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WRU Release Statement Following Rob Howley Betting Scandal

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have released a statement confirming that attack coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the World Cup following a betting scandal.  The former scrum-half has been working alongside Gatland with the Welsh national side for the last 11 years with the upcoming World Cup set to be their farewell swansong. Stephen Jones, who was …

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Wales Coach Sent Home From World Cup Amid Betting Scandal

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Wales attack coach Rob Howley has been forced to leave their camp days before the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan after being implicated in a betting scandal. Howley was removed after being named at the centre of an investigation in relation to a potential breach of World Rugby regulation 6, specifically betting on rugby union. News of …

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Cardiff Blues Are Out Of The Running To Sign George North [Report]

The Cardiff Blues have ruled themselves out of the running for signing George North ahead of the 2018/2019 season.  North is set to return to Wales after spending five seasons with the Northampton Saints in the Premiership after he left the Scarlets in 2013. All four Welsh regions were originally interested in signing the Saints man but according to a …

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One Welsh Club Is Pulling Out All The Stops To Land George North

When the Welsh Rugby Union outlined their plans to the change the current rules surrounding Welsh foreign-based players representing the national side, many predicted that it would lead to the retainment of Welsh talent in the country and also to the return of some of their top players who ply their trade abroad.  That certainly seems to be the case …

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Rhys Webb Offered To Top Clubs In England And France [Report]

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: Rhys Webb of the Lions is held back by TJ Perenara during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb is being offered to top clubs in England and France, according to reports in the French media.  The 30-cap Ospreys star’s national dual contract, which he signed in 2015, comes to an end in the summer, and there are sure to be no shortage of offers for one of Europe’s best scrum-halves. Renowned French …

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Three Lions Who Have Played Themselves Out Of Test Selection

Dunedin , New Zealand - 13 June 2017; Jack Nowell of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the Highlanders and the British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With four games played and a mixed return of two wins and two defeats the Lions have reached a critical juncture as they prepare to take on the New Zealand Maoris on Saturday. While the results have been mixed there could be little doubt that Warren Gatland has learned a lot about his squad over the past four games as …

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Three Areas The Lions Must Improve Ahead Of Blues Match

WHANGAREI, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 03: Warren Gatland the Lions head coach looks on during the match between the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the British & Irish Lions at Toll Stadium on June 3, 2017 in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After months of hype and excitement it would be fair to say that the opening game of the Lions tour did fall a little flat. A lack of cohesion was expected and evident to an even greater degree than we may have foreseen with the unforced error count being altogether too high for a team with as many top class …

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Lions 2017: Who Should Start In Midfield For The All Blacks Tests?

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham London 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland England’s Owen Farrell and Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Lions partnerships and working combinations will all come under scrutiny over the coming weeks. And one of the most pivotal areas, the 10/12/13 Lions midfield axis, is an exciting one to cast our eye over first.  Owen Farrell should start the first Test at fly-half. His vision, playmaking ability and accurate goal kicking will be invaluable. Victorious in the Champions Cup …

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Munster Fans Bemoan Disappointing Performance Against Clinical Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/5/2017 Munster vs Scarlets Munster's CJ Stander dejected after Scarlets scored there fourth try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster’s ambitions of winning their fourth Pro12 title were torn to pieces on Saturday evening by a clinical Scarlets outfit.  Having finished the season strongly with three victories, the southern province went into the game high on confidence but were bettered on the day that mattered most by their Welsh counterparts. Early tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans and Gareth …

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