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Lost Talent of English Football’s Most Gifted Forgotten Pair

Two undoubtedly gifted players, both unwanted by their current clubs. Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley are two players who were once touted as the next big things in English football. Now, both find themselves shunned by their club and country. Wilshere is about as close to a world class midfielder as England have got at the moment (except for Dele …

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Shane Long A Major Doubt For Ireland’s Crucial Qualifier Vs Austria [Report]

Martin O'Neill Ireland Shane Long

Shane Long has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria next month. The Southampton frontman sustained a foot injury against Middlesbrough last week, and sat out the weekend’s clash with Manchester United. The Tipperary-native is now in a race to make it back for the Austria clash, according to the Irish Daily Star today. Long also …

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Michael Fennelly Delivers Promising Update On Kilkenny Comeback Date

Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 3/7/2016 Kilkenny vs Galway Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Last August, Kilkenny overcame Waterford in a pulsating contest in the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Thurles. However, it came at a cost as Michael Fennelly suffered an Achilles tendon rupture. Since then, the Cats went on to comprehensively lose the All-Ireland final to Tipp, and endured a mixed League campaign, with the losses to Clare and Wexford, in particular, raising …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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Scotland Star Mark Bennett Ruled Out For A Year With Cruciate Injury

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Mark Bennett of Scotland leaves the pitch injured during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Scotland rugby has been on the rise in recent years. Vern Cotter’s reign saw a rejuvenated national team; desperately unlucky not to reach the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup, and picking up three wins in this year’s Six Nations. Meanwhile, Gregor Townsend’s revolution at Glasgow has seen the Warriors challenge the top teams in both the PRO12 and Europe. One …

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Could Manu Tuilagi End Up Becoming England’s Forgotten Man?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Manu Tuilagi of England smiles after the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi has been dogged by injury for well over a year and has only earned one appearance for England since Eddie Jones took over from Stuart Lancaster. It looks as though the place of a physical centre has been filled in Jones’ squad by Australian-born Worcester centre Ben Te’o. The 25-year-old is a hugely influential presence …

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Owen Farrell Emerges As Injury Doubt For Scotland Clash

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Owen Farrell, the England centre, receives attention from England physio Phil Pask (R) and Rob Young, the team doctor during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 9, 2017 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Eddie Jones will be a worried man this lunchtime, as he sweats on the fitness of Owen Farrell ahead of Saturday’s crunch Calcutta Cup game in Twickenham. The Red Rose are bidding to equal New Zealand’s record of 18 consecutive test wins, but the loss of place-kicker Farrell would throw a major spanner in the works. Owen Farrell injured his …

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