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    Is Argentinian Rugby Shooting Itself in the Foot?
    Argentina will only pick players based in Argentina from 2016, coach Daniel Hourcade has told Midi Olympique. From 2016 Argentina, along with Japan, will have a franchise in the Super Rugby competition and Hourcade will follow the precedent set by New Zealand and Australia of only selecting players based domestically. Many of Argentina’s top players […]
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    Is James Haskell the Missing Piece in the Jigsaw Puzzle?
    James Haskell is currently man of the moment at Premiership rugby club, Wasps. After a flying start to the season he was set to wear the red rose over the Autumn International period until flu like symptoms kept him off the pitch. But back with a vengeance this week, Haskell is set to make his […]
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    Is Stuart Lancaster Taking the P**s?
    It seems that despite claims from the England camp that Kyle Eastmond and Semesa Rokoduguni are unfit, they are now readying themselves to start for Bath tomorrow afternoon. How is it they are not deemed fit enough for England and yet their club select them to start a Premiership game? I’d originally somewhat overlooked the […]
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    Elders Wanted to Snot McCaw
    Richie McCaw leads the All Blacks for the 100th time on Sunday. RICHARD KNOWLER was in Cardiff to hear coach Steve Hansen and McCaw sift through the memories of a remarkable career. Steve Hansen tells an amusing anecdote about the time Richie McCaw risked being pummelled by his team-mates. The eager young flanker had been […]
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    Webb-Ellis would have loved THIS rugby in Rugby!
    Having visited Gravesend to watch a local training session prior to this historic day I was unable to go due to being in Paris to watch France play Australia – oh, to visit my lovely daughter!  (the tickets for the rugby came first :-)) Here’s a short report from the Wheelchair Rugby 7’s organisation.  This […]
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