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David Pocock To Retire From Wallabies Duty Following World Cup

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Wallaby flanker David Pocock will retire from international rugby following the World Cup. The 31-year-old will make his 78th Test appearance for Australia on Saturday when he captains the side against Samoa in Parramatta. The destructive flanker announced today however that he will bring the curtain down on his illustrious Wallabies career following this year’s tournament in Japan. The veteran …

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Will Genia On Israel Folau – “I Feel So Sorry For Him”

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Wallabies scrum-half Will Genia admits that he feels sorry for Israel Folau in the aftermath of Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate the 30-year-old’s contract.  Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. That social media post ultimately led to a hearing and the outcome of which resulted in …

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Combined Rugby Championship Team Of The Tournament At Halfway Point

The Rugby Championship has passed the midway point and results have generally gone par for the course with the All Blacks far out in front, Australia and South Africa evenly matched and the Pumas petering out after a bright start.  So, who makes our Rugby Championship combined team so far? ________ 15. Israel Folau Folau might be causing controversy on …

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Star Names Unveiled For Barbarians’ England Match

Rugby’s legendary Barbarians take on England for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup on 28th May, and head coach Vern Cotter has announced some stellar names to feature for the visiting invitational team. Australian legends Adam Ashley-Cooper and Will Genia will join Argentina’s Facundo Ice and Samoa’s Census Johnston – all of whom currently ply their trade in France – in …

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Racing 92 Scrum-Half Machenaud Makes Contact With Toulon Following Stade Francais Merger Announcement [L’Equipe]

It appears the fallout has begun following  the announcement on Monday that Top 14 sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais are set to merge at the end of the season. In a move that will likely signal a culling of contracts and release of players, it is being reported Paris based English journalist Gavin Mortimer, that French news outlet L’Equipe …

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Ten Diminutive Internationals Who Could Thrive Under New High Tackle Laws

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Ben Youngs of England breaks during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After watching the first weekend’s Premiership action under the new zero tolerance high tackling laws, former England international Will Greenwood predicted that shorter players could thrive under the new laws as their lower centre of gravity and smaller tackle area mean a greater risk of indiscretions by opposing players. He went on to explain to Sky Sports News (via the …

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Is This Top 14 Based Australian Back Line Stronger Than What Is Readily Available To The Wallabies?

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Despite winning the Rugby Championship and reaching the World Cup final in 2015, Australia failed to kick on under Micheal Cheika in 2016. A series whitewash at the hands of England in June was followed by a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign and an underwhelming November series. Although there has been some criticism of Cheika, he is having to deal with …

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Australia Dealt Big Blow As Will Genia Likely Out Of England Clash

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 24: Will Genia of Australia looks for a pass during an Australia training session at the RDS Arena on November 24, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Australian rugby team’s chances of inflicting revenge on the old enemy at Twickenham were dealt a significant blow as key playmaker, halfback Will Genia has all but been ruled out due to club commitments with Stade Francais. Coach Michael Cheika confirmed the bad news in a press conference this morning. According to Genia’s contract, the match is classified as …

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