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Kurtley Beale Signs Two-Year Deal To Return To Australia

BATH, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Kurtley Beale of Wasps issues instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Wasps at the Recreation Ground on March 4, 2017 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Just 24 hours after Wasps confirmed that Kurtley Beale would be leaving the club at the end of the season, the 28-year-old has already lined up a club for next season. The back has signed a two-year deal to return to Waratahs, less than a year after leaving them to join the Premiership side. The Super Rugby side confirmed the …

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Bernard Foley Wants to Have ‘Tom Brady Effect’ On His Waratahs Teammates

Wallabies and Waratahs fly-half Bernard Foley has said that he wants to have a ‘Tom Brady effect’ on his Waratahs teammates this season as he prepares to step into more of a leadership role under Daryl Gibson. The Waratahs have a number of debutantes in their backline this season with halfback Jake Gordon, inside centre Irae Simone and winger Harry Jones all set for …

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Saracens Snap Up Australia International

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Will Skelton of Australia bumps off Kevin Gourdon of France during the international match between France and Australia at Stade de France on November 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Saracens have signed Australia lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal with immediate effect, according to the BBC. Skelton has been capped 18 times by his country, and he is a replacement for recently retired captain Alistair Hargreaves, who left the club in October due to the effects of repeated concussions. Director of rugby Mark McCall told the Saracens Club website: …

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Cheika To Reach Out To Beale About Potential Waratahs Return

Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika is reportedly set to reach out to former Waratahs utility Kurtley Beale about a potential return to the club following his summer move to Premiership club Wasps. Beale signed for Dai Young’s side in May, but did not arrive in Coventry until August after suffering a patella tendon injury whilst playing for the Waratahs in Super Rugby. The injury forced …

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Kurtley Beale Could Be On The Verge Of A Dramatic Early Return To Australia

England v Australia - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Kurtley Beale was one of Wasps’ high profile summer signings. When Wasps announced the signing of Kurtley Beale, fans of the Coventry based club salivated over the idea of seeing the Wallaby international line up alongside the likes of Danny Cipriani, Willie le Roux and Elliot Daly. However it now appears the Beale could be about to leave Wasps sooner than expected, after …

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Australian Scrum-Half Vows Revenge Come Autumn For Wallaby Whitewash

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Billy Vunipola of England and Nick Phipps of the Wallabies scuffle during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  Nick Phipps’ performances over the historic series whitewash at the hands of England has shrouded a cloud of uncertainty over his place within the starting Wallaby XV. The Waratah was by no means at his best over the course of the three tests as the English defence constantly bombarded the scrum-half, starving him of clean ball and thus interfering …

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Super Rugby Set For Potential Overhaul

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 04: A general view of Westpac stadium during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Heading into the sixteenth and final round of Super Rugby action, in what is the inaugural year of the current 18 team format, there have been clear pros and cons as to what has and hasn’t worked well in the new structure. The season began with a certain degree of skepticism as tournament organisers looked to incorporate two new teams; …

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Watch – The Epic Highlight Reel Of Australian Man Mountain Israel Folau

Rugby fans in the northern hemisphere are enduring the rugby drought that is the summer off-season. Domestic and European competitions have ended and the dust has long since settled on the various summer tours undertaken by Six Nations countries. In the southern hemisphere the Super Rugby league tournament is pushing on in earnest as club sides from New Zealand, Australia …

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Jarryd Hayne’s Olympic Dream Dashed

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Jarryd Hayne of Fiji warms up prior to their match against England during the HSBC London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The Fijian Rugby Union has today announced that former NFL and NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been unsuccessful in his quest to make the Rio Olympics as he has been omitted from the Fiji Sevens squad. After displaying his world class in terms of athleticism and skill for the Parrametta Eels in the NRL, Hayne made an unprecedented jump between …

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Ranking The Top Five Full-Backs In World Rugby Right Now

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 15: Israel Folau of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 15, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Following on from our recent article of discussion in which we outlined who we feel are the top five openside flankers in the game of rugby union at the moment’; now that the European rugby season has come to a conclusion, it is time to look on another aspect of the season just gone by. To that end we will move away …

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Ranking The Top 5 Openside Flankers In Rugby Right Now

2015 Rugby World Cup Group A, Twickenham, London, England 3/10/2015.England vs Australia.AustraliaÕs David Pocock celebrates.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Now with the conclusion of the European rugby season and the June internationals we here at Pundit Arena HQ feel that it is time to sick back and reflect on certain aspects of the season just past. To that end we want to take a look at who we feel currently stand as the top five premier opensides in the …

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Australian Rugby Union Hoping Jarryd Hayne Will Join Wallabies

RLWC 2008 - Scotland v Fiji

Jarryd Hayne is mulling over numerous offers from both rugby union and league clubs. After sensationally quitting the San Francisco 49ers in an attempt to represent Fiji at this summer’s Olympics, Jarryd Hayne could be on the verge of making another massive career change. Although a plethora of Australian rugby league clubs have registered an interest in signing the cross code …

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Cheika Blends Youth With Experience In Wallaby XV To Take On Eddie Jones’ Men

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Australian Wallabies pose for a team photo media at Ballymore Stadium on June 9, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Michael Cheika has officially announced this morning his side which will take on the considerable challenge of halting the momentum of Grand-Slam champions England, thus overcoming ex-teammate and rival Eddie Jones. In a squad which see’s the introduction of an element of old and new, Cheika has decided to reward form by drafting in three uncapped players while also reincorporating …

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