ITM Cup Round 3 Preview – Rest and Rotation Begins

The ITM Cup Round 3 is the first round which sees a team playing two games, while some fringe All Blacks have been released to play ITM Cup. It will be interesting to see how disruptive these changes will be, as sometimes combinations get ruined by the changing team dynamics. Wellington and North Harbour are playing two games, this means …

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Get Closer To… London Irish

Bank Holiday Monday… the time when many Londoners were enjoying the delights of the Notting Hill Carnival, or a little drink on the South Bank but for the London Irish Squad it was just another day’s training, with the small addition of a hundred or so Season Ticket Holders who were invited to watch. London Irish haven’t had the best …

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A Night at the Arms Park

Almost 48 hours after the official unveiling of the new Cardiff Arms pitch I’ve finally made it back ‘up North’ after a brief overnighter in the Welsh capital. This weekend I was fortunate enough to be chauffeured round so whilst sobering up in the bank holiday traffic I had plenty of time to contemplate both teams progress during the off-season, …

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The Rugby Championship Round 2 Preview – More of the Same?

The Rugby Championship Round 2 sees the same teams playing each other as last week, but in different locations. This makes things interesting after the Springboks put 73 points past Argentina and the All Blacks almost put 50 past the Wallabies and now play at home. The All Blacks will host the Wallabies in the windy and now shaky Wellington. …

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Interview with Munster Centre James Downey

How do you feel last season went? Mixed feelings regarding last year. We’d a poor league run but had a good one in the Heineken so was a mixed bag. If you could go back is there anything you might do differently? Hindsight is a great thing I guess we’d try and be alot more consistent in the league games. …

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Top 10 Transfers of the Summer

It’s been a really exciting summer of transfer dealings with some major names breaking long-standing ties on moving on to the next challenge. The increased wage cap in France has seen a huge influx of talent into the Top 14 whilst a number of Premiership clubs have attempted to keep up with big signings of their own. Here we take …

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