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A Hypothetical Rugby XV Made Up Of Premier League Footballers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Crouch of Stoke City (R) wins a header during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations well underway, here we take a look at some Premier League stars that would make admirable rugby players if they switched to the oval ball.  _________ 1. Loosehead Prop: Jonathan Walters A powerful, physical and terrifying opponent, Walters would be perfect for the front row. _________ 2. Hooker: Wayne Rooney The perfect build for hooker, Rooney’s vision …

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Watch: Teddy Sheringham Reveals Just How Close Diego Maradona Came To Signing For Tottenham

Sport, Football, Ossie Ardiles Benefit Match, 1st May 1986, Tottenham Hotspur 2 v Inter Milan 1, Inter Milan's Liam Brady is watched by Tottenham Hotspur's Diego Maradona (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona very nearly ended up playing for Tottenham Hotspur, according to former striker Teddy Sheringham. Maradona, often celebrated as the best footballer to have ever played the game, wore the Spurs colours during Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial in 1986 (as shown in the above pic where he’s being schooled by another legend, Liam Brady), but nearly made his stay in …

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Opinion: Manchester City’s Shortcomings Were Laid Bare Last Night Despite Victory

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: John Stones of Manchester City reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

In the build-up to the first leg clash at the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and French league leaders Monaco, many people were predicting a goal fest. Free-scoring Monaco have smashed in an incredible 76 goals in 26 league games this season boasting some exciting young talent along with a rejuvenated Radamal Falcao. Guardiola described them as “killers in the …

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Sutton Keeper Wayne Shaw Resigns From Club Following Betting Allegations

Sutton Shaw

Sutton United have accepted reserve goalkeeper and coach Wayne Shaw’s resignation following alleged breaches of betting rules. A betting company which sponsors Sutton had published odds of 8-1 that the goalkeeper would eat a pie during the non-league side’s FA Cup tie with Arsenal last night. Shaw was then captured on screen biting into a pie which gained widespread attention …

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