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Just One Leinster Player Makes Opta’s PRO14 Team Of The Season

When Opta produce a team of the season, it is always interesting to look at it from a more analytical and statistical perspective.  Sure, we’re all going to have our own ideas of who was the best hooker, out-half, winger etc of the season in a particular league but there are often players who reach high and consistent numbers in terms …

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The Springboks Release Their New Kit Ahead Of Season Start

It’s a new era for South African rugby – a new coaching ticket spearheaded by Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber, the removal of the overseas selection policy and a new captain in Siya Kolisi has provided some much-needed hope ahead of the 2019 World Cup.  The Springboks’ 2018 season begins this weekend when they take on Wales in Washington D.C …

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Opta Produce Their 2017/18 Premiership Team Of The Season

The Premiership is over for another season and Saracens have re-established themselves as the Kingpins of the English game after easing to victory over the Exeter Chiefs in the final at Twickenham on Saturday.  There was no shortage of interesting narratives surrounding this season’s campaign. The rise of the Newcastle Falcons and the fall of perceived heavyweights such as Harlequins …

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Eddie Jones Hits Back At Criticisms Over His Training Methods

Ben Te’o became the latest player to receive an injury during one of Eddie Jones’ England camps as the Worcester centre was ruled out of the summer series against the Springboks as he aggravated a thigh issue during a weights session.  Piers Francis of the Northampton Saints has replaced Te’o in the squad but the latest withdrawal has only added …

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Gloucester Announce The Signing Of Two Springboks For Next Season

Gloucester are planning for a big season once things kick off again in September as the club have announced two impressive South African signings.  First up is Springbok second-row Franco Mostert. Mostert has captained the Lions in Super Rugby this season and also helped them to two consecutive Super Rugby finals in 2016 and 2017. Mostert has been named in the …

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Quade Cooper Posts Classy Message After Wallabies Omission

Michael Cheika has named a 32-man squad for the upcoming three-Test series against Ireland which will kick off in Brisbane on Saturday, June 9. Cheika has named five uncapped players in his squad with Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Jack Maddocks, Tom Banks, Folau Fainga’a and Caleb Timu all included. There was no space for Pete Samu who is currently playing for the Crusaders …

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Michael Cheika Names 32-Man Wallabies Squad To Take On Ireland

Michael Cheika has named a 32-man Wallabies squad for the upcoming three-Test series against Ireland in June.  The Wallabies will host Ireland in Brisbane on June 9 before further Tests in Melbourne on June 16 and Sydney on June 23. According to reports, Ned Hanigan won’t be fit for the first Test in Brisbane. Cheika has named five uncapped players in his …

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A Recap On The Intense Rivalry Between Golden State Warriors And Cavaliers

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in their fourth consecutive edition of the best-of-seven championship series starting Thursday: 2015: The Warriors won their first title in 40 years by beating Cleveland 4-2. For the first time in NBA Finals history, the first two games went to overtime. Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured left kneecap in overtime of the …

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