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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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Wasps Have Released Their Stunning New Anniversary Kit

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Willie Le Roux of Wasps is dejected after the Aviva Premiership Final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Wasps are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year and have released commemorative home and away kits. The club has been working with Under Armour for a number of seasons now and between them, they’ve knocked this one out of the park. Check out the black home kit below. As mentioned in the official release, although the sleek design is inspired …

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Watch: Chris Ashton Continues His Fine Form For Toulon With Another Pre-Season Try

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Former England international Chris Ashton completed a move to French giants Toulon this summer having agreed on a deal to leave Saracens last October. RCT are beginning to ramp up their preparations for the new campaign with a number of pre-season friendlies across France having toured Argentina in recent weeks. Ashton has certainly hit the ground running in his first …

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Five Players To Watch Out For On Ireland’s Summer Tour

Dublin , Ireland - 18 March 2017; Kieran Marmion of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With the domestic season wrapped up, albeit in a disappointing fashion, our attention turns now to a busy summer of rugby on different sides of the world. While the amount of attention and hype the Lions Tour garners could easily have meant Ireland’s summer tour slipped under the radar, however with summer opposition, Japan, being drawn in Ireland’s World Cup …

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A Look At How Professionalism Changed Rugby Union

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 05: Kieran Reid of New Zealand leads the Haka prior to kickoff during the international match between Ireland and New Zealand at Soldier Field on November 5, 2016 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The development of rugby union into what it is today was only made possible by the IRB’s decision in 1995 to declare rugby union an open game, by which it meant that restrictions on payments or benefits to those connected with the game would be removed entirely, ushering in the era of professionalism. Whilst rugby union has developed into a …

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