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Colm Egan
Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.

Scotland Move Up To Highest Ever World Ranking

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25:Tim Visser (l) celebrates his try with Finn Russell (c) of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Scotland have been enjoying a remarkable Six Nations Championship. A nation which has traditionally prided itself on surefire physicality up front, saw such power desert them in recent years. Indeed, having won the final Five Nations Championship they can forever dine out on being the last champions. They have had little else to celebrate in recent years, however. Picking up …

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Northampton Saints Announce Eleven New Deals With Current Players

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Jim Mallinder, the Northampton director of rugby looks on during the Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on December 6, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have announced new contract deals for eleven of their current squad. The Saints have been much maligned this season. Having finished rock bottom of their European Champions Cup pool, one would think that they would have been afforded more time to focus on their domestic campaign. A glance at the Guinness Premiership table quickly attests to the fact …

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Warren Gatland Won’t Just Select Lions Squad Based On On-Field Escapades

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Even as the Six Nations move towards a crescendo, nobody can stop thinking about the Lions tour this Summer. Many had written it off as an impending whitewash, given the spectacular form of the  All Blacks since picking up their third World Cup in 2015. Recent events, primarily Ireland’s triumph over New Zealand in Chicago, England’s stunning winning streak and …

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Blow For Arsenal As Santi Cazorla Ruled Out For Rest Of The Season

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla will not feature again for Arsenal this season and is now focusing on being fit for August, as reported by the Mirror. The midfielder has had an extremely frustrating season so far for Arsenal. Having played his last game for the Gunners in October, he has sat out the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Despite recent reports that he …

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Antonio Conte Signs New Chelsea Deal [Report]

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea at Molineux on February 18, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has signed a new three-year contract at Chelsea, according to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Daily Express) The Italian has enjoyed remarkable success at the club so far. Indeed, it is widely accepted that Chelsea’a lead atop the Premier League is so unassailable that a domestic double is the new goal for Conte’s charges. The 47-year-old’s original deal was intended to keep …

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Pro12 To Introduce Franchises From USA And Canada

Launch of the 2014/15 Guinness PRO12 Season 26/8/2014 General view of Guinness PRO12 trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Guinness Pro12 has been working behind the scenes to include US and Canadian franchises in a new incarnation of the league. As reported in The Scotsman, the new league format would be called the ‘Guinness Atlantic Rugby Championship’ and is planned to begin in the 2018-19 season. Such a prospect is clearly very exciting for all those involved and …

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Why Arsene Wenger Is Not To Blame For Arsenal’s Failings

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal shows dejection during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on October 2, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The ‘Wenger-Out’ clarion call reverberates around the Emirates once again. Heralded in by the realisation by the Gunners faithful that their team will, yet again, fail to compete for major honours this year, they attempt to pile pressure on Arsene Wenger to leave. However, the chants that reverberate down from the stands is different this year. It is not grossly outnumbered by …

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Pat Lam Responds Angrily To Jibe From Steve Hansen

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31: Blues coach Pat Lam (R) and All Black assistant coach Steve Hansen (L) look on during an Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on May 31, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Few coaches have been more admired in Ireland in recent times than Pat Lam. In guiding Connacht to a Pro 12 title last year, he resurrected a province previously thought surplus to requirements. Most impressively, he did it playing running, attractive rugby. Rugby that ultimately put Leinster to the sword in the final. His star has somewhat fallen in light …

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Neville Believes Mourinho Is ‘Envious’ Of Chelsea’s Successes This Term

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United and Manager Antonio Conte of Chelsea watch from the touchline during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Gary Neville has called José Mourinho ‘envious’ and ‘mischievous’ following comments the Manchester United boss made at the weekend. As quoted in the Daily Mail, Neville spoke in relation to Mourinho’s comments about Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side, who currently enjoy an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Following his side’s victory over Watford at the weekend, the …

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Bristol Rugby Sign All Black Juggernaut

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01: Steven Luatua of the New Zealand All Blacks passes the ball during a training session at Toyota Park on November 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bristol Rugby have confirmed the signing of Steven Luatua. The 15-times capped All Black will join Pat Lam at Bristol next season, a club that have been eager to splash their cash ahead of the 2017/18 season. Luatua will certainly add incredible athleticism to their current side, evidenced by the promotional video released in tandem with the announcement. As goes without saying, Bristol …

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