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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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Exclusive: We Speak With Gareth Bale’s High School PE Teacher

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Gareth Bale of Wales is tracked by Giorgi Navalovski (L), Jano Ananidze (2L) and Murtaz Daushvili (R) of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Georgia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

At a time when Gareth Bale’s name is being splashed across headlines regarding his new contract negotiations with Real Madrid, we caught up with the Wales international’s former PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, who taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, from 2002-2005. In an exclusive interview with Pundit Arena, Morris discusses subjects such as Bale’s innate talent, unique personality and the other …

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Wales’ Likely Starting XV For Australia Match

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Wales sing the national anthem during the International Test match between the New Zealand and Wales at Westpac Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

With Wales set to kick-off their autumn campaign on Saturday against Australia, we look at Rob Howley’s likely starting XV for the clash.  _______ 15. Liam Williams (if fit) Wales’ best player during the summer series against New Zealand, the 25-year-old has continued his fine form into the new season. Left the field early with an ankle injury during the Scarlets’ …

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5 Lions Bolters Warren Gatland Should Consider

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 British and Irish Lions squad often includes a couple of ‘bolters’ – players who have had limited international exposure and make a late and surprising claim to join the touring party. So who are the candidates to be bolters in 2017? For the purist, Will Greenwood was the last true ‘bolter’ when he toured South Africa in 1997 having …

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