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A Team Of Six Nations Rookies Hoping To Make An Impact In 2016

Every year the Six Nations rolls around, and every year it elicits excitement from the supporters of rugby’s most tribal competition. The fare may be stagnant from time to time, but more often than not, supporters reflect on the competition fondly once it’s drawn to a conclusion. Following the disappointing World Cup experienced by the northern hemisphere countries, change is …

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Five Players Who Could Make Their International Debuts In The Six Nations

The Six Nations – Europe’s premier rugby competition and a proving ground for rugby’s stars of tomorrow. A tournament with a proud and decorated history, the Six Nations has given some of rugby’s biggest names their first international starts, with Paul O’Connell, Jonny Wilkinson and Shane Williams all making their international debuts in the competition. With the introduction of summer tours and …

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Opinion: The Six Nations Is An Unfair Competition

The Six Nations is an unfair tournament. Ireland have won this competition in-spite of this, having to defeat France, who were considered contenders, when England (also contenders) had to play an already vanquished Italy last year. Playing the team at the bottom of the table on the last day of the Six Nations has an advantage, even away from home. This is why …

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Why Leigh Halfpenny Owes Toulon An Extension

Luck has not been on Leigh Halfpenny’s side during his stint with Toulon but cutting his time short after two years rather than signing an extension or activating the third-year option in his contract would be a mistake. It’s encouraging to hear that he feels the same way as he appears to be edging closer to staying at the Stade …

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Wales Hit With Negative Injury News In Build Up To Six Nations

With the Six Nations Championship now just over a month away, Wales have been hit with an injury blow.  Lock Jake Ball is now likely to miss the majority of the tournament after it was revealed he has damaged the medial ligament in his left knee and he may now need to undergo surgery to fix the problem, according to the …

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Williams To Join Welsh Side From Ulster At The End Of The Season

Ulster’s Nick Williams is to join Cardiff Blues next season, it has been confirmed today. Williams’ time on Irish shores is now coming to an end having previously represented Munster between 2008 and 2010. A further two years with Italian side Aironi followed before the New Zealand man joined Ulster in 2012. The Junior All Black now joins up with Cardiff having …

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Wasps Confirm Interest In Welsh Superstar

Wasps boss Dai Young has revealed that he’s interested in pursuing Welsh superstar Leigh Halfpenny. Rumours have been intensifying regarding the British and Irish Lions full back and Young has now acknowledged that these are not just fairy tales. Considered to be the world’s leading goal kicker, Halfpenny would make an excellent addition to any team and Young is aware that the …

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Tweet: Mike Phillips’ Hilarious Response To Paul O’Connell Jibe

We’ve all witnessed the online banter that goes on between team-mates in the past, however today it was the turn of Wales’ Mike Phillips to take Ireland’s Paul O’Connell down a peg or two with a genius comeback. Phillips was partaking in a spot of shameless self-promotion on Twitter when O’Connell saw the perfect opportunity to strike. As Phillips tweeted about …

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Video: Nigel Owens Explains How A Missed Conversion Inadvertently Turned Him To Refereeing

We now know him as one of the best rugby union referees the world over but Nigel Owens’ route into officiating was anything but straightforward.  Owens explained to World Rugby how, as a teenager, a failed attempt at being the match-winning hero in a schools game inadvertently diverted him towards refereeing. Speaking about that match as a youngster, Owens tells of how …

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Ospreys Wing Walker Takes Ryan Giggs-Esque Approach To Hamstring Recovery

Ospreys’ Eli Walker is to take a rather imaginative, albeit an increasingly popular, approach to his hamstring recovery.   Walker has been tormented by problems in that area for much of his career and has now taken up what appears to be a growing phenomenon amongst professional sports people. The Wales international has taken a leaf out of Ryan Giggs’ book in order to improve …

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