand following the first World …

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Nigel Owens Gives Unequivocal Answer About His Refereeing Future

Nigel Owens, who will referee a local match between two Welsh clubs this Saturday, just a week after officiating in the Rugby World Cup final, has been very clear when discussing what the future holds for him regarding refereeing.  The man in the middle for New Zealand and Australia’s Web Ellis Cup clash last Saturday has stated that he intends to keep refereeing up until …

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