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BBC Poll Over 100,000 Rugby Fans To Create Their 2017 World XV

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08: The All Blacks perform the Haka prior to kickoff during the third test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on July 8, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The BBC have just totted up the numbers and produced their combined XV of 2017 after more than one hundred thousand teams were submitted to the British broadcaster by fans across the UK. In the end, five Englishmen made the cut while four New Zealanders were also included. Three Irishmen had such an extraordinary 2017 that they were impossible to …

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Billy Vunipola Opens Up On His Decision To Withdraw From The Lions Tour

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Billy Vunipola talks during a Saracens media session at Saracens Training Centre on May 9, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Billy Vunipola has defended his decision to withdraw from the recent Lions tour of New Zealand, insisting his conscience wouldn’t allow him to go. The England number eight was initially called up as part of the squad to go down under, but he withdrew from the panel after the Premiership season ended to undergo shoulder surgery despite Warren Gatland’s request …

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Watch: Trailer Released For Lions Uncovered And It Looks Brilliant


The trailer for Lions Uncovered has landed, and it looks like a barnstormer… The Lions came away from New Zealand with an unlikely series draw over the summer, as Warren Gatland’s squad pulled off what many deemed to be impossible. Despite a rocky start in the warm-up games and opening test, the tourists gathered momentum and finished the series strongly. …

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Two More South African Sides Want To Join European Rugby

Pictured today at the Guinness PRO14 South African Launch are Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Cheetahs) and Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda (Southern Kings) Mandatory Credi

The expanded Pro14 league has not even begun yet, and already two more South African sides might be looking to join the party. The Times are reporting that the Lions from Johannesburg and the Sharks from Durban, two sides currently competing in Super Rugby, have written to the South African Rugby Union to ascertain whether or not they would be …

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England Fantasy Trial Match: The Probables vs The Possibles

England head coach Eddie Jones named a 37-man squad for a training camp last week and it displayed some impressive depth in most positions right across the team. However, what if Jones was to put his charges through a trial match to determine his final starting line-up? Trial matches rarely occur now because of the workload of top players for …

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What Eddie Jones’ Latest England Squad Tells Us

After much talk over the fallow summer months, England coach Eddie Jones has named his latest training squad that reveals quite a bit about the Australian’s thinking for the approaching autumn tests against Argentina, Australia and Samoa. Firstly, Jones has rewarded the players who stood up to be counted and walked away from a hostile environment in Argentina with a …

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