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Arsenal Agree Club-Record Fee With Dortmund For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Report]

Arsene Wenger’s search for a new striker looks to be coming to an end with reports emerging last night that Arsenal have agreed on a fee with Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.  After Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United last week with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction, all eyes were focussed on Germany to see whether the north-London …

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Munster Confirm Duncan Casey Will Depart The Province After Securing French Move

Munster have confirmed this afternoon that Duncan Casey has completed his time with the club after securing a contract in France.  After the southern province’s victory over Castres last weekend in the Champions Cup, reports began to circulate that Casey would be leaving Johann van Graan’s side to take up a contract offer in France, believed to be Grenoble who ply …

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Ireland Progress To Quarter-Finals Despite Mixed Day In Sydney

While you were sleeping, Ireland were taking part on Day 1 of the Sydney leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens World Series.  Ireland were drawn in a tough pool with Russia, Canada and Fiji but they have come through this task to qualify for the quarter-finals despite just winning one game. Although Anthony Eddy’s side will be disappointed …

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The Mascots For The 2019 World Cup Have Been Revealed

You know the next World Cup is coming around the corner when the official mascots are revealed.  The 2019 World Cup in Japan is a little over 18 months away and officials have revealed the mascots for that tournament, ‘Ren’ and ‘G’. ‘Ren’ (the parent) and ‘G’ (the offspring) were revealed on Friday by local organisers. Here is a statement …

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More Wales Woe As Rhys Webb Released From Six Nations Squad

It was a common theme at yesterday’s Natwest 6 Nations launch at Syon Park in London, that is the issue surrounding the respective injuries currently being experienced by each squad. There isn’t one nation which doesn’t have a lengthy list of players sidelined with injury and Wales are no different. Warren Gatland’s side have issues in their backrow, not to …

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The Times And Dates For The Champions And Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals Have Been Announced

After a hectic weekend of European action, we now know who will be facing off in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions and Challenge Cups. In the Champions Cup, Munster host Toulon at home, Leinster will host defending champions Saracens at the Aviva Stadium, Scarlets will welcome La Rochelle to Parc y Scarlets and Racing 92 will have to travel to …

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“There’s Going To Be No Surprises.” Ciara Griffin Not Worried About XVs v Sevens Balance

Rewind almost 12 months and Ireland’s women had secured bonus-point victories against both Scotland and Italy in the 2017 Six Nations.  As the squad were preparing for their crucial fixture against France who they were also due to play in their World Cup Pool later that year, three of their star players, Sene Naoupu, Hannah Tyrrell and Ali Miller were …

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