1. Super Rugby 2015: Storylines to Follow in Final

    The Super Rugby final takes place in Wellington this weekend with an all-New Zealand affair between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders...

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  2. Why Rugby World Cup Fixtures Are Not Fair Game on the Minnows

    There are certain themes that crop up in the media around major sporting events. The pressure in the balls; the heat at kick-off times; the distances travelled between venues; ...

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  3. Super Rugby 2015: Winners and Losers from Semi-Finals

    The Hurricanes will face the Highlanders in an all-New Zealand Super Rugby final. The table-toppers from Wellington rolled the Brumbies over 29-9 at the Cake Tin, while the Highlanders ...

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  4. 5 England Players with Most to Prove Before Rugby World Cup

    England’s players have convened for the start of World Cup preparations after a somewhat tortuous build-up for coach Stuart Lancaster...

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  5. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Players for 2014-15 Season

    As the domestic season makes way for World Cup warm-ups over the summer months, now is a good time to look back at the men who most impressed in club colours...

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  6. Super Rugby 2015: Winners and Losers from Play-off Qualifiers

    The Highlanders and Brumbies progressed to the Super Rugby semi-finals with victories over the Chiefs and Stormers, respectively. The Highlanders’ 28-14 victory over the Chiefs means they have won their first play-off game since 1999...

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  7. Super Rugby 2015: Storylines to Follow in Playoff Qualifiers

    The knockout phase of Super Rugby kicks off this weekend with the first playoffs set to determine the semi-finalists...

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  8. Top 14: Best XV of the 2014-15 Season

    The Top 14 season is finally at an end after a gruelling campaign saw Stade Francais crowned champions in their home town on Saturday night...

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  9. 5 Players Who Boosted Their World Cup Chances with Fine Ends to Season

    With the northern hemisphere season all but over, the major nations will soon be gathering their extended squads together for pre -World Cup camps...

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  10. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 17

    The penultimate round of the regular season will unfold in Super Rugby this weekend. The table toppers will be looking to recover from a rare defeat last week while there are personal battles being waged in the all-Aussie clash in Perth...

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  11. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 29-31

    We have two of out three champions in Europe’s big leagues. Saracens and Glasgow lifted the Premiership and Pro 12 titles respectively after performances to which their final opponents had no answers...

    Danny Coyle Written by Danny Coyle about 3 months ago 1,627 reads 0 comments

  12. Bath vs. Saracens: Winners and Losers from Aviva Premiership Final

    Saracens were crowned champions of England at Twickenham with a 28-16 win over Bath. The Londoners raced into a healthy lead as they preyed on their opponents' mistakes and gave ...

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  13. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 16

    Super Rugby’s Week 16 brings the battle for the top spot in two of the three conferences into sharp focus. While the Hurricanes have the New Zealand section sewn up, it is nip and tuck in Australia and South Africa...

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  14. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 22-24

    The Aviva Premiership final will be a clash of styles after Bath and Saracens won their semi-finals to reach the Twickenham showpiece next weekend. Bath swaggered past Leicester in a seven-try romp that had their free-wheeling stamp all over it...

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  15. Aviva Premiership: Winners and Losers from Semi-Finals

    Bath will play Saracens in the Aviva Premiership final next weekend after two contrasting semi-finals. Mike Ford's men stuck over 40 points on Leicester Tigers for the second time ...

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  16. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 15

    Week 15 in Super Rugby sees last year’s finalists go head-to-head in Sydney as the jockeying for play–off places continues...

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  17. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 15-17

    The play­–off contenders in the Premiership and Pro 12 are settled, with one week left for France’s top six to sort themselves out...

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  18. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 14

    It’s crunch time in New Zealand’s Super Rugby conference this weekend as the top two do battle in Wellington...

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  19. Why Nick Abendanon Award Shows Folly of England's Selection Policy

    Nick Abendanon was crowned European Player of the Year earlier this month as a reward for his form in his first season as a Clermont Auvergne player...

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  20. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 8-10

    The battle to reach the playoffs is going down to the wire across Europe. The final round of fixtures in England has three clubs battling it out for the last two places in the ...

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  21. 5 Storylines to Follow in Super Rugby Week 13

    There are six rounds left in this year’s Super Rugby season, with the Hurricanes leading the way. The Wellington men have won nine of their 10 fixtures so far and look secure in their hunt for a semi-final spot...

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  22. 5 Players Who Enhanced Their Reputations in 2014/15 Champions Cup

    European rugby is done and dusted for another season, with the same name on a slightly different trophy this year. Toulon ’s hat-trick of titles is richly deserved by the galaxy of star names who have come together to form a dominant outfit...

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  23. Ranking Europe's Top 15 Club Teams After Weekend of May 1-3

    The European Champions Cup has gone to Toulon to add to the Heineken Cups they collected in 2013 and 2014, so the men from the Mayol sit atop these rankings once more...

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  24. Clermont Auvergne vs. Toulon: Winners and Losers from Champions Cup Final

    Toulon wrote a new chapter in club rugby history with an unprecedented third straight European crown. Bernard Laporte’s men hoisted the new European Champions Cup to add ...

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  25. Clermont Auvergne vs. Toulon: 5 Players to Watch in Champions Cup Final

    For the second time in three seasons, Clermont Auvergne and Toulon will contest European rugby’s biggest prize. The name might have changed but the teams dominating Europe are the same...

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