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Lions Watch: Why Dylan Hartley Is Set To Be The Biggest Loser

England captain Dylan Hartley is staring down the barrel of a summer of rest and relaxation as the evidence suggests he is not yet guaranteed his place in the British and Irish Lions squad to face New Zealand. The recently concluded Six Nations was an opportunity for Lions hopefuls to impress upon head coach Warren Gatland their credentials for the …

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Australian Rugby Set To Begin Trial Of ‘Blue Cards’ This Weekend

With increasing concern over the frequency of concussions in the sport, the Australian Rugby Union is set to begin trialing an interesting new system this weekend. Looking to improve protocols for better management of concussion in rugby, referees will be afforded the opportunity to brandish blue cards in the coming weeks. The new system, which is only being trialed in …

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A Lions XV To Beat The All Blacks – From A Kiwi Perspective

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham Stadium, London, England 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton

Warren Gatland faces his proverbial Everest when the Lions tour kicks off in June in New Zealand this year. He has an enviable talent pool to draw from but winning in New Zealand will require players with strength, agility, vision and grit in combination with very astute tactics. What the Irish did in Chicago needs to be replicated. So who …

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Watch: Stuart Hogg Gets Roasted By Team-mates As He Learns Of Six Nations Player Of The Championship Win

On Thursday Scotland’s Stuart Hogg was named the RBS Six Nations Player of the Championship for the second consecutive year, rubber stamping his standing as one of the best full-backs in the game today. The 24-year-old was the standout player for Scotland again in the recently concluded tournament and although they finished fourth in the table, it was only on …

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Two Coaches Appointed To Kieran Keane’s New Setup At Connacht

Kieran Keane Appointed New Connacht Head Coach 20/2/2017 ITM Cup, Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, New Zealand 4/9/2015 Otago vs Tasman Tasman head coach Kieran Keane

Connacht have found life difficult as reigning Pro12 champions. Subsequent to their maiden champions, injuries have plagued this season. Pat Lam’s decision to leave for Bristol next season was an even worse blow, however. With Connacht sitting 7th in the Pro12 standings, facing a daunting run-in, they needed some good news. That news came in the announcement on Monday with two …

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Referees For Three Lions Tests Vs. New Zealand Have Been Announced

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand Referee Jaco Peyper indicates high challenge as he yellow cards Malakai Fekitoa of New Zealand

The three main officials for the Lions’ tests against the All Blacks this summer have been announced. World Rugby listed a full schedule of refereeing appointments for this summer, and in among that it was revealed that Frenchman  Jerome Garces and Romain Poite, and Jaco Peyper of South Africa will be the men in the middle for Warren Gatland’s side’s …

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Stuart Hogg Announced As RBS Six Nations Player Of The Championship

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has been announced as the 2017 Six Nations Player of the Championship, his second time receiving the award in as many years. Far and away Scotland’s most consistent and influential player, the 24-year-old was his usual attacking self, helping put title hopefuls Ireland to the sword on the opening day of the championships. Following the public …

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Pundit Arena’s Six Nations Player Of the Tournament

Ahead of the official RBS Six Nations Player of the Tournament announcement fans have continued to have their say on the matter here at Pundit Arena. With almost 1300 votes in the last 24 hours, the results are in. In what is expected to track closely with the official announcement, due in the next few days, it has come down …

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