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Brian Barry is a Sports Journalist and the Commercial Editor with Pundit Arena. You can get in touch by mailing [email protected], and can follow him on Twitter via @briangbarry.

France Suffer Hammer Injury Blow Ahead Of Six Nations

Bordeaux-Begles' French manager Jacques Brunel looks on during the warm up ahead of the French Top 14 rugby union match between Bordeaux-Begles (UBB) and La Rochelle (SR) at The Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on December 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCAT (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Jacques Brunel isn’t in the France job a week, but his vocal ambition of winning the upcoming Six Nations Championship has already suffered a setback, with the news that Wesley Fofana will miss out on three months of action. The Clermont Auvergne centre is regarded as one of the most dangerous midfielders in the northern hemisphere, but his injury problems have …

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There’s Good News Regarding Johnny Sexton’s Return

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 4, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 16/12/2017 Leinster vs Exeter Chiefs Leinster's Jonathan Sexton receives treatment Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Johnny Sexton is set for a return to action against Connacht on New Year’s Day. The Ireland international out-half failed a HIA during this month’s Championship Cup win at home to Exeter. Concerns grew over Sexton when Leinster’s report contradicted Joe Schmidt’s comments that evening, after the Kiwi stated that Sexton had passed the Head Injury Assessment. Nonetheless, the 32-year-old is …

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Watch: Darren Webster Displays Brilliant Knowledge Of Darts Rules To Reach Quarter-Final

Darts Darren Webster

Darren Webster is into his first World Darts Championship quarter-final since 2007, after the 23rd seed comfortably saw off Spanish star Antonio Alcinas 4-0. Despite only hitting an average of 94.54, Webster looked comfortable throughout and backed up his win over Simon Whitlock in the second round. He will now face the winner of Jamie Lewis vs James Richardson in …

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Sam Allardyce Offers Update On Seamus Coleman’s Return

HALEWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Seamus Coleman during the Everton FC training session at USM Finch Farm on August 10, 2017 in Halewood, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

2017 didn’t exactly go to plan for Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. The Donegal native suffered a broken leg against Wales last March, and he is yet to return to action. There are hopes that the Killybegs man will feature this season, but while there were positive updates, Everton manager has poured cold water on any hopes of a return in the …

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It’s Hard To Disagree With BBC’s World Rugby Team Of The Year

2017 was a remarkable year of rugby union, including a cracking Six Nations, an absorbing Lions tour, and another dominant Rugby Championship win for the All Blacks. As the year draws to a close, the usual reviews and debates are taking place, and BBC Radio Five Live put together a team of the year. Naturally, this will always lead to …

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“It Hurts When They Question Your Loyalty” – CJ Stander Opens Up On Contract Negotiations

CJ Stander

December has seen some great business from the IRFU. The union have signed key players on new contracts, including Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Tadhg Furlong. After the confirmation that Simon Zebo will be leaving Munster next season, there were fears that the floodgates could open. However, some of the main players have now signed up, as Ireland can look ahead …

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