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Andy Goode Set For Final Game Of His Rugby Career Tomorrow

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode, the Newcastle Falcons flyhalf, celebrates their victory at the final whistle during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Say it ain’t so! Andy Goode is retiring from professional rugby this weekend, and this time around, he is going to stay retired. The English fly-half is one of our favourite rugby players here at Pundit Arena, but unfortunately, when Newcastle Falcons host his former side Wasps tomorrow afternoon, he will take to the field for the final time. Speaking …

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Wasps Sign Younger Brother Of Steffon And Delon Armitage

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Guy Armitage of London Irish dives over to score a try during the Amlin Challenge Cup match between London Irish and Lusitanos XV at Madejski Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Reading, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

There is one Armitage brother available for selection to Eddie Jones’ England team. While Steffon and Delon are playing in France and therefore ineligible to play internationally, Guy Armitage has signed for Wasps. The 24 year-old centre has had stints at Toulon and London Irish, and now moves to Coventry for a fresh challenge. The midfield player is 6 foot 5 …

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Kurtley Beale Set To Become The Premiership’s Highest Paid Player

Super Rugby Rd 19 - Reds v Waratahs

Wasps have offered Kurtley Beale a multi million pound salary. Reports emanating from Australia last night have suggested that Kurtley Beale will sign for Wasps in the coming days on a two year deal worth a little over £1.4 million. Such a salary would not only make the utility back the highest paid player in the Premiership, but the third most …

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Why Warren Gatland Is Wales’ Greatest Coach Ever

during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

While Wales will always be remembered for the gloriously talented teams of the 1960s and ’70s, Gatland has brought a consistency and a confidence to his team that was missing for so long. As an Englishman, I can pay no greater compliment to Gatland’s men than England’s fixture next Saturday fills me with both dread and trepidation, despite the fact …

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How To Tackle Manu Tuilagi

Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Wasps’ defence coach demonstrates how to stop Manu Tuilagi. Ahead of Leicester Tigers game with the Exeter Chiefs today, Wasps’ defence coach, Brad Davis, suggested a way to bring down Manu Tuilagi. Although it is traditionally believed that to bring down big powerful runners is around the ankles, Davis suggested that opponents should act as if they are going to …

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Wasps Linked With Yet Another Australian Superstar

Wasps v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Wasps are looking to spend big ahead of next season. When The Telegraph last month reported that Wasps were willing to make David Pocock rugby’s highest paid player, fans across the world were taken by surprise. Indeed, for a few hours at least, it seemed that the Australian flanker would forgo his desire to study in England and instead sign for …

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Watch: Five Reasons Why Elliot Daly Is So Highly Rated

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Elliot Daly of Wasps pushes forward during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Leinster Rugby at Ricoh Arena on January 23, 2016 in Coventry, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

England fans have been clambering to demand Elliot Daly’s inclusion in an England match day squad and head coach Eddie Jones has finally given him his chance. Paul Wassell has trawled the internet to find five videos that showcase his talent and the skills that he can bring to the international game. _____ 5. Daly’s Form This Season Here, Daly …

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Watch: Ten Videos Showcasing Andy Goode’s Greatness

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Andy Goode of Newcastle lines up a penalty during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Northampton Saints at Kingston Park on February 21, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Paul Wassell has sifted his way through the interweb to find these ten superb videos, which go some way to outlining the greatness that Andy Goode exudes on and off the pitch.  _____ 10. Andy Goode Gracefully Runs On To The Pitch Here, the nonchalant Goode swats aside an apoplectic stadium filled with green-eyed London Irish fans. Home supporters were disillusioned with life …

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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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Steve Diamond Describes Danny Cipriani As Being Misguided

Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers - Aviva Premiership

Steve Diamond has questioned Danny Cipriani’s motivation for leaving Sale. Despite interest from Toulon, Toulouse, and Harlequins, it came as no surprise when Wasps announced the capture of Danny Cipriani earlier this week. Although Eddie Jones’ decision to exclude the fly half from the England squad has proved to be divisive, fans welcomed Cipriani’s decision to turn down a potential move …

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Dai Young On Cipriani Return: ‘I Think He’s Got A Real Cutting Edge’

SALFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Danny Cipriani of Sale Sharks lines up a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Wasps at the AJ Bell Stadium on January 02, 2016 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has hailed the news of Sale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani opting to return to the club next season as ‘outstanding’, noting that Cipriani will only bolster an already talented squad of players. Cipriani, 28, will return to Wasps next season after reportedly agreeing a two-year deal worth around £300,000 a season after rejecting offers from Toulon and …

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Rugby’s Ten Highest Earning Players

Australia v New Zealand - The Rugby Championship

Wasps are set to make David Pocock rugby’s highest paid player. When news of Wasps offer for David Pocock broke last night, many of us were caught by surprise. After all, the Wallaby flanker had turned down big money moves to the Top 14 earlier this year. It was therefore expected that Pocock would sign a new deal with the …

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Massive Update On David Pocock Transfer Story

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

David Pocock has reportedly received an offer from Wasps. Last night The Telegraph reported that Wasps had launched an audacious bid to lure David Pocock to the Ricoh Arena this summer. Encouraged by Pocock’s desire to take a one year sabbatical, Wasps have reportedly offered the open side an annual salary of £1.4 million, a sum that would see him …

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Wasps Bid To Make Australian Superstar The World’s Highest Paid Player

Wasps v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

Wasps are looking to bolster their squad even further. After announcing the signing of Danny Cipriani yesterday, Wasps have been linked with another big money move ahead of next season. Writing in The Telegraph, Daniel Schofield last night reported that Dai Young’s side have made an audacious attempt to attract David Pocock to the Ricoh Arena, by offering to make the …

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The Danny Cipriani Transfer Saga Has Finally Come To An End

Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Danny Cipriani had been linked with a number of Top 14 and Premiership clubs. After it became apparent that Danny Cipriani had a clause in his contract allowing him leave Sale one year before it was due to expire, there had been much speculation over the future of the mercurial flyhalf. Although Harlequins had registered an early interest in Cipriani, it was …

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