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IRFU Release Statement On Ruan Pienaar

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11: Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Despite the best efforts of both player and club, Ruan Pienaar’s playing days at the northern province are now numbered. The South African has established himself as a real leader in the Ulster squad since arriving to Belfast in 2010. Scoring 777 points in 118 games Pienaar’s record speaks for itself. However, due to the IRFU succession policy Pienaar must …

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Harlequins Announce Signing Of Samoan International

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: A general view of the ground ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on October 16, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Harlequins have today confirmed the signing of Samoan international back Alofa Alofa.  The New Zealand born player originally began his career in league where he played for NRL side Sydney Roosters before making the jump between codes in 2013. Scoring thirteen tries in his inaugural season for West Harbour, Alofa came under the radar of Super Rugby franchise Waratahs whom …

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Leicester Tigers Players Disciplined By Club

OXFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Leicester Tigers celebrate with Harry Thacker after he touches down a try during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Leicester Tigers at Kassam Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

A number of unnamed Leicester Tigers players have been disciplined by the club following an incident which took place following the sides 33-10 pre-season victory over Italian outfit Treviso on Friday August 19. The incident which occurred in a McDonald’s restaurant revolved around a player who became impatient whilst waiting to pay for his food and then made the decision to …

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Jon Jones Sued By UFC 200 Fan For Failed Drugs Test

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Mixed martial artist Jon Jones listens during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to address being pulled from his light heavyweight title fight at UFC 200 against Daniel Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It seems that Jon Jones just can not stay out of trouble these days. Having being instated to the showpiece UFC 200 card as replacement for Conor McGregor following the ‘retirement’ Twitter incident, Dana White and co. were dealt another cruel hand as the main card replacement Jon ‘Bones’ Jones tested positive for performance enhancing substances prior to his eagerly anticipated …

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Premiership Bosses Slam 2017 Lions Tour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: The Lions celebrate their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the dawn of the new season on our doorsteps as the 2016/17 season begins in earnest, the prospect of the upcoming Lions tour slowly but surely begins to creep its way over the horizon and into our vision.  To that end, players and pundits alike will be adding an extra degree of scrutiny to their performances throughout the season with …

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Beauden Barrett: Best Player In World Rugby Right Now?

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand looks on during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Skill, shrewdness and a deadly killer instinct; these three qualities serve as an apt encapsulation of the type of All Black Beauden Barrett has become. Prior to Dan Carter’s impending international retirement following the 2015 World Cup, Hurricanes fly-half Beauden Barrett was but just another in a long line of highly rated prospects coming through the domineering All Blacks conveyor belt …

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New Bellator Signing Rory MacDonald Openly Criticises UFC

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In the world of mixed martial arts it is a given precedent that the UFC has now become the benchmark on which any and all aspiring fighters aim for. Given its pool of the sports finest talent and superior financial power over that of its competitors, the UFC has somewhat monopolised the sport in terms of franchising. So when one of …

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Fiji Award Ben Ryan Highest Honour In the Country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Fiji head coach Ben Ryan celebrates with players as they win gold after the Men's Rugby Sevens Gold medal final match between Fiji and Great Britain on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

In light of rugby sevens’ inaugural appearance at sports premier showpiece, the Olympic Games, it is fair to say that Englishman Ben Ryan is somewhat of a living legend on the island having steered the nation to its first ever Olympic medal. Ryan was instrumental to Fiji’s success having installed a ethic and ethos of professionalism into the side, who, …

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New Zealand Rugby Secure Major Signing

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Beauden Barrett of New Zealand prepares to kick at goal during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A degree of relief will be felt right throughout New Zealand following the announcement that star fly-half Beauden Barrett has resigned with the union through to the end of the 2019 season. After a glittering season in which Barrett’s scintillating form has seen his Super Rugby franchise Hurricanes secure its first ever Super Rugby title, as well as steering the …

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