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Why You Must Watch England V Barbarians

Eddie Jones’ young England side take on the world famous Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, but despite it being a non-cap affair this match could well prove pivotal to the country’s rugby future. The end-of-season matches between the men in white and the invitational Baa Baas can often be viewed as a bit of a damp squib before the Test squad …

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Video: Tom Wood Sees Red For Reckless Stamp On Opponent’s Head

Northampton Saints are back in the Champions Cup next season after beating Stade Francais but Tom Wood’s red card offence on Friday night is likely to dominate post-match discussion.  Midway through the second half the flanker stamped down on Djibril Camara’s head during a ruck, which left the French club’s wing bloodied. With the Saints 22-16 behind at the time it could …

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Watch: Jannie Du Plessis Red Carded For Shocking Multiple-Punch Assault Against Racing

Du Plessis Montpellier

Montpellier suffered defeat at the hands of Racing 92 in Saturday’s Top 14 playoff – and found themselves reduced to 14 men late on. Having finished well ahead of Racing in the league table, Montpellier would have fancied their chances of turning their opponents over at home (especially given their strong record at the Altrad Stadium and Racing’s somewhat patchy form), …

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Watch: The “Human Bulldozer” Josua Tuisova Brings Serious Pain In Latest Destructive Carry

Ouch.  Josua Tuisova is one of our most favourite players here at Pundit Arena and we think you will agree that it’s because of the blistering pace and ridiculous power which the Fijian-born winger possesses. The 23-year-old has played all of his professional rugby with Toulon after signing for the club in 2013 and it looks like the Olympic gold medalist …

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Lions Challenges: An In-Depth Look At New Zealand’s Super Rugby Franchises

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Vince Aso of the Hurricanes makes a break past Joe Powell of the Brumbies during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

After twelve rounds of Super Rugby, New Zealand teams dominate the competition with the undefeated Crusaders top of the New Zealand standings on an eleven-match winning streak. If the knockout stages were to be played this weekend, the Crusaders would be joined by the Lions, Stormers and Brumbies as conference winners, whilst three of the four wildcard slots would be …

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Common Sense Prevails As Changes To Champions Cup Qualification Announced

With the Champions Cup over for another season, tournament organisers have announced a restructuring to how teams will qualify for European rugby’s premier club competition.  In the PRO12, the top six teams in the competition automatically qualify for the Champions Cup but a team from each country participating in the competition was also guaranteed a place which meant that you always …

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