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Watch: New All Blacks Documentary Shows Fascinating Behind The Scenes Footage

The All Blacks have released some teaser footage of their new six-part documentary series which will be released on Amazon Prime.  The series, which is titled ‘All Or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks’, shows behind the scenes footage of the All Blacks team during their gripping series against the British and Irish Lions last summer. There are some great little bits …

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Munster Reveal Why They Recruited Two South African Youngsters For The Academy

On Tuesday, Munster announced that they have released seven players from their academy.  The players who are leaving include Joey Conway, John Foley, Daniel Hurley, Vincent O’Brien and Rob O’Donovan, Conor Fitzgerald who is the brother of senior back Stephen and former Ireland U20 full-back Jack Power who had joined the province from Leinster’s academy. Telling young, aspiring professional rugby players …

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NZRU Take A Pop At The RFU For Brad Shields Situation

There are no shortage of talking points from this morning’s England squad announcement.  Eddie Jones has named a 34-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa which will see England take on the Springboks in three Tests throughout June. Danny Cipriani has been included in the squad where he could make his first appearance in the famous white shirt since …

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Mayo And Galway Name Their Teams For Sunday’s Mouth Watering Connacht QF

Mayo and Galway have named their starting teams for Sunday’s eagerly anticipated Connacht SFC quarter-final clash.  The match, which is being held at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, sees two of the province’s heavyweights face off against one another and the loser will have to contend with a path through the qualifiers in order to reach the ‘Super 8’ stage of the …

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Where The Champions Cup Final Could Be Won Or Lost For Leinster On Saturday

Leinster go into Saturday’s Champions Cup final with Racing 92 firmly established as favourites which is no surprise considering they have gone unbeaten since they began their campaign with a 24-17 win over Montpellier at the RDS in October.  Their Guinness PRO14 form has also been excellent, with a home semi-final already secured against Munster in 10 days time. However, …

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Israel Folau Is “Walking The Line” Says Rugby Australia Boss Raelene Castle

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said that Israel Folau is “walking the line” after his latest anti-homosexual social media post.  Folau posted a video link to his Twitter account which opposed same-sex marriage and referred to it as “sexual perversions beyond description.” Last month, Folau controversially said that all gay people are destined for hell and since then there …

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Jose Mourinho ‘Very Positive’ That Alex Ferguson Will Recover

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are “very positive” that former manager Alex Ferguson will recover from the brain haemorrhage that has left him in intensive care. Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during an unrivalled 26-year reign at Old Trafford, needed emergency surgery last weekend after a fall at his home near Manchester. It is understood that the surgery went well, …

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Great News As Tiger Woods Confirms He Will Play In The Open Championship

Three-time British Open winner Tiger Woods is to play in this year’s championship for the 20th time but first, since 2015, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday. The 42-year-old American — a 14 time Major winner — returned to competitive golf this season after missing most of the previous two years through injury and finished tied for 32nd at last month’s …

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