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The Blues nominate a young team for a duel in the final round against the Waratahs

The Blues nominate a young team for a duel in the final round against the Waratahs

May 25, 2022, 8:57 PM The Blues took the opportunity to combine experience and exciting youth in their lineup for Saturday’s final round match against the Waratahs in Sydney in the DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition. Coach Leon MacDonald said the match offered an important chance to give key starting players a few invaluable minutes …

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The NRL noticed playing rugby just four days after the Warriors' shock

The NRL noticed playing rugby just four days after the Warriors’ shock

19:12, 25 May 2022 Former New Zealand Warriors support Matt Lodge was spotted playing rugby in Brisbane just four days after his shock departure from his club, which involved a massive paycheck. The Australian support was released from its NRL club after concluding that it would not move to New Zealand once the Warriors moved …

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Winning the Champions Cup would bring Van der Flier to pole position for the European award

WITHsurprisingly, it has been 10 years since Ireland was last crowned European Player of the Year. The list of past winners is impressive – Antoine Dupont, Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Jonny Wilkinson – but the Anglo-French duopoly has existed since 2012, when Rob Kearney, the national defender of Leinster, Ireland and the Lions, took over …

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Revealed: Bitter power struggle in Bath, ending with Ed Griffith's shock

Revealed: Bitter power struggle in Bath, ending with Ed Griffith’s shock

The flashpoint between Hooper and Griffiths came when Bath’s season almost ended with the last redemption attempt in the Challenge Cup. To prepare for the match of the last 16 years against Edinburgh, Bath completed a foreign training camp. However, as the camp approached, the details changed significantly, reportedly at the behest of President Griffiths. …

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Mike Phillips chose the Wales team to play with South Africa, while Alun Wyn missed

Mike Phillips chose the Wales team to play with South Africa, while Alun Wyn missed

Welsh rugby legend Mike Phillips has wondered who Wayne Pivac should choose to start in the first test against South Africa this summer. A large part of the 33-member team will not play another match before the initial test in Pretoria after the Welsh regions have failed in the elimination phase of the United Rugby …

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Jimmy Keinhorst excited about the opportunity as the KR renaissance continues with the deal

Jimmy Keinhorst excited about the opportunity as the KR renaissance continues with the deal

Jimmy Keinhorst says he’s excited about where Hull KR can go after he agreed to a new one-year contract at the club. The renaissance of the 31-year-old Rovers continues after barely playing for Robins for 18 months after he found himself outside the team of the first team under the leadership of Tony Smith. Its …

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How a "unique combination of nanoseconds" transformed Johnny Sexton

How a “unique combination of nanoseconds” transformed Johnny Sexton

May 25, 2022, 11:35 am Brian O’Driscoll appreciated the “unique” way veteran Johnny Sexton currently plays the game and has become as indispensable as Leinster and Ireland. Just seven weeks before his 37th birthday, the veteran will lead his province in Saturday’s Heineken Cup final against La Rochelle and then likely be the captain of …

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Super Rugby Pacific defender is one of Ealing’s three most recent signatures

May 25, 2022, 11:23 am The champions of the Ealing championship presented Super Rugby Pacific winger Carl Tizzano as one of three new reinforcements for next season. The London club also secured the services of Northampton back rower Ollie Newman and Loughborough Students all-around striker David Douglas-Bridge, who recently played the Premiership Cup for the …

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The brutal reality of Welsh rugby hits homes and stars thrown into scrap

The brutal reality of Welsh rugby hits homes and stars thrown into scrap

May has been a terrible month for many Welsh rugby players. After receiving the dreaded tap on the shoulder, they were in fact told they were out of work. The game in Wales is facing difficult times and reducing the number of teams is considered one of the solutions to the current structural and financial …

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