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Ten-Try New Zealand Crush Italy 66-3 In Final November Test

World champions New Zealand bounced back from their try-less defeat to Ireland, scoring 10 against Italy in their biggest margin of victory over the Azzurri in 15 years to end their northern hemisphere tour with a 66-3 win in Rome. The All Blacks came out firing on all cylinders after their 16-9 defeat in Dublin last weekend, with five unanswered …

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Watch: Owen Farrell In The Spotlight Again With No Arms Tackle

Owen Farrell England Izack Rodda

So the vast majority of people on social media reckon Australia should have been awarded a penalty try due to Owen Farrell’s no-arms tackle on Izack Rodda at the end of the first-half.  At half-time, it’s currently deadlocked at 13-13. England got off to a bright start and took a 7-0 lead thanks to a Jonny May try which was …

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Michael Cheika Defiant Despite Upheaval In Wallabies Camp

Michael Cheika Wallaby Wallabies

Australia coach Michael Cheika insisted the Wallabies were fully committed to the cause after his extraordinary revelation on the eve of their 2018 finale against England that two veteran backs had been dropped for inviting women into their hotel room. The breach of team discipline involving Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale occurred after Australia’s 9-6 defeat by Wales in Cardiff …

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7 Try Leinster Thump Ospreys On Mixed Night For Irish Provinces

Leinster Ulster PRO14

Leinster continued their relentless march to achieve the top spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 thanks to a thumping 52-7 win against the Ospreys at the RDS.  Three first-half tries from Conor O’Brien, Scott Penny and Nick McCarthy gave Leinster a 24-0 lead at halftime and it didn’t get any better for Allen Clarke’s side in the second …

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Bernard Jackman Receives Stadium Ban For Referee Criticism

Bernard Jackman Dragons

Bernard Jackman has been given a four-week stadium ban, with the final two weeks suspended until the end of the season, due to the comments the former Ireland hooker made in the aftermath of the Dragons’ loss to the Cardiff Blues in October.  The Dragons lost to the Cardiff Blues 15-23 at Rodney Parade and a week later, Jackman made …

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AIL Returns After Break For Another Packed Weekend

AIL

AIL: Saturday, November 24 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – AIL DIVISION 1A: AIL 1A – LANSDOWNE (4th) v TERENURE COLLEGE (10th), Aviva Stadium back pitch, tonight, 7.30pm The Lansdowne juggernaut was gathering some speed before the break in fixtures, with captain Eamonn Mills’ two-try salvo at Young Munster making it three wins on the trot. Last season they did the …

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Kurtley Beale And Adam Ashley-Cooper Dropped After Breaking Team Rules

Kurtley Beale Adam Ashley-Cooper Wallabies Australia

Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have been dropped from the Wallabies squad ahead of their final Test match against England at Twickenham this Saturday.  It is alleged that both Beale and Ashley-Cooper brought women back to the team hotel after Australia’s 9-6 loss to Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff two week’s ago. According to a report in Australia’s …

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“Everything You Do, You Do For The Springboks” – Kolisi Hails Erasmus Influence

Siya Kolisi Rassie Erasmus Springboks

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi on Friday hailed coach Rassie Erasmus for having restored self-belief in the Springbok camp after a couple of disappointing seasons for one of rugby’s traditional powerhouses. Kolisi was appointed skipper by Erasmus, himself named as head coach in March 2018, after a run of poor results for the two-time world champions. It was no small …

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Australia’s David Pocock Ruled Out Of England Match

Australia back-row David Pocock has been ruled out of Saturday’s international against England, just over a day before the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham. Pocock was in at No 8 when Wallaby coach Michael Cheika named his side on Thursday even though the loose forward was struggling with a neck injury suffered during last week’s 26-7 win away to Italy. …

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Conor Murray To Make Munster Return This Weekend

Conor Murray

Conor Murray could well feature for Munster as he is named in Johann van Graan’s matchday squad for his side’s Pro14 clash with Zebre. Murray took part in full training yesterday alongside his teammates and according to the recently-released squad set to take on Zebre this weekend, we could well see the Ireland international finally return to the fold. He …

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