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George North Given Troubling Advice From Expert Brain Doctor

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: George North of Wales during the International Match between Wales and South Africa at the Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Dr. Barry O’Driscoll, former IRB chief medical advisor and world renowned expert on rugby safety, has implored George North to end his rugby career. Dr. O’Driscoll  has previously walked away from his position at World Rugby so inadequate did he feel their efforts to make the game safer, and so has ample credibility when it comes to concussions and their long-term …

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A Lions XV Of Players Each Born In A Different Nation

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Jamie Heaslip of Ireland makes his way off the field following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Lions already brings together a diverse set of players. But what would the team look like if the head coach could only select one player born in each nation? The answer is that it is still quite strong. The front and back rows in particular are Lions XV class. And because of the options at No. 8, we resisted …

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Blow For Springboks As Pivotal Lock Is Ruled Out Of Wales Test

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Eben Etzebeth of South Africa receives medical treatment during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Eben Etzebeth is set to miss another international as he has failed to recover from a concussion sustained against England. Etzebeth also missed last Saturday’s loss to Italy, and with a serious lack of momentum the Springboks will need all the experience the 25-year-old has to offer. However, Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee only had bad news to report on …

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A Tier One & Two XV Consisting Of Just One Player From Each Nation

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Rhys Webb of Wales is tackled during the international match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

If a team were to be formed with only one player from each tier one or tier two country being allowed to represent it, who would make up the strongest team? I believe the following is the best way of utilising the players available from some of the world’s top rugby nations. _______ 1. Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa) The aptly nicknamed …

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Five Leading Candidates For The Lions Captaincy

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Aaron Smith of the All Blacks makes a break past Sam Warburton of Wales during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

As the November internationals start, it seems that players are not only playing for their place on the Lions tour, but the leaders amongst the home nations set their sights on the captaincy. Here we take a look at five of the strongest contenders for this role. _______ Sam Warburton Last tour’s captain is the most likely candidate for the …

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Wales Make Six Changes For Argentina Match

Wales v Australia - International Match

Interim Wales Head Coach Rob Howley has made six changes to the team humbled by Australia last weekend, report Wales Online. Howley has wielded the axe for the clash with ‘Los Pumas’: with prop Samson Lee dropping to the bench and being replaced by the Exeter Chiefs’ Tomas Francis. While the ever-present Jamie Roberts is also dropped, with Scarlets centre …

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Alun Wyn Jones To Miss Wales’ Tie With Australia

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Alun Wyn Jones of Wales looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Talismanic lock Alun Wyn Jones will miss Wales’ clash against Australia on Saturday following the death of his father Tim, according to Wales Online 102 cap Jones was the favourite to lead the side out in their Autumn series opener on Saturday, following the announcement yesterday that skipper Sam Warburton would miss the game with a neck injury. A former Wales …

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