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Clashes On The Pitch And Online: All The Talking Points From Super Rugby

Five talking points after Super Rugby’s final round of regular-season games. Is the physicality in the game lessening? Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and his opposite number Tony Brown both questioned Ed Quirk’s dismissal after the Sunwolves forward was red-carded for a seemingly innocuous challenge in Brisbane. The Sunwolves flanker was sent off for using closed right fist on the …

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Ulster Sign Irish-Qualified Outhalf, Billy Burns From Gloucester

Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Irish-qualified out half, Billy Burns from Gloucester on a two year deal.  The 24 year-old has made over 100 senior appearances for the English club having made his debut six years ago in an LV Cup fixture at London Irish in 2012, before making his Aviva Premiership bow against Worcester Warriors in 2014. He …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To A Bumper Weekend Of Excellent Sport

There is no shortage of high-quality sporting action taking place this weekend.  After what was a painful two-day hiatus from World Cup action, the quarter-finals take place over the next two days while the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open and the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championship take centre stage. Here’s what you should tune into over the coming days, in association …

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Flying Folau And Crockzilla Stadium – Five Super Rugby Talking Points

Five talking points ahead of this week’s games in Super Rugby: _____ Folau won’t go to ground High-flying Wallabies fullback Israel Folay isn’t likely back out of any aerial challenges as he returns from his one-match ban, NSW Waratahs assistant coach Simon Cron says. Folau was suspended over a mid-air challenge with Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony in the final Test in …

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Zimbabwe Rugby Team Sleep On Streets Prior To World Cup Qualifier

Zimbabwe’s national rugby team slept on the streets in Tunisia after being offered accommodation in a “disgusting” hotel before a World Cup qualifier match. Photographs showed players lying on a pavement wearing blankets and surrounded by their luggage ahead of the Africa Gold Cup match against Tunisia in Monastir on Saturday. “Our national rugby team the Sables are being treated …

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Simon Easterby To Provide Coaching Support At Ulster

Ireland coach Simon Easterby will fill in and provide coaching support for Ulster during the period between now and the arrival of Dan McFarland. Former-Irish international Easterby is set to begin a temporary role in the Ulster Rugby setup while their new coach McFarland finishes up a notice-period in his current position in Scotland. Easterby, who is a forwards coach …

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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name. The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina. The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs …

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