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Watch: Montpellier Lock Sent Off For Brutal Elbow To The Head

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Montpellier reduced to fourteen men for the last 15 minutes of their Top 14 clash with Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday, as Konstantin Mikautadze saw red for a sickening elbow. The Georgian international had only entered the field of play fifteen minutes earlier, coming on as a second-half substitute, but his afternoon ended early when, with the ball safely in his grasp, …

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Charles Piutau’s Reason For Not Returning To New Zealand Is Fantastically Admirable

Antrim , Ireland - 6 May 2017; Charles Piutau of Ulster in action against Isa Nacewa of Leinster during the Guinness PRO12 Round 22 match between Ulster and Leinster at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Outstanding Ulster full-back Charles Piutau has shared that it was an easy decision for him to stay in Europe for the sake of his family’s future rather than return to New Zealand to earn more international honours. A real game-breaker with great feet and electric pace, Piutau, according to The Irish Times, will become one of rugby’s highest paid players …

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Bath Vs Saracens: Six Players To Watch Out For

After both sides enjoyed opening round wins, Bath host European champions Saracens on Saturday afternoon at the Rec in what should be a cracking game. Bath impressed in a gutsy 27-23 win away to Leicester last weekend, registering their first win at Welford Road since 2011, while Saracens, inspired by the outstanding Schalk Brits, ran in nine tries to demolish …

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Four Players Ready To Set The London Double Header Alight

With the London Double Header taking place this Saturday, we take a look at four of the Aviva Premiership’s young stars, destined to make an impact at Twickenham. The wait is over. Friday night marked the start of the 2017/18 Premiership season and what a start it was. We saw two thrilling encounters with Gloucester putting an end to Exeter’s 17-match win streak …

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Two More South African Sides Want To Join European Rugby

Pictured today at the Guinness PRO14 South African Launch are Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Cheetahs) and Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda (Southern Kings) Mandatory Credi

The expanded Pro14 league has not even begun yet, and already two more South African sides might be looking to join the party. The Times are reporting that the Lions from Johannesburg and the Sharks from Durban, two sides currently competing in Super Rugby, have written to the South African Rugby Union to ascertain whether or not they would be …

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Watch: Chris Ashton Had A Debut To Remember For Toulon

RC Toulon's English winger Chris Ashton (C) is tackled by Pau's French flanker Pierrick Gunther (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match RC Toulon vs Pau at The Mayol Stadium in Toulon, south-eastern France on August 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chris Ashton shone on his Toulon debut on Sunday as the French side dispatched of Pau 41-14 in their Top 14 opener. The (former) England international lined out with his new side in a competitive fixture for the first time, and the ex-Saracens wing was involved in the thick of the action on both ends of the pitch. That said, …

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Rugby Players Ireland Have Appointed A New CEO

Rugby Players Ireland have announced former Leinster and Harlequins player Simon Keogh as their new chief executive officer.   A panel consisting of current and former internationals chose the 2009 European Cup winner to lead the players’ union forward. Speaking straight after the announcement, current Ireland and Leinster full-back and chairman of Rugby Players Ireland Rob Kearney spoke of what Keogh …

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