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Andy Farrell Rejects England Coaching Role In Favour Of Ireland

Andy Farrell has rejected a move back to the English international set up, choosing instead to remain as Ireland’s defence coach, according to reports.  Paul Gustard stepped down from the role of England’s defence coach earlier this year to take charge at Harlequins and the Daily Mail are reporting that Farrell was their first choice replacement. It is believed that the …

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Former Connacht Hooker Reynecke Out Of Intensive Care Following Stroke

Former Connacht player, Ethienne Reynecke has left the intensive care unit but remains heavily sedated after suffering a stroke last week. The 36-year-old was left in a critical condition after developing a blood clot on the brain with doctors unable to operate due to the swelling. Media outlet, Sport24 are reporting that the SuperSport commentator has been moved to a neurology …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Crusaders Hit Back At Lions’ Illegal Scrum Claim

The Canterbury Crusaders hit back at the Golden Lions and defended prop Joe Moody on Friday after claims of illegal tactics ahead of the Super rugby final in Christchurch. Lions coach Swys de Bruin ignited the verbal clash when he said the eight-time champions get away with plenty of transgressions and called for a “fair deal” from Australian referee Angus …

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Wales International Sam Warburton Retires From Rugby Aged 29

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Sam Warburton (Captain) poses for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton has retired from rugby at the age of 29. The former British and Lions captain had recently returned to training with Cardiff Blues, having come back from knee and neck surgery, but has decided to call it a day as he felt that he could not return to the heights of his pre-injury performances. …

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Lions And Wales Great Adam Jones To Call It A Day At The End Of The Season

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 09: Adam Jones of Wales celebrates at the end of the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on March 9, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Harlequins’ former Wales front-row Adam Jones will finally hang up his boots at the end of the season to take up a full-time coaching role with the London club, the English Premiership side announced Sunday. Jones, a four-time Six Nations winner, has been appointed as assistant forwards coach at The Stoop and will work alongside forwards coach Graham Rowntree. ??????? …

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