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Charles Piutau Bitter Over Missing Out On All Blacks World Cup Squad

Charles Piutau believes he was snubbed by the All Black management. Although many consider Charles Piutau unlucky to have missed out on New Zealand’s World Cup squad, others argue that Steve Hansen and the New Zealand selectors were correct in leaving behind a player that had already signed for Ulster. Indeed, the manner in which Piutau was left in limbo …

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Leinster Hold Weapons To Challenge Europe’s Elite

Leinster open their European campaign for the season somewhat under the radar, as they take on Wasps in the RDS today. Leo Cullen has enjoyed a solid start if nothing else to his tenure in Dublin 4, but with the international stars fully settled back with the province, they will be eager to get off in Europe with the best possible …

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Matt Toomua Set To Join Premiership Club

Reports suggest that Matt Toomua is to play in England. French sports publication, L’equipe, have this afternoon reported that Matt Toomua is set to join Wasps. Although the centre/fly half had been linked with a number of French sides, Wasps are thought to be willing to make the Australian one of their marquee players, allowing Toomua fall outside the Premiership’s salary …

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Video: Billy Twelvetrees’ Incredible Show Of Sportsmanship

Billy Twelvetrees is a gentleman, and we respect him no end for this. During the Premiership tie between Gloucester and Wasps over the weekend, Lorenzo Cittadini was called by the TMO for a punch on the England international centre. However, Twelvetrees was not too upset over the fact that he was just punched in the face, and pleaded Cittadini’s innocence. Unfortunately, his …

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Rob Kearney A Doubt For Leinster’s European Opener

Leinster open their European Champions Cup campaign for 2015/2016 on Sunday at home to Wasps knowing that it is a must-win game if they harbour ambitions of emerging from Pool 5. The three time Heineken Cup champions were drawn in a difficult group along with Wasps, Bath, and a Toulon side seeking a fourth consecutive crown. Leinster pushed the French …

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Should Lorenzo Cittadini Have Been Sent Off For This Incident

Wasps prop Lorenzo Cittadini was sent off for punching Billy Twelvetrees. With Wasps firmly in control of this afternoon’s clash with Gloucester, Italian prop Lorenzo Cittadini was sent off for striking Billy Twelvetrees in the 73rd minute. Not only were Wasps leading 23-3 at the time of the incident, but Gloucester had also been reduced to 14 men after David Halaifonua was sent off …

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Watch The Tackle That Got David Halaifonua Red Carded

David Halaifonua was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Bradley Davies. With Wasps leading Gloucester 16-0, the Cherry and Whites needed a strong second half performance to get them back into the game. However in the 45th minute, Tongan winger David Halaifonua found himself sent off this dangerous tackle on Bradley Davies. Replays showed Halaifonua’s shoulder impacting on Davies head. Although …

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Watch Christian Wade’s Brilliant Try For Wasps Against Gloucester

Christian Wade scored a brilliantly worked try this afternoon. Christian Wade finished off a fantastic Wasps move against Gloucester this afternoon. The lightening fast winger scored after new new signing Charles Piutau made an initial break through the defence. While many were looking forward to watching Piutau, Wade is stealing the headlines with his performance. Some commentators even saw Wade as …

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Watch The Contenders For The Premiership’s Try Of The Week

Last weekend saw a number of brilliant tries scored. With the World Cup having come to it’s conclusion, the focus now shifts to club rugby. Indeed last weekend saw the return of a number of internationals to their club sides. The return of European Rugby in two weeks is also ensuring that the action has ratcheted up a level, and …

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Should Jimmy Gopperth Have Seen Red For This Incident

Jimmy Gopperth was sent to the sin bin during Wasps 24-16 defeat to the Leicester Tigers. Wasps fly half, Jimmy Gopperth, received a yellow card from referee Tim Wigglesworth, after clashing with Mathew Tait earlier today. Gopperth was chasing his own garryowen when he and Tait clashed during the 63rd minute. While the nature of Gopperth’s challenge may have warranted a penalty, the …

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Hask Cam: Watch The Video That Caused A Twitter Spat

James Haskell has published the video that drew criticism from Neil Back. Although James Haskell was not selected to play in England’s opening World Cup game against Fiji, the back row forward managed to draw criticism from legendary flanker Neil Back for filming the England squad as they entered Twickenham using a selfie stick. A fuming Back Tweeted the Wasps Captain, …

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A New Dawn For Leinster Rugby?

Following Leinster’s close 25-20 win over Wasps, Conor Heffernan explores how there could be a new dawn beckoning at Leinster under Matt O’Connor.  In an interview with the Irish Independent last week, Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor claimed Leinster had every chance of winning this year’s European Champions Cup. It was a bold statement from a man who went into an opening European match …

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