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Warren Gatland Hits Johnny Sexton With Lions Selection Warning

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Although he may have been central to the success of the British and Irish Lions in Australia four years ago, uncertainty hangs over Johnny Sexton’s participation in the upcoming tour of New Zealand. While Sexton remains a quality player, the fact remains that he has only managed to finish one game in which he has started this season with either …

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Conor Murray Set For Physical Reception In Six Nations Opener, Insists Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow 14/1/2017 Glasgow Warriors vs Munster Munster's Conor Murray tackled by Jonny Gray and Zander Fagerson of Glasgow Warriors

Munster scrum-half Conor Murray looks set to be in for a difficult time when he lines out for Ireland against Scotland on Saturday in their Six Nations opener. The 27-year-old was on the receiving end of some strong and arguably late tackles when Munster took on Glasgow in the Champions Cup clash in Scotstoun Stadium last month. Consistently targeted at …

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Six Nations Team-By-Team Previews: Second Place – England

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Eddie Jones the England head coach watches over his team's warm up prior to kickoff during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

13 from 13: England’s 2016 was perfect. The men in white beat each of the sides ranked third through tenth in the world. It would fair to say they can be considered very serious contenders for this year’s title, and for many a World Cup. England’s grand slam was considered a great achievement, but against a struggling northern hemisphere, few …

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Jimmy Gopperth Backs Paddy Jackson To Lead The Line For Ireland

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Paddy Jackson of Ulster kicks a penalty during the Champions Cup Pool 5 game between Ulster Rugby and Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

With the news that Jonathan Sexton will miss Ireland’s Six Nations opener due to injury, the duty to lead the line falls at the feet of Paddy Jackson. The Ulster out-half spear-headed the November win over Australia, but heading into the championship without Sexton has many fans worried. Former Leinster fly-half Jimmy Gopperth was today speaking to Pundit Arena and feels …

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Connacht’s Efforts To Replace Pat Lam Continue As Yet Another Contender Rules Himself Out

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Pat Lam, Head Coach of Connacht looks on ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Connacht Rugby at the Ricoh Arena on December 11, 2016 in Coventry, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Connacht’s campaign to replace outgoing coach Pat Lam is turning into a massive challenge, as a number of candidates have distanced themselves from the position. Lam will depart the current Pro12 holders to join Premiership side Bristol at the end of the season, and the Irish province are finding that replacing the 48-year-old is easier said than done. In an …

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