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Are The British And Irish Lions ‘The most Stuck Up’ Team in The World?

Former Samoan Centre, ELIOTA Fuimaono-Sapulo, has criticised the Lions for not scheduling a fixture against any Pacific Island Nation The outspoken former Samoan player ELIOTA Fuimaono-Sapulo, yesterday took to twitter to criticise the British and Irish Lions for not organising a tour match against any Pacific Island Nation. Fuimaono-Sapulo described the Lions as, ‘richest rugby team in the world’, and labelled them as ‘stuck up’. He …

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Sam Warburton’s One Weakness…

Fearless Welsh flanker Sam Warburton has displayed his one weakness Wales have taken the unusual step of holding their Rugby World Cup training camp in Fiesch, high in the Swiss Alps. Fuelled by 45kg of meat and 15kg of fish, the Welsh squad are preparing for the World Cup at the Alpine retreat. The Daily Mail reported that the training regime, allied to …

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Wales Coach Gatland Reveals His Training Squad Ahead Of RWC

With the Rugby World Cup now just a matter of months away, Wales have announced their 47-man training squad. This group will subsequently be reduced to 31 on August 31st, ahead of the competition’s kick-off in September. Regulars such as captain Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones are all unsurprisingly included in the 47- man training squad while there are a number …

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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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Refereeing Inconsistency Adds to Irish Frustrations

While there can be no denying that Wales deserved their win at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, Wayne Barnes will not be on the Christmas card lists of many Irish fans. Barnes was not responsible for crucial lost lineouts, the lack of a plan b, the failure to identify space, the unforced errors or the uncharacteristically poor performances of some …

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Ireland vs Wales: Three Key Clashes

With Ireland just two points ahead of Wales at the summit of the RBS Six Nations table, resident rugby writer Ozer McMahon previews three key clashes ahead of the game at the Millennium Stadium this weekend.  “Bish, bash, bosh.” TV chef Jamie Oliver may have made this phrase popular on his cooking shows, but anyone tuning into the penultimate round …

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The Best Of The Rest: European Rugby’s Outsiders

Is there scope for Six Nations expansion to allow other European nations field teams in European rugby’s top competition? Stephen O’Connor discusses.  Rugby union has proved to be one of the world’s most conservative sports, ever since the day William Webb Ellis picked up a football and decided to run with it under his arm. In Ireland, we have proof that …

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Wales 16-21 England: Gatland Left With Plenty To Ponder

England’s effective gameplan must leave Wales coach Warren Gatland pondering his options; Patrick Ward discusses.  What an efficient and professional performance that was from England. From being ten points down within the opening ten minutes to restricting a normally potent Welsh side to just two penalties for the final 70 minutes, it was a display of supreme discipline from Stuart Lancaster’s …

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