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Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

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The Most Gatland-Esque Lions XV Warren Gatland Can Select

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lions and Wales coach Warren Gatland is known for his ‘Warrenball’ style of play: winning the collisions, getting over the gainline, defensive intensity, raw physicality and earning the right to go wide. Although Wales have sought to play a more expansive game recently, it will be interesting to see if Wales will persevere with this new approach if it doesn’t …

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Connacht Announce Signing Of Exeter Chiefs Second Row

EXETER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Pat Lam, Head Coach of Connacht looks on ahead of the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Connacht at Sandy Park on October 25, 2014 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Connacht have signed lock Lewis Stevenson from Exeter Chiefs for the 2016-17 season. The 6ft 7in, 18st 4lbs forward returns to Irish rugby after having left Ulster back in January for a second spell at the Chiefs. Highly effective in the lineout and lively in the loose, the experienced 32 year-old will strengthen the Galway outfit’s resources at lock. He …

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England Pair Cited For Foul Play

READING, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Owen Farrell of Saracens handles the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi Final between Saracens and Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It is bad news for England, but after the actions of some of their finest players it is hardly a surprise that citings have been handed down for foul play. Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler was seen kicking the Grenoble hooker in the head last weekend during the Quins’ Challenge Cup game. He got away with it during the match, …

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England: Timing Of Marler Kick Couldn’t Be Worse Ahead Of Summer Tour

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Joe Marler of Harlequins looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Given the spotlight on Joe Marler at the moment, even when he’s in the dark he must still feel rugby’s glare on him. Friday’s return from suspension saw the England loosehead turn in a dominant display at scrum-time up against Dayna Edwards and Walter Desmaison of Grenoble, but that became the footnote to his comeback. Instead all the talking has …

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A XV Selected From The Vast Abundance Of Foreign Talent Within The Premiership

BARNET, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Charles Piutau of Wasps scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Wasps at Allianz Park on February 14, in Barnet, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

The Aviva Premiership gains more and more world-class foreign players each season. For example, next season Saracens will benefit from having World Cup winner Schalk Burger in their pack. There is an attraction that the English top division has that other leagues apart from the Top 14 just cannot compete with. The atmosphere, players and the competitions are all reasons …

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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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Assessing England’s Uncapped Brigade

As Eddie Jones prepares to pen the next chapter in English rugby history books, he does so lumbered with a number of the same characters from the previous instalments. With his hands bound by Elite Player Squad regulations, the Australian – the first foreign head coach appointed by the RFU – is permitted to make only ten changes to the …

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