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Hefin Jones
Hefin is a sports anorak with a love for cricket, boxing and football but a particular penchant for rugby. English teacher, Journalism student and Scarlets fan. Attempt to tweet trilingually @hefrhys.

The Full PRO14 Fixture List For The 2017/18 Season Has Just Been Announced

The full Pro14 fixture list has today been revealed on Pro14’s official website, with eager fans now knowing how their teams’ fixtures will pan out. The ground-breaking new format will see two South African teams join the twelve Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Italian teams, with the fourteen teams divided into two conferences of seven. Ulster kick-off the revamped tournament on …

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Fly-Half Ruaridh Jackson To Return To Scotland Ahead Of Pro14 Season

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Ruaridh Jackson of Harlequins is tackled by Lachie Turner of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ruaridh Jackson is to return to former club Glasgow Warriors, Harlequins have announced on Tuesday.  31-times capped Jackson joined the London-based side last July and made 19 appearances for them, scoring 78 points. Bringing to an end a three-year absence from Scotland, the versatile 29-year-old, who can also slot in at 15, also spent two seasons with Premiership runners-up Wasps …

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Wayne Pivac Explains Exactly Why Leigh Halfpenny Opted For Scarlets

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac has shared why Leigh Halfpenny opted to join the Welsh club, citing a desire to improve his attacking game as the main reason for his move to the Pro12 champions. The 28-year-old yesterday announced his return to Welsh rugby after joining the Scarlets on a three-year dual contract, which will see the WRU pay 60 per …

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Crusaders Name Starting Team For Super Rugby Final

during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his starting XV for Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Johannesburg. Robertson has named an unchanged starting fifteen and bench, meaning the seven-time champions go into their twelfth Super Rugby final with an unchanged match-day 23 for the third game in a row. Here is our team for the @SuperRugbyNZ Final against …

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Hansen Names Three New Players In Extended All Blacks Training Squad

Auckland , New Zealand - 8 July 2017; New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen during the Third Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has picked three new players in his extended training squad for next month’s Rugby Championship. Included for the first time in the 34-man squad are Highlanders utility back Richard Buckman and second-row Tom Franklin, as well as Chiefs tighthead Atu Moli. The versatile Buckman can play at centre, full-back as well as on the wing and was part …

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Sonny Bill Williams Will Miss Rugby Championship Opener

New Zealand All Blacks player Sonny Bill Williams (R) takes part in a training session in Auckland on July 6, 2017. The New Zealand All Blacks will play the British and Irish Lions in the third and final Test in Auckland on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Two-time World Cup-winning All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams will miss his side’s opening Rugby Championship clash with Australia in Sydney on August 19, according to the New Zealand Herald. This is after a World Rugby hearing decided that the 28-year-old’s four-week ban for a reckless shoulder charge to Anthony Watson’s face during his side’s second Test against the British …

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No Wallabies Recall For Quade Cooper Even With Karmichael Hunt Injury

Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper will not be recalled to Australia’s Rugby Championship squad despite an injury to his Queensland Reds teammate Karmichael Hunt. The former Rugby League star will be out of action for two months after a minor operation on an ankle syndesmosis injury and is therefore likely to miss at least the first four games of Australia’s Rugby …

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