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Four Talking Points Ahead Of Ireland vs Wales

Kiwi-born coaches Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland have named their respective teams ahead of this Saturday’s clash in the Aviva Stadium. Following Ireland’s drubbing of Wales three weeks ago, Warren Gatland has named a reinforced team that includes George North, Dan Lydiate and Gethin Jenkins. As World Cup fever spreads by the day, there are certainly some big talking points …

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Will Warren Gatland’s Cunning Plan Work?

Rugby fans would be foolish to write off Warren Gatland’s Wales side, writes Simon Evans. If one believes the bookies, or any rugby poll you care to read, Wales and Warren Gatland have little or no chance of getting out of the so-called ‘Group of Death’. Conventional wisdom goes that England are at home, enjoyed a strong showing in the …

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5 Takeaways From This Weekend’s Rugby

Australia’s shock win over New Zealand, Argentina’s historic victory over South Africa, where to begin? Here are our five takeaways from this weekend’s Rugby. _____ Nehe Milner-Skudder Shows Class On Debut There was a lot of talk surrounding the Hurricanes player following an impressive Super Rugby season. He was handed his debut by Steve Hansen against Australia this weekend, to see …

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GIF: Richardt Strauss’ Mammoth Tackle On Wales’ Tyler Morgan

Richardt Strauss’ tackle on Wales’ Tyler Morgan in Ireland’s test match against Wales yesterday will live long in the memory as one of the most bone-crunching we’ve ever seen. It may not have been a game-defining moment but it certainly showed the strength of this Irish side at present. As Tyler recives a pass from Scott Williams, you can almost already …

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De Villiers Named Captain In Return To Test Rugby

Springbok centre Jean de Villiers returns to international rugby for the first time since suffering a horrific knee injury against Wales last November, with South African coach Heyneke Meyer naming De Villiers captain at outside centre. The Springboks take on Argentina at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday with both sides still looking for their first wins of the tournament after back-to-back …

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VIDEO: Awe-Inspiring 2015 RWC Promo Featuring Past & Present Rugby Greats

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, South Africa-based television network Supersport have released a breathtaking promo ahead of the tournament’s big kick-off in September.  Some of the rugby world’s biggest stars feature, as they clutch the crest on the jersey of their respective countries. It may sound a bit cheesy but it certainly gets the blood pumping ahead …

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VIDEO: Toby Faletau’s Journey From Tonga To Wales

Born in Tonga in 1990, Toby Faletau always showed promise as a youngster. This brilliant BBC mini-documentary tracks his journey from the Pacific Island to stepping out onto the turf of Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium as an Welsh international. Recognised as one of the best Number 8s in World Rugby, Faletau is aiming to steer Wales through their World Cup pool and …

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Republic Of Ireland At 62 In Latest FIFA World Rankings

The Republic of Ireland have reached their highest FIFA ranking position this calendar year, now sitting in 62nd.  Equatorial Guinea, Zambia and South Africa are now all just ahead of the Boys in Green. Peru and Australia follow Ireland in 63rd and 64th respectively. Ireland have played just one game so far this year – a 1-1 draw at home …

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At This Rate Leigh Halfpenny Is Going To Run Out Of Teeth

Leigh Halfpenny may have an ERCC trophy to show off following yesterday’s victory for Toulon but he won’t have many teeth left by the time retirement comes around at this rate.  He’s given a little extra again @LeighHalfpenny1 for the game.. Now he smiles like a piano pic.twitter.com/V8dlzVJP8V — Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) May 3, 2015 Halfpenny scored 14 of Toulon’s 26 points as …

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Five George North Wonder Tries

The Welsh winger has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent times. Rugby is at the centre of a concussion scandal and North has been right at the heart of it all. Here we digress from concussion talk and look back at some of the good, if not great, moments of George North’s career as we look …

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Video: Real Madrid’s Bale Nets Unstoppable Free-Kick vs Israel

Gareth Bale proved last night that his game is not only scintillating for his club side Real Madrid but he is also doing it for Wales, scoring two goals last night. The 25-year-old cracked home this free-kick to double Wales’ lead after Aaron Ramsey had put Chris Coleman’s side ahead. Bale also scored Wales’ third and final goal on the night. Wales …

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2015 Six Nations Team of the Tournament

Our team of the tournament for the 2015 Six Nations   The convulsions have stopped. For those of us who sat through the three enthralling games that brought the 2015 6 Nations championship to an end, it may just be possible to breathe in a normal rhythm again. After 15 fixtures over eight weeks, Ireland have retained their trophy, the …

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Points Difference A Dangerous Game For Ireland

Ireland need points, no doubt. But they must respect their Scottish opposition first and foremost.    Ireland travel to Murrayfield tomorrow in search of a second consecutive 6 Nations championship. Straight after proceedings in Edinburgh, the nation will switch over to ‘Le Crunch’, in prayer for a competitive French performance in London. Yes, we know the permutations at this stage. …

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3 Battles Ireland Must Dominate To Retain The Six Nations

It’s going to be a bloody points-scoring arms race this Saturday if Ireland are to emerge as Six Nations Champions.  The starting grid is staggered but the finishing line is very much in view. After a slow burner of a start to the championship, things seriously heated up in last weekend’s penultimate round of fixtures. Ireland and Wales played out …

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Jack McGrath – Ireland’s Unsung Hero?

Brian Barry discusses whether or not Jack McGrath has become Ireland’s unsung hero throughout this Six Nations championship.  In the run-up to the Autumn internationals, Irish players were dropping like flies, and hopes of a November clean sweep quickly dwindled. Each day, it seemed as if a new first-team player was ruled out. Injuries to Seán O’Brien and Rory Best left …

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How Wales Vs Ireland Will Be Won And Lost

Ireland are coming up against a very different side in Wales to the ones they have brushed aside so far.    Next stop for the Irish bandwagon is Cardiff on the journey to this year’s World Cup. Buoyed by a comprehensive victory over England two weeks ago, the cult-like belief in Joe Schmidt is the only rise parallel to the …

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What Would A Lions XV in 2015 Look Like?

Here at Pundit Arena HQ, to say we’re heartbroken on a weekend with no Six Nations action is a bit of an understatement.   And as any rugby fan knows, there is no better way to pass the time than to sit down and ponder what would a Lions team look like if there was a tour this year. Fullback: …

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