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Major Shaun Edwards News Coming Out Of Wales

Shaun Edwards had been linked with England. Wales fans can now relax before Christmas, after the WRU this afternoon announced that defence coach, Shaun Edwards, had signed a new three year deal. Edwards had been linked with a similar post in Eddie Jones’ England set up, and was even at one stage thought to have been targeted by Ireland. However, …

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Dragons Lash Out At WRU Over Faletau Transfer

Bath confirmed that they had signed Toby Faletau earlier today. Although Toby Faletau’s transfer to Bath will not come as a great shock to many supporters, the Newport Gwent Dragons were under the belief that the number 8 was negotiating with the Welsh Rugby Union. While Bath had been actively chasing the Tongan born backrow, Warren Gatland and the WRU  …

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Toby Faletau Joins Premiership Club

Toby Faletau move from the Newport Gwent Dragons was confirmed earlier today. Bath have announced the capture of Wales number 8, Toby Faletau, on their website earlier today. Faletau will join Bath once his contract at the Newport Gwent Dragons expires next summer. However details of the deal have yet to be confirmed. BREAKING NEWS: Wales star Toby Faletau will …

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James Hook V Danny Cipriani – Whose Assist Was Better?

Both James Hook and Danny Cipriani showcased their creative talents last night. Aside from Danny Cipriani’s well documented disciplinary issues, both he and James Hook have had similar careers. While Hook left for France to play with Perpignan in 2011, Cipriani moved to Melbourne Rebels the same year. Both players have also been shunted around various positions in the back line, …

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Tributes Pour In For Mike Phillips After Retirement Announcement

Mike Phillips has been one of the greats of Welsh rugby over the past decade winning 99 caps. However, the Racing Metro scrum-half today announced that he has retired from international rugby. Naturally, tributes have been pouring in for the man who won three Six Nations titles under Warren Gatland, and toured with the Lions on two occasions. Massive respect …

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Mike Phillips Retires From International Rugby

Wales’ most capped scrum-half, Mike Phillips, has retired from international rugby. Across a glittered career, the 33 year-old earned 99 caps, five for the Lions, and 2008, 2012 and 2013. “This is a chance for me to bring this chapter of my life to a close,” said Phillips in a statement to the BBC. “Playing for Wales has been such …

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Why The Hell Would You Want To Scrap The Lions Tour?

One of Ireland’s top rugby journalists, Gerry Thornley, today wrote a piece in the Irish Times, suggesting that if Ireland, or indeed any of the home nations, wished to win the next World Cup, they should scrap the Lions. “Wanna win a World Cup? Scrap the Lions. No chance. But just an idea.” It is clear that if any Northern Hemisphere country …

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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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