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The Statistical British And Irish Lions XV Following The Six Nations

2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement

The 2017 Six Nations is done and dusted, with England retaining their title and many a home nations player putting his hand up for British and Irish Lions selection. In delivering a second consecutive title, England looks set to offer the largest contingent to Warren Gatland’s squad which is set to be named on April 19th. Ireland, Wales and Scotland …

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Fighter Of The Week: Georges St-Pierre

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter of the Week, we take a closer look at the man who many consider to be among the greatest to ever compete in mixed martial arts, the Canadian superstar, Georges St-Pierre. What exactly is it that makes the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as remarkably good as he is? For years, we watched in awe as …

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The League Of Ireland’s Greatest Graduates: Paul McGrath

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In part one of a series celebrating Irish football’s most successful League of Ireland graduates, we take an in-depth look at the role the LOI had to play in the early years of Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath’s career. From George Best and Bobby Charlton to John Giles, from Dixie Dean and Jimmy Johnson to Damien Duff, many of …

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Fighter Of The Week: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter Of The Week’, we’ll be taking a closer look at the man who is scheduled to appear in this weekend’s UFC 209 main event, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. There has always been a certain air of inevitability about Stephen Thompson’s title aspirations. On the back of a decorated career as a kickboxer, he made the switch …

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Exclusive: SBG’s Blaine O’Driscoll Ready To Show Fans Who He Really Is At Cage Warriors 81

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This Saturday night at the 3Arena in Dublin’s docklands, the recent spate of top quality MMA shows to visit Ireland’s shores continues. Just a couple of months after North American giant Bellator MMA made it’s first foray into the Irish market alongside the well established presence of BAMMA at the same venue, and mere weeks after the promotional pair lit …

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Eddie Jones Is Arrogant, And That’s Exactly What England Need

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Eddie Jones, the England head coach looks on during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on February 24, 2017 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“We might not be the greatest team in the world. But at least we turn up.” The quote has been carved into rugby folklore ever since it was first uttered by England captain John Pullin in 1973. Ireland, mired in the Northern Ireland Troubles at the time, was depicted as a morass of mines and mayhem in much of the …

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Fighter Of The Week: Johny Hendricks

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter Of The Week, we’ll be taking a closer look at a man whose name has fallen in stature somewhat in recent times, last weekend’s UFC Halifax co-main-event victor, Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. Defeat can come in many forms in the world of mixed martial arts. On the mat, a stray limb or an open neck …

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Exclusive: ‘I Never Feel Like I’m That Guy Who Is Going To Break’ – SBG’s Will Fleury Talks BAMMA 28

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At some point over the last few months, even the least superstitious member of MMA’s international community must have briefly wondered what vengeful deity is intent on sapping the remaining glow from the twilight of poor Ian McCall’s career, such is the unfathomable nature of his recent run of bad luck. Similar thoughts must have popped into the heads of …

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