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VIDEO: Toby Faletau’s Journey From Tonga To Wales

Born in Tonga in 1990, Toby Faletau always showed promise as a youngster. This brilliant BBC mini-documentary tracks his journey from the Pacific Island to stepping out onto the turf of Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium as an Welsh international. Recognised as one of the best Number 8s in World Rugby, Faletau is aiming to steer Wales through their World Cup pool and …

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Republic Of Ireland At 62 In Latest FIFA World Rankings

The Republic of Ireland have reached their highest FIFA ranking position this calendar year, now sitting in 62nd.  Equatorial Guinea, Zambia and South Africa are now all just ahead of the Boys in Green. Peru and Australia follow Ireland in 63rd and 64th respectively. Ireland have played just one game so far this year – a 1-1 draw at home …

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At This Rate Leigh Halfpenny Is Going To Run Out Of Teeth

Leigh Halfpenny may have an ERCC trophy to show off following yesterday’s victory for Toulon but he won’t have many teeth left by the time retirement comes around at this rate.  He’s given a little extra again @LeighHalfpenny1 for the game.. Now he smiles like a piano pic.twitter.com/V8dlzVJP8V — Matt Giteau (@giteau_rugby) May 3, 2015 Halfpenny scored 14 of Toulon’s 26 points as …

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Five George North Wonder Tries

The Welsh winger has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent times. Rugby is at the centre of a concussion scandal and North has been right at the heart of it all. Here we digress from concussion talk and look back at some of the good, if not great, moments of George North’s career as we look …

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Video: Real Madrid’s Bale Nets Unstoppable Free-Kick vs Israel

Gareth Bale proved last night that his game is not only scintillating for his club side Real Madrid but he is also doing it for Wales, scoring two goals last night. The 25-year-old cracked home this free-kick to double Wales’ lead after Aaron Ramsey had put Chris Coleman’s side ahead. Bale also scored Wales’ third and final goal on the night. Wales …

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2015 Six Nations Team of the Tournament

Our team of the tournament for the 2015 Six Nations   The convulsions have stopped. For those of us who sat through the three enthralling games that brought the 2015 6 Nations championship to an end, it may just be possible to breathe in a normal rhythm again. After 15 fixtures over eight weeks, Ireland have retained their trophy, the …

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Points Difference A Dangerous Game For Ireland

Ireland need points, no doubt. But they must respect their Scottish opposition first and foremost.    Ireland travel to Murrayfield tomorrow in search of a second consecutive 6 Nations championship. Straight after proceedings in Edinburgh, the nation will switch over to ‘Le Crunch’, in prayer for a competitive French performance in London. Yes, we know the permutations at this stage. …

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3 Battles Ireland Must Dominate To Retain The Six Nations

It’s going to be a bloody points-scoring arms race this Saturday if Ireland are to emerge as Six Nations Champions.  The starting grid is staggered but the finishing line is very much in view. After a slow burner of a start to the championship, things seriously heated up in last weekend’s penultimate round of fixtures. Ireland and Wales played out …

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Jack McGrath – Ireland’s Unsung Hero?

Brian Barry discusses whether or not Jack McGrath has become Ireland’s unsung hero throughout this Six Nations championship.  In the run-up to the Autumn internationals, Irish players were dropping like flies, and hopes of a November clean sweep quickly dwindled. Each day, it seemed as if a new first-team player was ruled out. Injuries to Seán O’Brien and Rory Best left …

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How Wales Vs Ireland Will Be Won And Lost

Ireland are coming up against a very different side in Wales to the ones they have brushed aside so far.    Next stop for the Irish bandwagon is Cardiff on the journey to this year’s World Cup. Buoyed by a comprehensive victory over England two weeks ago, the cult-like belief in Joe Schmidt is the only rise parallel to the …

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