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Alun Wyn Jones Is No Longer A Credible Candidate To Captain The Lions

Scotland v Wales - RBS Six Nations

This was the be the Six Nations Championship where Alun Wyn Jones laid claim to the Lions captaincy. No matter the deficiencies of Wales, and there have been many, we were told the Ospreys’ lock would provide leadership and decisiveness to a side in transition. With Warren Gatland taking a sabbatical and Sam Warburton stepping down as captain of Wales, Jones …

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Manny Pacquiao Confirms He Will Take On Amir Khan In Two Months Time

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Manny Pacquiao (R) lands a right on Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that his next fight will be against British fighter Amir Khan. In what may become a more regular occurrence in years to come, the Filipino took to Twitter to announce the upcoming fight after encouraging his followers to vote for who he should take on next via the social media platform. The bout has since been …

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Jamie Vardy Breaks His Silence Following Claudio Ranieri’s Sacking

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28:  Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Football fans were taken aback this week when news of Claudio Ranieri’s sacking began to filter through early this week. Almost immediately after the news broke, rumours of a players revolt began to circulate online, with suggestions that a cartel of senior players forced Ranieri out of the club. Such stories were given a great deal substance when The Times reported …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s 19-9 Win Over France

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 25/2/2017
Ireland vs France
Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton celebrates kicking a drop goal
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

1. “You Have To Earn The Right To Go Wide” It’s one of the most repeated statements you will hear during the Six Nations and a policy Ireland dogmatically adhere to. Throughout the week leading up to the game, commentators argued that Ireland needed to move France around the field and avoid getting involved in an arm wrestle against a …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s Enthralling Clash With France

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 25: Conor Murray of Ireland takes on Baptiste Serin of France during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Ireland beat France 19-9 in the Aviva on Saturday evening in a make-or-break game for their Championship hopes. With Johnny Sexton returning from injury to take his place at out-half, Irish fans in the main were expecting a win over a French side who had lost to England in the first round of fixtures but had edged Scotland in Paris …

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Twitter’s Brilliant Reaction As Wales And Scotland Battle Out Thriller In Murrayfield

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Tommy Seymour of Scotland goes past Liam Williams and Scott Williams of Wales to score his team's first try during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Wales at Murrayfield Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Scotland punished a dreadful Wales performance in Murrayfield this afternoon in the first game of this weekend’s Six Nations action running out 29-13 winners in the end.  Liam Williams drew first blood for the visitors, crossing after 24 minutes for the game’s first try after a simple move created the space out wide for the Scarlets winger to exploit. 24' …

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Claudio Ranieri Releases Emotional Statement In Response To Leicester Sacking

SEVILLE, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 22: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Sevilla FC and Leicester City at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 22, 2017 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Claudio Ranieri has been speaking for the first time since losing his job as manager of Leicester City on Thursday. The Italian was given his marching orders less that 24 hours after a spirited 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla, albeit with the reigning Premier League champions hovering precariously over the relegation zone and with just five league wins all …

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