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Watch: Pro12 Refereeing Decision Branded As One Of The Worst Of All Time

The Pro12 has often been criticised for the standard of refereeing. Over the last number of seasons the Welsh regions in particular have felt aggrieved by the standard of refereeing in the cross border competition. Although accusations have been made relating to the objectivity of referees, fans a more concerned by the lack of consistency and the lack of quality match …

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A Counterfactual Analysis: What The Six Nations Table Would Have Looked Like Had Bonus Points Been Introduced In 2012

France v England - RBS Six Nations

Organisers confirmed the bonus point system would be introduced in time for the 2017 Six Nations Championship. Throughout the last number of years an increasing number of fans and commentators have been calling on Six Nations organisers to introduce the bonus point system, bringing the tournament into line with some of the game’s other major competitions. Although detractors have argued that …

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Opinion: Six Nations Bonus Points Will Change Nothing

With the announcement of bonus points being introduced to the Six Nations for the first time in its long and glorious history, there has already been much delight and derision at their inclusion, but ultimately they will make little difference to the tournament’s quality of rugby. Bonus points are nothing new in rugby union and they’ve been in place in …

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Watch: Joe Marler Shows How Much He’s Grown By Shaking Enrique Pieretto’s Hand After Being Stamped Upon

England v Argentina - Old Mutual Wealth Series

Joe Marler came in for a great deal of criticism last season. Despite being a key member of England’s Grand Slam winning team, Joe Marler’s season threatened to come off the rails following a series of high profile incidents. First came his “gypsy boy” comment made in the direction of Wales prop Samson Lee, an incident that drew the attention of …

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Eddie Jones Aims Antagonising Early Dig At Australia

England Training Session

Eddie Jones has already started to toy with Michael Cheika and Australia. Pre-game press conferences can often be bland affairs, with coaches and players sticking rigidly to scripts as a means of not creating headlines that might offend their opposition. Eddie Jones though plays by his own rules, setting the agenda in front of the assembled media by targeting a …

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Jenkins: ‘Ridiculously Good’ Faletau In Line For Wales Return

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: Taulupe Faletau of Wales kicks ahead under pressure from TJ Perenara of the All Blacks during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins has said that Bath number eight Toby Faletau is in line to make his Wales return this weekend after sitting out the last 10 weeks with a knee injury. Faletau suffered the injury on his Bath debut in early September and the Welsh backrower only made his return to rugby last Friday against Bristol, playing 55 …

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Five Players Who Furthered A Case For Lions Inclusion Last Weekend

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)

Another pulsating weekend of international rugby has passed and there were some stand-out ties. As all the talk is surrounding those all important World Cup seedings which will be determined at the end of the season, there is also the back-drop of the scrap to be included in Warren Gatland’s Lions plans. Here, we look at five players who will have …

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The Llanelli V Bath Rugby Ragdoll Mystery Solved

During the Scarlets’ 44-21 victory over Bath Rugby at Parc Y Scarlets two weeks ago, a bizarre-looking ragdoll was seen to be hanging from the crossbar of one set of posts. We here at Pundit Arena had some fans contact us to try and explain the mystery of the ragdoll, and we can reveal the history behind it. This is …

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