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Scotland and Lions’ Chris Cusiter: “New Zealand Was The Hardest Tour In Living Memory”

Chris Cusiter speaks exclusively to Pundit Arena about touring New Zealand, Scotland and the Lions. When Chris Cusiter is asked what are the proudest moments of his career, he is unequivocal: “Getting capped for Scotland was my dream growing up, and getting picked for the Lions a year later was unexpected; it was an amazing experience.” In many ways, 2017 …

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International Rugby – The Finishers XV

England rugby coach Eddie Jones has brought the term ‘finishers’ into common usage across the sport, with the idea being to change the paradigm around ‘replacements’ or ‘substitutes’ in the sport. Indeed, many international players have had a huge impact off the bench and were not simply there picking up splinters. We’ve put together a world XV of the players …

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Morgan Schneiderlin Heavily Critical Of His Time Under Louis Van Gaal At Man United

HERNING, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 17: Morgan Schneiderlin of Manchester United makes a pass during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between FC Midtjylland and Manchester United at Herning MCH Multi Arena on February 17, 2016 in Herning, Denmark. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho has been busy shipping out players bought under the reign of Louis Van Gaal with Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay and Bastian Schweinsteiger among the casualties. In an interview with L’Equipe, Schneiderlin looked back on his period at Old Trafford in frustration as he struggled to express himself as he would have wished. “”That first year with Louis van …

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France’s Fixture List For The November Internationals Is Simply Absurd

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Guilhem Guirado, Captain of France (L) and Guy Noves, Head Coach of France (R) pose with The Six Nations Trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

France have endured a satisfactory season up to this point, where they have remained competitive throughout. Narrow losses to New Zealand and Australia in November boosted confidence, and they recorded three wins in the Six Nations, falling in London and Dublin but they were by no means disgraced. If they begin to turn around those narrow losses, we could see …

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Manchester United Have Two Huge Bids Rejected For Monaco Star [report]

MANCHESTER United, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Kylian Mbappe of AS Monaco celebrates as he scores their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s rebuilding process is well underway with all of José Mourinho’s summer transfers settling into life at Old Trafford as the Portuguese manager wields the axe on those that don’t meet his requirements. Bastien Schweinsteiger was the latest casualty of the Mourinho transition this week as he made the move to the MLS with Chicago Fire, following the departures of …

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World Cup 2019 Pool Seedings Confirmed In Latest World Rugby Rankings

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18: Sam Warburton (R) and George North (C) walk past Noa Nakaitaci (L) of France after their sides 18-20 defeat during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales at Stade de France on March 18, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The final round of Six Nations fixtures last weekend had further-reaching consequences than just the order of which team finished where in this season’s championship. As it was, Ireland ended up in second place behind England having defeated the champions at the Aviva Stadium, and their overall tournament performance has seen them confirm a place among the top seeds for …

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Six Nations Announce 12-Man Shortlist For Player Of The Tournament

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 10: CJ Stander of Ireland holds off Scott Williams of Wales during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium on March 10, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Six Nations organisers have announced the 12-man shortlist for the official Player of the Tournament. With Warren Gatland due to name his squad for the Lions tour of New Zealand in the coming weeks, many players from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales were looking to impress the coach – and to that end, the nominees list contains nine players that will …

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England’s Six Nations Campaign – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Eddie Jones’ England team finished an overall superb fourteen months on a particularly disappointing low point against a dominant Ireland side on Saturday evening, but the side still have much to take out of their Six Nations campaign. We review the good, the bad and the ugly of this year’s tournament. The Good As well as winning four games out …

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The Merger Of Racing 92 And Stade Francais Is Off

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Earlier this week, European rugby was shocked as it was announced that Paris clubs Racing 92 and Stade Francais would be merged. However, a dramatic u-turn has taken place today, with Racing president Jacky Lorenzetti releasing a statement that they have changed their minds after great opposition. The merger will not take place In agreement with Thomas Savare, the merger will …

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