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A Superb XV Of Players We Won’t Be Seeing At The Rugby World Cup

It rolls around every four years, it’s the flagship tournament for international rugby. A carnival for the fans and a dream come true for the players. It is the Rugby World Cup. England are sole hosts for the first time and players and management alike having been building for this competition for what feels like an eternity. For player selected to …

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Terrible Line-Out Dummy Goes As Badly As It Deserved To

Talk about putting the dummy in line-out dummy, poor guy.  And that is why you don’t do silly things when you’ve no support from your team-mates. With Southland up twelve points to Seven against North harbour in the ITM Cup, this guy decided to act a little smart. We’ve all made a balls up on the pitch. In fact, we …

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Brothers In Arms – The Rugby World Cup’s Family Affair

The 2015 World Cup is underway in less than 3 weeks. Since rugby’s global showpiece started in 1987 there have been many brothers that have played with each other throughout the years; The Underwoods, Tuilagis, Hastings and Wallaces to name a few. While we remember the legacy left by some of these siblings, it’s worth noting the siblings representing their country …

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Meerkats, A dominatrix, Sheep and Cattle All Feature In Latest Irish Rugby Video

The IRFU an Lifestyle Sports have released their latest promotional video. A promotional video featuring Ian Madigan, Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray has been released by the IRFU and Lifestyle Sports. The clip is a parody of Ireland’s famed 6pm Angelus, as the protagonists reflect upon the sound of the church bell. In the clip, Ian Madigan pauses while reading, what …

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12 Big-Name Players Who Will Miss The Rugby World Cup

It’s inevitable that when a team announces its 31-man Rugby World Cup squad, there’s always one or two shocking omissions. Sadly, thats’s the nature of the beast and sport can be ruthless. With that in mind, let’s look at twelve world-class players who have been unlucky, if not kicking themselves, to have been left out. ______ 1) Francois Trinh-Duc (FRA) The …

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Watch Tevita Li Score An Amazing Try In The ITM Cup

Tevita Li, the star of the Under 20 World Cup, scored a spectacular try for North Harbour. After lighting up the Under 20 World Cup with the All Blacks, much was expected of Tevita Li. Indeed this season saw him become a regular feature in the Auckland Blues team and many are tipping him to become a star of the …

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Donncha O’Callaghan Linked With Overseas Move As Munster Exit Looms

Munster and Ireland veteran Donncha O’Callaghan is being touted for a move away from the province after 17 years of service. Today’s Irish Examiner claim the 36-year-old will be released early from his current deal, which was meant to last until June of next year. With O’Callaghan having wanted to play beyond this date anyway, a move to a club …

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Watch Barbarians Coach Give Inspirational Speech Ahead Of Samoa Game

The Barbarians defeated Samoa 27-24 on Saturday. Although the game between the Barbarians and Samoa in London’s Olympic Stadium last Saturday was a low key affair, it has provided us with an insight into the mentality of the scratch team. A camera recorded the Baa-Baas as they prepared for the fixture and captured coach, Jamie Joseph, give an inspirational pre match speech. With …

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