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Bundee Aki And Tyler Bleyendaal Are Training With Ireland This Week

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Joe Schmidt has this week gathered his Irish side for a training camp in Kildare’s Carton House before the players return to their clubs for the new season. The world’s number three side will take on South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in November and may have a new name to call upon with Bundee Aki soon eligible for citizenship. The Connacht …

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The 2017/18 Pro14 “New Signings XV”

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Including transfers between each other, the Pro14 sides have made 74 signings this summer. But which 15 players arriving from other leagues make it to our Pro14 New Signings XV? The start of the 2017/18 season sees two new teams joining the Pro14. The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs may have been shown the door by Super Rugby, but they …

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Toby Flood’s International Career May Not Be Over Just Yet

After three seasons of plying his trade outside of England, Toby Flood will make his Aviva Premiership return when he lines out for the Newcastle Falcons in their season opener against Worcester Warriors at Kingston Park on September 1.  The 32-year-old joins a Newcastle side which looks to progress even further from last year where they secured their highest finish …

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Confirmed: Christian Lealiifano Joins Ulster Rugby On A Short Term Deal

Ulster Rugby has confirmed the signing of Christian Lealiifano on a short-term deal.  Lealiifano will play for the northern province for five months, with his contract due to expire on the 22nd January 2018. This means that the 29-year-old will return to the Brumbies after Ulster have completed their pool stage fixtures in the Champions Cup. Lealiifano made his comeback …

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Former South African International Back-Row Announces Retirement From Rugby

Pierre Spies announced his retirement from professional rugby in a statement after a 13-year career on Sunday. Earning 53 international caps, Spies made his international debut in 2006. However that game in Brisbane was one to forget. Jack White’s team were hammered 49-0 in Brisbane in a Tri-Nations game. Primarily a number 8, Spies showed his versatility, playing on the …

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Watch: Worrying Footage Suggests Sonny Bill Williams Was Knocked Out Vs Australia

This doesn’t look too good for Sonny Bill Williams… Having received a red card against the Lions during their tour of New Zealand in the summer, there was some concern about Sonny Bill Williams’ future as an All Black. However, having served a four-match suspension, the centre was recalled to the All Blacks team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship match against the …

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Sad News Out Of New Zealand As All Blacks Player Of The Century Dies

Former New Zealand forward Colin Meads, named in 1999 as the All Blacks Player of the Century, has died. Meads, suffering from Pancreatic cancer, died in Te Kuiti Hospital. Meads played 133 times for New Zealand between 1957 and 1971 and is a true legend of the game. Nicknamed “Pinetree”, Meads was a robust, physical player, hardened by the elements and …

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South Africa 37-15 Argentina: Player Ratings From Port Elizabeth

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 19: Uzair Cassiem of the Springbok Team during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South Africa look back to their best after beating Argentina soundly 37-15 at Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The Pumas have some serious discipline issues and experienced a frustrating afternoon away from home. Here are how the two teams fared.   South Africa  Tendai Mtawarira- 8 Tackled his heart out today showing he hasn’t lost any of his typical energy and …

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