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Why The Celtic Nations Should Be Backing The All Blacks In Their Campaign To Restructure International Rugby

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 24: Aaron Smith of the All Black reacts as the scrum packs down during the International match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The New Zealand Rugby Union have threatened to stop touring the northern hemisphere. Make no mistake about it, modern rugby has jettisoned many of the characteristics that appealed to fans during the amateur era. Although much has improved, the ethos of the sport has been left behind. Today the game is centred around money; those that have it are successful, …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The All Blacks

Do you think you know all there is to know about New Zealand’s All Blacks? Well, keep reading. We’ve put together ten facts, records and statistics about the world’s greatest rugby team that might just surprise you. – 10) There have been 1,153 All Blacks so far, but only 838 have been test players The latest All Black is, of …

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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About England Rugby

Think you know everything about England and English rugby? Think again. We take you through ten facts about the national team that might just surprise you. 10) Owen Farrell has scored more points against New Zealand than any other player In four matches he has scored a total of 55 points against the All Blacks, with five conversions, 14 penalties …

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Wales Announce New Backs Coach Ahead Of November Internationals

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 13: Samson Lee (c) and his Wales team mates enter the field before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Principality Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Cardiff Blues backs and attach coach Matt Sherratt is set to join up with Wales for the November internationals. He will be the backs coach under interim head coach Rob Howley. He will continue with his role with the Blues. Sherratt spoke to the Cardiff Blues website about his excitement at the appointment. “It’s a huge privilege to have the opportunity …

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Chelsea Lining Up January Move For Tottenham Defender [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AS Monaco FC at Wembley Stadium on September 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea are plotting a surprise January transfer move for Premier League full back Ben Davies, according to reports. Premier League clubs’ regulations dictate that a club is allowed a maximum of 25 players in their squad. Of those selected in the squad, eight must be homegrown, which means they have must have come through an English academy, and with Chelsea …

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Australia Rise In Latest Rugby World Rankings

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies attempts to break away from the defence during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South Africa Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

After a somewhat disastrous run of games where they lost six consecutive test matches, Australia beat South Africa on Saturday in the Rugby Championship. This has somewhat steadied the ship, and Michael Cheika will be happy with the weekend as a whole. They now rise above the Springboks into third position in the world rankings, behind second placed England and first …

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Toulouse Will Not Release Scotland Star For Lions Tour

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)

The scheduling of the Lions tour is becoming a trickier task in modern rugby, with the end of the club league season clashing with the beginning of the trip to the southern hemisphere. The planning for next June’s campaign in New Zealand is underway, after Warren Gatland has been confirmed as the head coach. However, he already has several headaches …

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Wales Name Seven Players Affected By Gatland’s Law

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 13: Jamie Roberts of Wales is congratulated by teammate Taulupe Faletau of Wales after scoring his team's second try during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at the Principality Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gatland’s Law, officially known as the Welsh Rugby Union’s Senior Player Selection Policy, has been in the pipeline for some time now. In an effort to keep their top stars plying their trade at home in the future, Wales have created a policy where those playing abroad are discouraged from doing so. Only three ‘wildcard’ players can be selected in the …

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