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Six Nations Chiefs Defend Their Handling Of The Joe Marler Case

England's prop Joe Marler (C) clashes with Wales' prop Samson Lee (3rd R) during the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham in south west London on March 12, 2016. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Six Nations organisers have been put onto defensive. When news of Joe Marler’s two match ban and £20,000 fine broke last night, very few fans were surprised. However, the real talking point to emerge from last night’s disciplinary hearing was the fact that World Rugby overruled the Six Nations own judicial findings. As a result, Six Nations organisers have been …

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Video: Australian Super Rugby Player Caught Inappropriately Groping Opponent During Scrum

An incident during an Australian NRL game on Monday puts the Joe Marler controversy in the dark As the northern hemisphere reacted to the sanctions handed down by World Rugby to England’s Joe Marler for his ‘gypsy boy’ slur, another unsavoury incident occurred during the game between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders in Australia’s NRL. In a lively game, in …

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The New Zealand Rugby Union Are Set To Abandon Law Changes

New Zealand v Australia - Bledisloe Cup

The New Zealand Rugby Union were set to trial a number of World Rugby’s proposed law changes. When World Rugby announced that a number of law variations would be trialled this year, supporters were both both surprised and interested in equal measure. Since it was announced that the scoring system would be altered so that a try would be worth six …

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World Rugby To Investigate Joe Marler Over ‘Gypsy Boy’ Comments

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: Joe Marler of England looks on during the RBS Six Natiions match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It looks like England prop Joe Marler is not free and clear from ‘Gypsy-gate’ after all. Joe Marler was accused of, has admitted to and then apologised for calling Wales forward Samson Lee “Gypsy boy” during England’s Six Nations victory over Wales on March 12th. A review by Six Nations organisers ruled that Marler would not face sanctions over the remark, …

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Six Nations: Ranking England’s Championship-Winning Stars

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Owen Farrell of England celebrates victory with Jack Nowell on the final whistle during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having had a tournament to remember, including achieving a Grand Slam for the first time since 2003, we take a look back at just how well each member of this championship-winning England squad performed.  Here each player is rated from 1-10. _____ Props Joe Marler: 6 His battle for the loosehead prop position with Vunipola will prove fascinating. Two quality …

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New Zealand Rugby Union Give World Rugby An Ultimatum Over Fixtures

New Zealand may not adhere to World Rugby’s global calender. Chief Executive of the New Zealand Rugby Union, Steve Tew, has sensationally delivered an ultimatum to World Rugby, as a result of the governing bodies inability to create a global calender. With no test matches scheduled to be played after the 2019 World Cup, Tew claims that the NZRU will not to co-operate …

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Brazil’s Shock Win Over The USA Highlights Potential

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: John Mitchell, the Sale Sharks director of rugby, looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and Sale Sharks at Adams Park on December 23, 2012 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Last weekend the US Eagles lost their first match of the newly-created Americas Championship, going down 24-23 to Brazil at the Arena Barueri in São Paulo. Previously, the USA, who are now led by former All Blacks coach John Mitchell, had drawn 35-35 with an Argentinian XV – made up of mostly second or third string players – and beaten …

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Waimumu Game Should Inspire Promoters Of Rugby In Europe

during the Super Rugby trial match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Fred Booth Park on February 11, 2016 in Invercargill, New Zealand.

Recently the Highlanders and the Crusaders drew 19-19 in their match on Fred Booth’s paddock in Waimumu, outside Gore, Southland. The pre-season match was set up there as part of the Southern Field Days, a three-day rural fair, which includes a tractor pull and other competitions. The match was attended by some 6,700 people, a large number for such a remote …

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Watch Ben Kay Describe How New Law Changes Will Affect The Maul

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

The maul is about to undergo a fundamental change. Although World Rugby announced changes to the laws governing the maul in June of last year, they have yet to come into effect. As a result, at the end of last month Super Rugby referees announced that they would be applying the new laws during the upcoming season. Although the changes …

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Confirmed: Ireland To Play New Zealand Twice In November

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

Ireland and New Zealand will battle it out twice this coming November. Although it has been suggested for some time, World Rugby this morning announced that they have given the green light for the proposed clash between Ireland and New Zealand in Chicago. The game will take place in the city’s historic Soldier Field Stadium on November 5, one day …

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World Rugby Unveil Law Changes For New World Cup Cycle

New Zealand v Australia - Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

World Rugby have announced a series of law changes that will create a more entertaining game. As we have entered a new World Cup cycle, World Rugby have unveiled a series of law changes that will alter the way the game is played over the next four years. Although many of the news laws have been trialled individually over the last 12 …

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Changes To The Laws Governing The Maul To Be Enforced

The Rugby Championship - New Zealand v Australia

Referees will enforce new laws governing the maul. Although World Rugby introduced changes to the laws governing the maul last June, it would seem that referees have been liberal in their implementation. The change was supposed to see the ripper, the player who takes the ball from the initial carrier in a maul, remain attached to the ball carrier, in order to …

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Kolelishvili Banned For Shoving Wayne Barnes

While most of us have thought about pushing, or punching, a referee, and while a lot of fans have voiced their desire to punch Wayne Barnes, there is no excuse for actually doing it. Clermont’s Viktor Kolelishvili was lucky, then, not to be sent off by Barnes when he came forward two metres and shoved the referee. His claim that Barnes …

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Could a 3-Try Bonus Point Rule Save Rugby?

Let’s face it, nobody wants to watch 80 minutes of rugby and see a scoreline of 9-3 at the end. We want the chip and chase, the back-door reverse pass, the moment of genius that unlocks a defensive system, the training ground set-piece move that cuts open a backline. We don’t want a game of kicking tennis, waiting for someone …

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Is There A Doping Problem In Rugby?

Australian sports was shocked by the doping scandal around Australian Rules side the Essendon Bombers in 2013, but as the appeals against 34 player bans and some of the medical and coaching staff came out today, the eyes of the world, and not just Victoria, focused on the doping issue. Staff set up an extensive system of using peptide hormones, …

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Nine Points For A Try And A White Card: New Law Changes Being Trialled

South Africa will trial new laws that will promote offensive strategies. Writing on Rugby 365, Paul Dobson has reported that new law variations will be trialled in South Africa’s Varsity Cup, which kick’s off on February 8. Although World Rugby have already announced that measures such as a second referee and the awarding of six points for a try are being …

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