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Toulon Confirm Capture Of Experienced All Black Fly Half

At the beginning of the season Toulon found themselves at somewhat of a crossroads. Although they had enjoyed an unprecedented period of success, Toulon possessed an aging squad who were being led by Diego Domínguez, a coach dangerously out of his depth, and worse still Mourad Boudjellal was openly considering selling the club. However since the appointment of Mike Ford things seem …

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Eddie Jones Expected To Leave Two High Profile Wingers Out Of England’s Six Nations Squad

England Media Access

Eddie Jones faces a number of selection dilemmas ahead of naming his 33-man England squad that will assemble for a training camp in Brighton next week. The knee injury sustained by Billy Vunipola during England’s 27-14 win over Argentina will see the number eight miss most, if not all, of the Six Nations Championship. While doubts also surround the availability of his …

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Scarlets Plotting Move For Bath Playmaker To Replace Departing Liam Williams [Report]

New Zealand v Wales

The Welsh Rugby Union have enjoyed a degree of success in luring some their top players back to Wales since the introduction of national dual contracts. Last season saw the return of Jonathan Davies from Clermont Auvergne, while it’s looking increasingly likely that the Cardiff Blues and the WRU will be able to bring Leigh Halfpenny back from Toulon next summer. That …

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Watch: Adam Jones Channels His Inner Fly Half After Expertly Slotting Toe Poked Penalty In Twickenham

Although Adam Jones might be better known for his scrummaging and crazed hair style, he has clearly added a string to his bow in recent years, demonstrating a calmness when given the opportunity to kick for goal. Jones, who recently signed a new contract extension with Harlequins that will see him become a player/coach at the Stoop, was spotted warming up …

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Watch: Jamie Cudmore Explains How He Was Left Back Onto The Field Despite Vomiting Following Concussion

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Clement player Jamie Cudmore in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The debate surrounding concussion in rugby has raised it’s head far too often in recent months. Although some head collisions are unavoidable, the sport’s head injury assessment is supposed to protect players who may have suffered a head injury. However, as the recent controversy involving George North demonstrated, rugby’s HIA are not strong enough to prevent players from returning to the …

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5 Simple Ways To Make The Pro12 More Attractive For Fans

The Pro12 doesn’t need to come up with radical solutions to close the gap on the Top 14 and Premiership. The Pro12 came in for a great deal of criticism last season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and disparaging the fact that many of the league’s star players are withheld by national unions. However, those who criticised …

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BBC Claim Manchester United Will Not Move For Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof

Throughout the last few weeks it was almost accepted among Manchester United fans that their club would move quickly to sign Benfica’s Victor Lindelof early in the January transfer window. Given United’s struggles in defence during the first half of the season, such a move made perfect sense, and would pave the way for the departure of Marcos Rojo. Indeed, the Mirror even …

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Toulouse Confirm Signing Of Monster 127kg All Black Front Row Forward

Scotland v New Zealand - International Match

Following a successful 2016, the New Zealand Rugby Union will anxiously be looking ahead to 2017, as they try and keep some of their most talented players out of the clutches of European clubs. Already there have been reports connecting Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Aaron Cruden and Malakai Fekitoa with moves to the northern hemisphere, as Europe’s leading clubs look to bolster their squads …

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