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Jason Netherton tells everyone when Hull KR regains an elite license after a tough year

Jason Netherton tells everyone when Hull KR regains an elite license after a tough year

Hull KR player development leader Jason Netherton revealed how the trauma of losing the Elite Academy license and the way it did so spurred the club to their recent success. It was confirmed last week that the Robins had regained their elite license by 2027 after being placed on a provisional list and asked to …

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Alex Walmsley’s joy after St Helens used “cheap” scrum tactics

Alex Walmsley has uncovered the thinking behind St Helens’ tactics to push for scrum – and ensure that opponents are not rewarded for a “bad mentality.” The English support recorded a bizarre attempt last week with a thrilling 12-10 victory at Warrington Wolves. The leader of the Super League Saints lost 4-0 in the 20th …

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Opinion: Springboks headache in the middle of the back as the Wales series emerges

Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber seems ready to give most of his older players some much-needed game time against Wales, but he may be forced to knock out new talent in the scrum half and half, writes Jon Cardinelli. Nienaber originally planned to name the extended training team Bok this week. The United Rugby Championship …

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Opinion: Springboks headache in the middle of the back as the Wales series emerges

Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber seems ready to give most of his older players some much-needed game time against Wales, but he may be forced to knock out new talent in the scrum half and half, writes Jon Cardinelli. Nienaber originally planned to name the extended training team Bok this week. The United Rugby Championship …

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Eddie, tell us once and for all why Danny Care isn’t on the English team? – Andy Goode

May 23, 2022, 12:01 PM Group training in Richmond this week may be a mix of new names and experienced faces, but it’s another English team without Danny Care and people deserve to know why. It’s been three and a half years since he last played for his country, during which time he was in …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Leudster’s Depth and the Heroism of Beauden Barrett

It’s time for our Monday package about who has their name in the spotlight and who gets into the headlines after the weekend for all the wrong reasons. FIRE! Theo McFarland continues meteor rise: A few years ago, few people heard about the Samoan striker, but now it is becoming a household name in the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: Leudster’s Depth and the Heroism of Beauden Barrett

It’s time for our Monday package about who has their name in the spotlight and who gets into the headlines after the weekend for all the wrong reasons. FIRE! Theo McFarland continues meteor rise: A few years ago, few people heard about the Samoan striker, but now it is becoming a household name in the …

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The Welsh regional rugby team of the season, dominated by non-choice Wales players

Everyone accepts that it has been a very unsatisfactory season in Welsh rugby, on the international and domestic fronts. But there were individuals who shone in the gloom. So here is our regional team of the season. 15. Johnny McNicholl (Scarlets) He came from Crusaders with a reputation as one of New Zealand’s top finishers, …

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The Leinster pair are vying to become the most distinguished in European history

6:08, May 23, 2022 Leinster is looking for the fifth star of the Heineken Champions Cup in Marseille this weekend and will join Stade Toulousain as the most successful club in the history of the tournament. Remarkably, the men in blue boast a pair of veterans who are also running for their fifth Champions Cup …

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Sean Holley tears up Cardiff and shows that “unacceptable” things are happening

Sean Holley sent a rocket to Cardiff after their humiliation by 69-21 by Benetton, calling aspects of their performance at the Stadio Monigo “unacceptable.” Dai Young’s team collected 10 attempts and broke the line 15 times in a sad performance against opponents who have won only one of the previous nine United Rugby Championship games. …

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