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Rhys Webb To Depart Welsh Rugby At The End Of The Season

IS, FRANCE - MARCH 18: Rhys Webb of Wales reacts during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Rhys Webb will no longer play his domestic rugby in Wales following the conclusion of this season, according to reports emerging on Wednesday. WalesOnline, via what they call an ‘impeccable source’ in France, claim the 28-year-old will depart Ospreys for the lure of French rugby come the summer, with Toulon expected to be the British and Irish Lion’s destination. Having spent ten years – …

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Kyle Sinckler Receives Ban For Making Contact With Michael Paterson’s Eye

British and Irish Lions substitute Kyle Sinckler reacts after the third rugby union Test match between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

The RFU Disciplinary Panel have on Tuesday evening decided on Harlequins tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler’s punishment after he was found to have made contact with the eye of Michael Paterson.  Facing Northampton Saints last weekend, the 24-year-old was adjudged to have come in contact with eye by the disciplinary panel despite the referee, Luke Pearce, only awarding a penalty following …

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Ireland Leapfrog South Africa In Latest Rugby World Rankings

They may not have played an international since the summer, but Ireland have risen above South Africa in the latest IRB Rugby World Rankings. Joe Schmidt’s side are now in the top three, after climpbing one spot to third. South Africa have drawn their last two Rugby Championship matches, both against Australia, meaning they have lost points on the standings. …

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The New Benetton Jersey May Be The Nicest In The Champions Cup

With the start of the Champions Cup just around the corner, teams are getting ready for Europe’s elite rugby competition. Teams from the PRO14, Aviva Premiership and France’s Top 14 will all be taking part with this year’s final taking place in Bilbao, Spain in May – the first time a country not in the Six Nations will have hosted …

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Gloucester Release Pink European Kit And Supporters Are Torn

We’re just over two weeks away from the opening round of the European Champions and Challenge Cups as sides all across Europe hope to get off to the best possible start in their quest for European glory.  Gloucester are in the Challenge Cup this season due to their ninth-placed finish in the Aviva Premiership last year. The Kingsholm outfit were …

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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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