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Tag Archives: World Cup 2015

Watch: Paul O’Connell’s Hilarious Interview With Nine-Year-Old Sam

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As part of ALDI’s superb Kid Rugby Panel campaign, Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell sat down with Sam, just nine years of age, for a brilliant interview. The former second-row discussed his notorious “manic aggression” speech from 2007, his appearance on A Question Of Sport in recent months that went viral and how fame treats him. O’Connell, as is …

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The Five Best Centre Partnerships Of The Professional Era

There have been many fantastically talented centres since rugby turned professional, but having a centre partnership that works together effectively and with a balance that benefits the side as a whole is something that has eluded many teams over the years. However, we take a look back at the five best centre partnerships of the professional era. 5) Jean de …

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FA Turn To Former England Rugby Coach Stuart Lancaster For Advice

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach, faces the media during the England media session at Pennyhill Park on October 6, 2015 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Former England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster knows a thing or two about humiliating early exits from competitions. His side were knocked out of the World Cup last year at the group stage, after defeats to Wales and Australia left them watching the remainder of their own tournament from the comfort of their own homes. In all, the 46 year …

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Ulster And Ireland Receive Some Hugely Positive Injury News

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Ulster and Ireland are in line for a huge boost as Iain Henderson looks set to return to play after four months out with injury. Irish rugby has been going through a rebuild of late. Decimated by long-term injuries and left with a gaping hole in the second row following the retirement of captain Paul O’Connell, Ireland were faced with …

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PIC: Scotland Unveil Class World Cup Jersey

Scotland have launched their jersey for this year’s World Cup in England. Altogether, it is a classy piece of work, and the addition of the tartan strips down the side will appeal to fans. It gets the thumbs up from us, and pips Australia for the title of best jersey, so far. Now it’s over to Vern Cotter’s side to see …

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Carl Hayman Speaks Out Against International Selection Restrictions

Former All Blacks prop Carl Hayman has spoken out against players being barred from test rugby on account of the club they represent. Hayman retired from the professional game last weekend by captaining French club Toulon to their third consecutive European title. The French club defeated Clermont at Twickenham by 24 points to 18 in a Leigh Halfpenny inspired masterclass. …

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