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World Cup Winning Springbok Drotske ‘Stable’ After Shooting

Drotske South Africa

Former Springbok hooker and Super Rugby coach Naka Drotske was in a “stable” condition in hospital Friday after being shot during an armed robbery outside Pretoria. The 47-year-old, a member of the 1995 World Cup winning squad, was at his brother’s property when three men broke into the house on Thursday evening, police told local media. “From what we hear …

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France Captain Guilhem Guirado Toulon Departure Confirmed

Guilhem Guirado Montpellier Toulon France

France captain Guilhem Guirado will be moving to Montpellier at the end of the season, the Top 14 club announced on Thursday. “It was a very important decision which needed a lot of thought. Now it is official I am very happy to be joining Montpellier,” Guirado told the club website. Guirado’s current side Toulon said last month that the …

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Internationals Return As Munster Name Strong Side For Edinburgh

Munster Conor Murray

Munster have named their team which will take on Edinburgh on Friday night at Irish Independent Park in Cork and it includes a whole host of Irish internationals who were in action throughout the November window.  In total, there are 11 changes to the team which secured a bonus-point victory against Zebre in Parma on Sunday. The front-five is completely …

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Klopp Left To Hope For Anfield Magic As Away Day Ills Continue

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now has to hope that Anfield will again bring the best out of his team in their decisive final Champions League group game against Napoli after Wednesday’s damaging defeat at Paris Saint-Germain. Last season’s runners-up are in serious danger of a group-stage exit from the competition after losing 2-1 to a Neymar-inspired PSG at the Parc …

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Paddy Jackson Linked With Move Away From Perpignan

bundee aki leinster

Paddy Jackson has been linked with a move away from his current club Perpignan should they be relegated from the Top 14 at the end of the season.  Jackson has been plying his trade with Perpignan since his contract was revoked by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby as a result of the fallout from the Belfast rape trial in which …

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Sam Burgess Blames “Egos” And “Selfish Players” For 2015 World Cup Failure

Sam Burgess England Rugby

The announcement of Andy Farrell as the new Ireland head coach after the 2019 World Cup has brought on plenty of commentary surrounding his time with England leading into the 2015 showpiece and with any conversation about that ill-fated tournament, the subject of Sam Burgess is never far away.  For Burgess, he has often been used as a scapegoat for England’s failure to …

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