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Watch 84kg George Ford Get Smashed By 125kg Nathan Hughes

George Ford proved to be little more than a speed bump for Nathan Hughes. Although many fans rightly praise George Ford’s attacking talents, his slight frame means that big opponents hold a massive weight advantage in man on man engagements. This was certainly the case in the game between Wasps and Bath today, when 125kg Nathan Hughes stormed down Ford’s …

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The Clamour To Have Joe Launchbury Made England Captain Just Got Louder

Joe Launchbury was sensational in defeat for Wasps. With the media reporting that Eddie Jones is about to appoint his coaching staff, fans will soon be awaiting an announcement on the Captaincy. Some were even expecting developments after Eddie Jones met with Chris Robshaw earlier this month. However no such news emerged from the meeting, leaving fans debate the issue …

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This New Zealand XV Playing In Europe Is Frightening

Dan Carter

The depth of talent available to the All Blacks is illustrated by this XV. Although we have come to expect former All Blacks to make their way to European clubs in search of a lucrative contract before retirement, the last few years has seen many promising young players make their way north. Indeed, despite being one of New Zealand’s most …

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Brian O’Driscoll Declares His Concern For The Irish Provinces

Brian O’Driscoll is pessimistic about the chances of the Irish provinces in Europe. Speaking on BT Sports Rugby Tonight, Brian O’Driscoll described the situation in which the Irish provinces now find themselves as ‘concerning’. The early rounds of this year’s European Rugby Champions Cup have seen both Leinster and Ulster succumb to defeats, while despite earning a four try bonus point …

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England Fans React In Horror To News Of Henry Slade’s Injury

Henry Slade suffered a suspected broken leg against Wasps. After being considered as the great white hope of English rugby, Henry Slade could now miss the Six Nations after suffering a suspected broken led during Exeter’s 41-27 win over Wasps. The news comes as a blow to Eddie Jones, after officially beginning his tenure as England coach earlier this week. …

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Leigh Halfpenny Linked With Premiership Club

Leigh Halfpenny is set to leave Toulon at the end of the season. Although it had been expected that Leigh Halfpenny would re-join the Cardiff Blues on a WRU dual contract at the end of the season, Wasps appear to be making a move for the Lions fullback. Indeed, according to a report in Wales Online this afternoon, the Scarlets have replaced the Blues …

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New Twist In Manu Tuilagi Transfer Saga

Manu Tuilagi could become the highest paid player in the Premiership. Earlier this week it was reported that the Worcester Warriors were set to offer Manu Tuilagi a three year contract worth £1.6 million. Such a move would make the Samoan born England international centre the highest paid player in the history of the Premiership. While it is unclear whether or …

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Manu Tuilagi Linked With Massive £1.6 Million Move Away From Leicester Tigers

Manu Tuilagi’s Tigers contract has yet to be renewed. Although fans were dreaming of watching Matt Toomua link up with Manu Tuilagi in the Tigers midfield next season, such aspirations could yet be shattered according to the Worcester News. The regional newspaper has reported that the Worcester Warriors are putting together an ambitious bid to bring the England centre to …

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Fans Were Hilariously Unforgiving of Quade Cooper’s European Debut

Quade Cooper had a shocker against Wasps this evening. Before this evening’s game between Wasps and Toulon, many supporters were eagerly looking forward to watching Quade Cooper make his debut in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Two weeks earlier, the Australian fly half announced himself in the Top 14 with a brilliant no look assist during Toulon’s easy victory over Montpellier. …

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Watch Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘Blunt’ Assessment Of Leinster’s Performance

Brian O’Driscoll had to objectively analyse Leinster’s defeat to Wasps. With Leinster drawn into a pool that also includes Toulon and Bath, it was imperative that they beat Wasps in the RDS. However they came off second best in every facet of the game, and were ultimately embarrassed 33-. This left Brian O’Driscoll in the unfortunate position of having to offer objective analysis on BT …

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The Task Facing Leinster Following That Wasps Drubbing

Unfortunately things do not get easier for Leinster after the 27-point drubbing they suffered at the hands of Wasps. The stage was set for the three-time champions to start their campaign with a win at home in what would have been a fitting welcome back for Johnny Sexton and Isa Nacewa. However, Leinster lost Nacewa to a knee injury he picked up during the week …

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Leinster Fans React Furiously To Their Sides Record Defeat

Leinster were hammered 33-6 by Wasps this evening. Fans of three time European Champions, Leinster, were shocked at their teams performance against Wasps this afternoon. The defeat represents Leinster’s largest home loss in European competition, and leaves them facing an uphill battle to qualify from their Champions Cup pool. With games against Bath and Toulon to come, the pressure was …

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Joe Simpson Scores Superb Try For Wasps

Wasps will surely record a victory in Dublin this afternoon. After taking a ten point lead into half time, the first score of the second half was always going to be critical. Indeed many were expecting Leinster to take the game to their opponents in the opening minutes of the second half. However it was Wasps who struck first with …

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Dave Kearney Did Not Cover Himself In Glory For Christian Wade’s Try

Dave Kearney found himself embarrassed by Christian Wade. Leinster find themselves under pressure against Wasps this afternoon, after Christain Wade took advantage of Dave Kearney’s inability to deal with a bouncing ball. The Wasps flier’s try has given the his side a commanding 16-6 half time team lead. Indeed Wade could have scored a second as the half drew to a …

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