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Brazil Return To Top Of FIFA World Rankings; Ireland Unchanged

The Republic of Ireland remain in 29th position in the latest world rankings released by FIFA. And despite not having played a game since the last update, Brazil have returned to the summit. They overtake reigning World Cup champions Germany, who drop back to second. The Germans had topped the rankings following their victory in last month’s Confederations Cup. Argentina remain …

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Yet Another Club Has Closed The Door To Signing Leigh Halfpenny

LEDBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Leigh Halfpenny, a Land Rover ambassador, looks on during a day of off road driving with Land Rover at Eastnor Castle on May 3, 2017 in Ledbury, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Land Rover)

Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny is finding that his options are narrowing fast after another club has walked away from the table. A move to Cardiff Blues earlier on in the year fell through due to a disagreement over the length of contract, while his last club Toulon ultimately rescinded their previous offer of a new deal. Subsequently, reports suggested that …

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Who Is Wales’ Greatest Ever Player – Ryan Giggs Or Gareth Bale?

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 25: Gareth Bale looks on as he sits out with an injury with Ryan Giggs during the Wales training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against England on March 25, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

One year on from Wales’ miraculous run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, we take a comparative look at the careers of Gareth Bale and Ryan Giggs. Wales might be considered traditionally one of the weaker football nations, especially with rugby seen to be their number one sport but they have produced plenty of memorable footballers throughout the years. Billy …

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Lions To Call Up As Many As Six New Players For Chiefs Clash

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 15: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach looks on during the British & Irish Lions training session held at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 15, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The British & Irish Lions could call up as many as six players for next weekend’s fixture against the Chiefs in order to protect their Test 23. With Owen Farrell’s participation in the first Test in serious doubt and Stuart Hogg’s tour already over with an eye injury, Warren Gatland looks set to draft in reinforcements as he aims to preserve …

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Lions Scrum-Half Picks Out Key New Zealand Man That Must Be Stopped

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 07: (L-R) Hame Faiva, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Rieko Ioane, Sam Nock, Sonny Bill Williams and Stephen Perofeta of the Blues celebrate after winning the match between the Auckland Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Welsh scrum-half Rhys Webb has admitted that the British and Irish Lions must do all that they can to stop ‘monster’ All-Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams if they are to have any success on their tour of New Zealand this summer. Williams both conjured and set up two moments of world-class play which handed the Lions their first tour defeat at the …

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Wales Lose Two Coaches For Summer Tour

Two coaches have withdrawn from Wales’ tour to Tonga and Samoa this summer, hampering preparations for a squad missing 12 of its frontline players due to Lions duty. Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson was originally named as part of interim head coach Robin McBryde’s coaching team back in December, along with fellow regional coaches Matt Sherratt (also Cardiff Blues) and …

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