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Hurricanes’ Julian Savea Finally Confirms Move To Toulon

Former All Blacks wing Julian Savea confirmed Monday he was joining the French Top 14 club Toulon at the end of the Super Rugby season.  Speculation that the blockbusting Savea, known as “The Bus”, had signed a lucrative contract to move north has been swirling for some time but the wing and rugby officials refused to comment. However, New Zealand …

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Jake Gordon Joins Wallabies Squad For Irish Series Decider

NSW Waratahs scrum-half Jake Gordon has joined the Wallabies squad for the final Test against Ireland after Will Genia had surgery on a fractured arm, team officials said Monday. Gordon returned from Japan on Monday after playing for the Waratahs in an exhibition game against NEC Green Rockets in Tokyo at the weekend. The 24-year-old is yet to earn his first Test …

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17-Year-Old Jordan Joseph Inspires France To Maiden U20 Title

Teenager Jordan Joseph inspired France to a 23-14 victory over three-time champions England on Sunday to claim a maiden World Rugby under-20 Championship title. Joseph, just 17 and recently signed with Top 14 giants Racing 92, was part of a French pack that outplayed their English counterparts, France’s Toulon fly-half Louis Carbonel kicking 23 points in an exceptional display with …

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French Full Back Benjamin Fall Has Red Card Rescinded

French fullback Benjamin Fall’s red card from the second Test against the All Blacks was cancelled Monday in a rare move hailed by France coach Jacques Brunel. “Wisdom has prevailed,” Brunel said after a World Rugby judicial panel ruled Fall’s mid-air collision with All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett was accidental and said he was free to play in next weekend’s …

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Joe Marler Set To Start For England In Cape Town

England loosehead prop Joe Marler is set to start in the dead-rubber final Test against South Africa this Saturday after first-choice Mako Vunipola returned home. An England Rugby statement said Vunipola, who started in the first two Tests, had quit the tour for “family reasons’ as agreed before the team flew to South Africa. Marler came off the bench as …

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Here Are The Ireland Player Ratings Which You Voted For

Earlier we asked you to give us your thoughts on who were Ireland’s best performers during their 21-26 victory over the Wallabies at AAMI Park in Melbourne.  It was a much-improved performance from Joe Schmidt’s men and there were some standout displays from the likes of Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Furlong which were reflected in your votes. Pundit Arena Audience’s …

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