Pro 12

Jones’ chance for Lions spot in doubt

  Wales skipper Alun Wyn-Jones is out for six weeks after he was forced onto the bench on Saturday in their game against France. Jones left the field of play with a shoulder injury in Wales’ defeat to France in Paris. Jones took over the captaincy spot for this years Six Nations after Sam Warburton stepped down to work on …

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How is the new ruling on tackling effecting the game?

It is not hot news that new rulings have come in for 2017 to combat the problem of concussions, anything that improves the safety aspects of the game for players is surely a good thing, however given the vast amount of cards shown in Rugby this weekend and the controversy surrounding them, is the ruling appropriate? This weekend we saw …

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‘A hooligans’ game played by gentlemen’ – Sportsmanship fading?

Our great game has always revolved around putting in everything you have and just as importantly, sportsmanship. This is why we were appalled by Pape’s display of diving against Edinburgh at the weekend, which wouldn’t fall short of earning him an oscar.  The Frenchman was ‘slapped’ by Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh in the second half and was looked down upon …

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Will the drain end? – Pichot’s plans to tackle the talent drain

The player drain is taking it’s toll on Rugby and it’s less funded nations, with talent flocking to bigger, more successful nations in a bid to make it into the professional game. This drain is nothing new, with players jetting off to the likes of France and England like there’s no tomorrow, making it less of a talent drain and …

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Ulster’s Backline For Next Season Will Leave The Pro12 For Dead

Ulster are looking like one of the most exciting sides in the Pro12 heading into the 2016/17 thanks to a backline stacked full of talent… 9.Ruan Pienaar Pienaar remains the key man to getting the backline moving and controlling a game, the fact he can also step into fly half if necessary is a huge boost and allows more flexibility …

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