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Saracens Announce The Return Of Monster Wallaby Will Skelton

Reigning European champions Saracens have announced the re-signing of huge Wallabies lock Will Skelton, who will link back up with the English club at the end of the Super Rugby season. Having made eight appearances for the Premiership champions earlier this season during a two-month stay, Skelton has, according to a statement released on the Saracens’ official website, signed a …

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Do ‘Weakened’ Teams Damage The European Champions Cup?

With Northampton Saints facing the possibility of an EPCR investigation into the team they fielded against Leinster on Saturday evening, the issue of selecting perceived ‘weaker’ sides in Champions Cup fixtures has reared its head again, but is it right that teams should be forced to select their ‘best’ players? On the one hand for many outfits in the Champions …

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Saracens Snap Up Australia International

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 19: Will Skelton of Australia bumps off Kevin Gourdon of France during the international match between France and Australia at Stade de France on November 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Saracens have signed Australia lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal with immediate effect, according to the BBC. Skelton has been capped 18 times by his country, and he is a replacement for recently retired captain Alistair Hargreaves, who left the club in October due to the effects of repeated concussions. Director of rugby Mark McCall told the Saracens Club website: …

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Three Wallabies And All Black Added To Barbarians Squad

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The Barbarians have named the first four members of their squad for November’s internationals against South Africa, Fiji and the Czech Republic with Wallabies trio Taqele Naiyaravo, Wycliff Palu and Will Skelton joined by World Cup winning scrum-half Andy Ellis in the squad. The Baa Baas, who will be coached by former Wallabies coach Robbie Deand and former England centre Will Greenwood, will …

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Video: Will Skelton Gets Sin Binned For High Tackle Despite Completely Missing His Man

Australia v England

Since England’s three nil series win over Australia, question marks have been asked of the Wallabies’ defence. Indeed, Australian rugby fans have even gone so far as to question their players commitment. Not only that, but the Wallabies’ locks have come in for particular criticism due to their inability to give Australia a platform from the lineout. As such, some …

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Matt Giteau Named In Australia Squad Despite Toulon Controversy

Matt Giteau has put his country before his club and will join up with Australia for The Rugby Championship, despite his club Toulon refusing to pay him whilst he is with the Wallabies. According to Sky Sports, Giteau will face a two-month wage cut so that he can play for his beloved Australia. Drew Mitchell has also decided to join …

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Eddie Jones Names England Team To Face Australia In Sydney

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Eddie Jones the England head coach, faces the media during the England media session held at Pennyhill Park on May 27, 2016 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England have named a strong side to face Australia, Although The Telegraph reported that Eddie Jones had contemplated making a number of changes to England’s starting XV, the Australian born coach has ultimately decided to keep the number of changes to a minimum ahead of the third and final test with the Wallabies. As was widely reported last night, Eddie Jones …

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Super Rugby XV: The Emerging Forwards

In the first of a two-part special looking at the emerging players from this year’s Super Rugby season, Michael McCarthy takes us through the forwards that have been catching the eye. The final round of Super Rugby fixtures takes place this weekend and the Rugby Championship is almost upon us. Now’s a good time to look back over the season and, …

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