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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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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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The Already Injured Six Nations XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby has become an increasingly attritional game. Players are now bigger, quicker and stronger than ever before, which in turn has led to greater and more dangerous collisions. In a study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby) cataloguing all of the injuries suffered by Top 14 players between …

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Disaster Strikes For Scotland As Greig Laidlaw Ruled Out Of Remainder Of Six Nations

Scotland’s worst fears have been confirmed with the news that pivotal scrum-half Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations with an ankle injury. Confirming the news via their official Twitter account, Scotland Rugby must now face into contests with England, Wales and Italy without their captain and primary kicker. BREAKING NEWS | Scotland capt. …

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Stuart Hogg On France Defeat: “We Chucked It Away”

Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg claims that Scotland threw the game away against France on Sunday after back-to-back Camille Lopez penalties gave the French a late 22-16 win at the Stade de France in Paris. Hogg scored Scotland’s first try of the game after rounding scrum-half Baptiste Serin while for the second straight week he led all Scottish players in metres made …

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Winners And Losers – Scotland v France

France vs Scotland Scotland's Finn Russell kicks a penalty

After upsetting Ireland in Murrayfield last weekend Scotland headed to the Stade de France on Sunday buoyed by a spirit and a sense of optimism that can only really come with a major Six Nations scalp. Vern Cotter’s side snapped a 10 game losing streak to France last year but couldn’t replicate their 2016 performance in Paris on Sunday as …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

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