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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.

All Blacks Name Phenomenal XV For South Africa Clash

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 17: Nehe Milner-Skudder of the New Zealand All Blacks breaks through to score his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between New Zealand and France at the Millennium Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The All Blacks have named their team for Saturday’s clash against South Africa in Auckland on Saturday. Coach Steve Hansen has made six changes to the starting XV which beat a much-improved Argentina side 39-22 last weekend in New Plymouth. In the pack, three-times capped Kane Hames is handed his first start in place of the injured Joe Moody, who …

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Charles Piutau’s Reason For Not Returning To New Zealand Is Fantastically Admirable

Antrim , Ireland - 6 May 2017; Charles Piutau of Ulster in action against Isa Nacewa of Leinster during the Guinness PRO12 Round 22 match between Ulster and Leinster at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Outstanding Ulster full-back Charles Piutau has shared that it was an easy decision for him to stay in Europe for the sake of his family’s future rather than return to New Zealand to earn more international honours. A real game-breaker with great feet and electric pace, Piutau, according to The Irish Times, will become one of rugby’s highest paid players …

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Big Blow For Springboks As Jaco Kriel Ruled Out Of All Blacks Clash

The Springboks have been dealt a big blow ahead of their crucial clash against New Zealand in Albany on Saturday, with the news that flanker Jaco Kriel has been ruled out of the match. The all-action flanker, who has picked up eleven caps since his test debut last year, felt discomfort in his shoulder after his side’s draw with Australia …

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Watch: Toulouse Scored An Absolutely Stunning Team Try Against Toulon On Sunday

Toulouse produced a stunning try during their narrow 20-16 defeat away to Toulon on Sunday. After Toulouse lost possession near Toulon’s 10m line, Toulouse flanker Semi Kunatani offloaded the ball to centre Yann David, who popped it off to hooker David Roumieu. Roumieu then beautifully slipped it out to winger Yohann Huget on the 10m line. An excellent counter-attacker, Huget …

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Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

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Bath Vs Saracens: Six Players To Watch Out For

After both sides enjoyed opening round wins, Bath host European champions Saracens on Saturday afternoon at the Rec in what should be a cracking game. Bath impressed in a gutsy 27-23 win away to Leicester last weekend, registering their first win at Welford Road since 2011, while Saracens, inspired by the outstanding Schalk Brits, ran in nine tries to demolish …

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Philippe Coutinho Left Out Of Liverpool Squad For Man City Clash

Want-away Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been left out of the squad for Saturday’s clash against Manchester City at the Etihad stadium, reports BBC Sport. The 25-year-old Brazilian playmaker who has made over 138 appearances for the Reds since joining them in 2013, is yet to make an appearance for them this season due to a back injury. And having …

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Watch: Australian Rugby Player Banned For 10 Years After Vicious Assault On Referee

An 18 year-old Australian rugby player has received a 10 year ban for attacking a ref during an Under-19s grand final last weekend in an incident which has been condemned on social media, report the Newcastle Herald. The incident happened during the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union final between the Maitland Blacks and Newcastle Wanderers, in which the Wanderers ran …

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Plenty Of Changes As All Blacks Name A Frightening XV For Argentina Clash

SINGAPORE - APRIL 17: Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand warms up before the 2016 Singapore Sevens Cup Quarter Final between South Africa and New Zealand at National Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has named his team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in New Plymouth. After back to back wins against Australia in the first two rounds of the tournament, the All Blacks coach has made lots of changes to his matchday squad. Tongan-born Hurricanes forward Vaea Fifita is handed his first start at blindside flanker in his second …

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Watch: Rugby Ref Nigel Owens Stars In Hilarious New Airline Advert

Not content with blowing his whistle on the field, international rugby referee Nigel Owens is also putting his whistle to good effect in the advertising world. In this funny Emirates airlines ad, the 46-year-old, who has officiated in more than 80 Tests, at three World Cups and over 350 professional games in his 17-year career, disturbs a couple in the …

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