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Niamh O'Mahony
A fan of the beautiful game, Niamh is Head of Writer Development at Pundit Arena. Get in touch by dropping an email to niamh@punditarena.com or finding her on Twitter.

Toulon Have Sacked Diego Dominguez And Replaced Him With An Englishman

Toulon have parted company with manager Diego Dominguez and promoted recently hired backs coach Mike Ford to the top role in the club. The Argentine-born ex-Italian international has been under pressure to produce results in recent weeks following a sluggish start to the Top 14 season, and with additional reports of unrest in the camp, owner Mourad Boudjellal has now dispensed with his head …

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Mumm Will Miss Wallabies’ Clash With Wales After Accepting One-Week Suspension

Australian backrow Dean Mumm will miss his country’s opening game of their European tour after pleading guilty to a charge of striking and being handed a one-week suspension. The incident happened during the Wallabies loss to New Zealand over the weekend and left All Black Brodie Retallick suffering with concussion after the pair clashed at the back of the ruck. It was missed by …

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Wallabies And Toulon Star Denies He’s About To Announce His Retirement

A spell on the sidelines has prompted fresh speculation over the future of Wallabies and Toulon back Matt Giteau, with reports in France suggesting that 34-year-old veteran could retire at the end of the current season. The initial report originated from Midi Olympique but was widely reporting elsewhere – with the suggestion that injuries are taking a heavy toll on the Sydney native’s …

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Boost For Saracens And England As The Latest Owen Farrell News Is Hugely Positive

Saracens coach Mark McCall and England head coach Eddie Jones will both be happier men after it was confirmed that influential fly-half Owen Farrell is set to start his first game of the season this weekend. The Aviva Premiership side face the almighty challenge of taking on Toulon at the Stade Felix-Mayol in France on Saturday afternoon, and having at last recovered from the …

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Cork Hurlers To Face Tipperary In Thurles As Páirc Uí Chaoimh Won’t Be Ready In Time

Cork hurlers will concede home advantage to reigning All-Ireland senior hurling champions Tipperary next summer as the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh will not be completed in time for the fixture. The tie was one of the standout fixtures made in Thursday’s 2017 All-Ireland Hurling Championship draw and there were some initial suggestions that the match would be the ideal way …

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Mixed News For Manchester City: Aguero Is Fine But Key Defender Out For Three Weeks

Manchester City supporters, like most Premier League fans, are beginning not to like international windows and the competitive fixtures that they bring along with them. On Monday came the worrying news that striker Sergio Aguero had limped out of a training session with Argentina over the weekend. However, the player felt much improved on Monday and is now expected to play against Paraguay …

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Antonio Conte Willing To Part With Eden Hazard To Fund Arrival Of Key Target [Report]

Chelsea supporters: don’t read this while eating your cornflakes, but a report in one of Monday morning’s newspapers has claimed that manager Antonio Conte is willing to allow Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard leave Stamford Bridge in order to secure his number one transfer target. As reported on Saturday, media outlets published mixed updates on whether or not the Blues are closing in on signing …

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Manchester United Renew Interest In Everton’s Republic Of Ireland Talisman [Reports]

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Linked with the Republic of Ireland captain on a number of previous occasions already, Manchester United have taken a fresh liking to Everton’s Seamus Coleman according to a number of reports in Sunday’s newspapers. Coleman dribbled and bundled his way by several Georgian players to score and secure the Republic of Ireland’s first World Cup qualifying win for the 2018 World Cup …

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Mixed Reports On Whether Or Not Chelsea Have Secured Deal For No.1 Transfer Target

COBHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Antonio Conte of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on September 23, 2016 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Having brought in a number of key signings during the summer, the new Premier League season was expected to be a much-improved one for Chelsea – especially with former Italy manager Antonio Conte at the helm. However, while the campaign started off brightly, two defeats and a draw have robbed the Blues of much of their ‘feel good’ factor and Conte is already …

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