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The Devastated Reaction Of Munster Fans To Confirmation Of Rassie Erasmus’ Departure

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It has been confirmed by Munster this morning that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will leave the province in December. It’s also been announced today that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will also be packing his bags as the pair assume new roles at South Africa Rugby. Erasmus will, according to the Springboks’ Twitter account, “oversee national teams, management of (competitions) …

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What Should We Expect From The Sexton-Farrell Axis On Saturday?

Considered the likely combination at out-half and inside centre before the tour started, we finally get to see Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton start in a ball playing 10-12 axis in Saturday’s second Test. While Farrell’s defensive posture and tackling has been uncharacteristically suspect this season, positionally, and with regard to line speed, Farrell is very astute. However, the world’s …

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Watch: Georgia Run In Sensational Score Against Argentina In Rugby International

The rugby world’s eyes have been understandably transfixed on New Zealand in recent weeks, but other nations also deserve their due. While the collective nations of the British Isles salivated at Seán O’Brien’s sensational score at Eden Park, heroics were also orchestrated elsewhere. Georgia have been making a very strong case for inclusion in the Six Nations due to their …

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Jonny Wilkinson Identifies How The Lions Can Beat The All Blacks

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2: Jonny Wilkinson of the Lions kicks during the second test match between New Zealand All Blacks and British and Irish Lions at the Westpac Stadium on July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England’s legendary fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has indicated that the Lions’ strength in defence will be imperative in any hope of victory ahead of the highly-anticipated first Test on Saturday morning. Throughout the tour the Lions have been immense in defence and this would have struck fear into the All Blacks. This is clearly shown by the dominant displays that Warren …

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New Zealand Vs The British & Irish Lions: Three Key Battles

As both Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland have shown their hands and revealed their respective squads, we know exactly who will take to the field on Saturday morning for the start of the serious business on this tour.   Over the course of their opening six games we’ve seen where the Lions’ strengths are and got a feel for how …

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The Five Most Important Things We Learnt From The Lions Selection

Christchurch , New Zealand - 10 June 2017; Peter O'Mahony of the British & Irish Lions following the match between Crusaders and the British & Irish Lions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s felt like a lifetime of waiting but the Lions and the All Blacks will finally do battle this Saturday. Since landing down under certain players have firmly put themselves straight into that starting team for the first test. However, up until the selection, most fans could only guess who would be playing in what position.  The left wing, the back row and George …

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Toulon Sign Leicester Tigers Winger JP Pietersen

South Africa v Samoa - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Toulon have announced the signing of South Africa’s World Cup winning winger, JP Pietersen on a two-year contract from Leicester Tigers. This move was part of a busy day for both teams. Toulon had lost James O’Connor to Sale Sharks in the morning in a transfer that nobody saw coming. Meanwhile, Gareth Owen had just become a Tiger after leaving …

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