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Ross Moriarty Receives Ban For Neck-Hold During Win Over Argentina

Ross Moriarty has received a ban from World Rugby for his red card offence during Wales’ 30-12 win over Argentina at the weekend.  Moriarty was sent off in the 82nd minute after an ill-tempered incident led to the British and Irish Lion grabbing a hold of Nicolas Sanchez around the neck and continuing to do so despite being told to cease …

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Dates And Kick-Off Times For Ireland’s November Clashes Confirmed

The dates and times for Ireland’s November internationals have been confirmed today by the IRFU.  Ireland will take on Argentina, New Zealand and the USA as part of the 2018 Guinness Series. Guinness Series 2018 Fixtures IRELAND vs Argentina Saturday 10th November 2018 KO 6.30pm IRELAND vs New Zealand Saturday 17th November 2018 KO 7.00pm IRELAND vs USA Saturday 24th November …

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Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Champions Cup Draw

The northern hemisphere season will be coming to an end this weekend with the culmination of the June internationals but today provides the perfect opportunity to get excited about 2018/19 as the Champions Cup draw takes place.  The draw will take place at 2 pm in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Challenge Cup draw will take place first at 2 pm which will …

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Daily Discussion: Defensive Mindset And Lack Of Transparency Fuelling Women’s Rugby Chasm

David Nucifora, the IRFU’s Performance Director, gave his annual briefing to the Irish rugby media this week in Sydney as Ireland’s men’s national side get ready for the much anticipated third Test with the Wallabies on Saturday.  Such is Nucifora’s influence on the way the game is governed in this country, his media briefings are much anticipated with there being …

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Mike Brown: I Deserve More Respect For England Career

Mike Brown has stated in an interview this week that he feels like he deserves more respect for what he has achieved in his England career.  The 71 times capped veteran was speaking to the media this week as his side prepares for another crack at the Springboks on Saturday in order to avoid a series whitewash. Brown is often …

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The Week’s Five Hottest Rugby Stories

We’re reaching the end of the summer internationals and this has brought plenty of talking points as the northern hemisphere season reaches its climax.  Here, we take a look at some of the biggest rugby stories from the past week. 1. More Controversy In New Zealand After the first Test between the All Blacks and France, we thought we had out …

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England To Move Away From Twickenham For Summer Test Next Year

It is being reported today that England will play a Test match next summer away from their Twickenham home in south-west London.  As part of England’s World Cup warm-up schedule, Eddie Jones’ side will take on Italy at St James’ Park in Newcastle. The Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford were both considered in Manchester but it has been decided that Newcastle …

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