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Alun Wyn Jones’ Lions Captaincy Credentials Come Under Scrutiny After Being Overruled By His Own Players

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Alun Wyn Jones of the Lions celebrates after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales were comfortably beaten by Scotland in Murrayfield earlier today with Vern Cotter’s men blitzing the visitors in the second half. The Scots held just a three point lead not long into the second half when Wales were awarded a penalty out wide by referee John Lacey. Potential Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones told Lacey that his side would opt …

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Racing 92 Have Finally Responded To The Allegations Against Ali Williams

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Plainclothes police officers arrested Top 14 star James O’Connor and former All Black Ali Williams in the early hours of Saturday morning for allegedly possessing cocaine. Williams, 35, currently plies his trade in suburban Paris as a media advisor for Racing 92 and this evening the club have released a statement on the incident. In the short piece, they confirm they …

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Toulon Closing In On Powerful All Black Centre

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

Mourad Boudjellal doesn’t appear to be wasting any time rebuilding his squad. After missing out on Sonny Bill Williams last summer, Mourad Boudjellal and Toulon have set their sights on Malakai Fekitoa ahead of next season. The 23 times capped All Black centre has become hot property since establishing himself in a New Zealand backline that didn’t seem to miss Conrad Smith, …

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Top 14 Players Ali Williams And James O’Connor Arrested Over Alleged Cocaine Possession

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Top 14 side Racing 92, along with European giants Toulon, have become embroiled in yet another drugs controversy as former All Black Ali Williams and Australia international James O’Connor have reportedly been arrested in Paris for allegedly possessing cocaine. According to L’Equipe, plainclothes police officers arrested the pair outside a nightclub near the Arc de Triomphe in the early hours …

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Northampton Saints Announce Eleven New Deals With Current Players

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Jim Mallinder, the Northampton director of rugby looks on during the Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on December 6, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have announced new contract deals for eleven of their current squad. The Saints have been much maligned this season. Having finished rock bottom of their European Champions Cup pool, one would think that they would have been afforded more time to focus on their domestic campaign. A glance at the Guinness Premiership table quickly attests to the fact …

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A Hypothetical Rugby XV Made Up Of Premier League Footballers

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Crouch of Stoke City (R) wins a header during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Bet365 Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

With the Six Nations well underway, here we take a look at some Premier League stars that would make admirable rugby players if they switched to the oval ball.  _________ 1. Loosehead Prop: Jonathan Walters A powerful, physical and terrifying opponent, Walters would be perfect for the front row. _________ 2. Hooker: Wayne Rooney The perfect build for hooker, Rooney’s vision …

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Georgia’s Hopes Of Entering Six Nations Dealt Major Blow

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jonny Gray of Scotland tackles Vasil Lobzhanidze of Georgia during the Autumn Test Match between Scotland and Georgia at Rugby Park on November 26, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite recent reports, Georgia’s hopes of being given the chance to earn a spot in the Six Nations have been shot down, after chief executive John Feehan insisted there are no vacancies in the competition. There have been calls from many, including Sir Clive Woodward, to introduce promotion and relegation. However, Feehan has ruled out any changes to the Six …

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Has Eddie Jones’ England Team Peaked Too Soon?

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 11: England line up during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at the Principality Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

If England beat Italy this weekend, they will go level with the great South African side of the late 1990s and New Zealand’s World Cup-winning heroes of 2015, who fell at the 18th hurdle as they put together stunning winning runs that ended in 1998 and 2014 respectively. England have won their last 16 matches and have won all 23 …

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Mohed Altrad Blocked From Becoming Gloucester Majority Shareholder

Montpellier's President Mohed Altrad (C) looks on prior to the European Rugby Union Cup match between Castres and Montpellier on December 18, 2016 at the Pierre-Antoine Stadium in Castres's southern France. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian-born billionaire Mohed Altrad will not become the majority shareholder at Gloucester Rugby, reports Gloucestershire Live. The current owner of Montpellier Herault in the Top 14 has been trying since November to acquire 54 per cent of the club’s shares, but has been told he cannot do this by the European Professional Club Rugby (EPRC) board. The rules state clearly that …

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