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Injuries Continue To Mount For Wales As Autumn Internationals Edge Nearer

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have been hit by injuries to star players Liam Williams and George North before their Autumn international series which kicks off against Australia in two weeks, according to Wales Online. Williams, who has been in impressive form this season, limped off after only 15 minutes in the Scarlets’ 44-26 away defeat to reigning European Champions Saracens in their European …

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Toulon Owner Mourad Boudjellal Keen To Add Another All Black To His Stable

French giants Toulon are interested in signing All Blacks star Israel Dagg, according to Midi Olympique. Toulon’s billionaire owner Mourad Boudjellal reportedly wants the Crusaders man along with controversial Saracens winger Chris Ashton to replace Aussies Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau, who are set to leave the three-time European champions in the coming months. With rumours that winger Bryan Habana and …

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Boost For Saracens And England As The Latest Owen Farrell News Is Hugely Positive

Saracens coach Mark McCall and England head coach Eddie Jones will both be happier men after it was confirmed that influential fly-half Owen Farrell is set to start his first game of the season this weekend. The Aviva Premiership side face the almighty challenge of taking on Toulon at the Stade Felix-Mayol in France on Saturday afternoon, and having at last recovered from the …

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Ireland Legend Paul O’Connell Selects His Preferred Lions Lock Pairing

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 19: Paul O'Connell of Ireland in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Canada at the Millennium Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ireland and Lions legend Paul O’Connell has revealed the lock pairing he thinks should start against the All Blacks next year. When asked in an interview with the Daily Mail who should start at lock, O’Connell, who played 108 times for Ireland, went on three Lions tours and played in four World Cups, said: “Itoje. He’s phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. He is the …

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The Most Gatland-Esque Lions XV Warren Gatland Can Select

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lions and Wales coach Warren Gatland is known for his ‘Warrenball’ style of play: winning the collisions, getting over the gainline, defensive intensity, raw physicality and earning the right to go wide. Although Wales have sought to play a more expansive game recently, it will be interesting to see if Wales will persevere with this new approach if it doesn’t …

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Saracens Leading The Race To Sign Welsh Fullback

A number of top Premiership clubs are after Wales and Scarlets full-back Liam Williams, and a big money offer could be made to him when his Scarlets contract expires, according to Wales Online. One of the best full-backs in Europe, the classy 25 year-old is on the Ospreys radar with recent reports stating that the Swansea-based region were planning to …

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Saracens Winger Ashton Could Be Out For Months After Being Cited

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Ashton of Saracens runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park on September 17, 2016 in Barnet, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens and England winger Chris Ashton will appear before an RFU disciplinary panel on Tuesday in London having been charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship (law 10.4 (m)), according to Premiership Rugby’s official website.  Ashton, who has scored 19 tries in 39 appearances for his country, has been cited for allegedly biting Northampton prop Alex Waller twice during his team’s …

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