1. British and Irish Lions Rugby 2013: 5 Key Battles to Watch in the Second Test

    A fortuitous Kurtley Beale slip let the Lions off the hook last Saturday, allowing them to sneak a 23-21 victory in a game they almost let slip away from them...

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  2. British and Irish Lions vs. Australia: 5 Key Battles to Watch in the 1st Test

    The speculating is finished, the talking is done and on Saturday night in Brisbane the British and Irish Lions will meet Australia in the first of a three test series...

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  3. British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Lions vs. NSW Waratahs

    On Tuesday night, the British and Irish Lions wrapped up their fourth win in as many games on their tour of Australia with a 64-0 victory over a team that some sources like Joe...

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  4. British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Lions vs. Combined NSW-Queensland Country

    The tour itself may have started over a week ago, but the Queensland Reds landed the first punch on Australia's behalf during a grueling match on Saturday morning in Brisbane...

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  5. Irish Rugby: 4 Players to Watch for as Ireland Take on the USA

    Declan Kidney's reign as Ireland coach came to an ignominious end in April as an injury-hit Irish side crashed to a 22-15 defeat against Italy in Rome. It was a sad end to a glorious five years but the time had come to move in a new direction...

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  6. British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Lions vs. Queensland Reds

    The British and Irish Lions are finally up and running on Australian shores. After months of talk and speculation, the Lions got the tour underway with a comprehensive 69-17 victory over an understrength Western Force side...

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  7. British and Irish Lions Tour 2013: Lions vs. Western Force

    On Wednesday night, in the most remote city in the world, the 2013 British and Irish Lions will be seeking a first win on Australian soil when they take on the Western Force in Perth...

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  8. British and Irish Lions Rugby 2013: Final Squad Prediction

    In less than 48 hours , all the talking will be over and we'll finally know the names of the men who Warren Gatland and his team of coaches have chosen to tackle the Wallabies this summer...

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  9. Heineken Cup 2012/13: Quarterfinal Preview

    With the Six Nations only just in the rear-view mirror and the Lions squad announcement just weeks ago, it would be easy to forget that this weekend heralds the return of the Heineken Cup...

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  10. British and Irish Lions 2013: Post Six Nations Squad Outlook

    The Six Nations always generates huge interest in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the one time a year that the giants of European rugby go head-to-head. But the addition of a Lions tour makes almost every game a must-watch...

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  11. Six Nations 2013: Team of the Tournament

    The 2013 Six Nations is done and dusted after seven weekends that sum up the good, the bad and the ugly of European rugby. Sometimes it was exhilarating, sometimes it was downright awful but it was always immensely physical and hugely intense...

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  12. 2013 Six Nations: 5 Keys to Irish Victory Against Scotland

    W.B. Yeats once said of Ireland, "all changed, chaged utterly" . He was speaking of a dark period in Irish history but his words would ring true for the current Irish rugby team and their embattled coach Declan Kidney...

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  13. Six Nations 2013: Ruthless England Prove Their Mettle as They Overpower Ireland

    Ireland's Grand Slam hopes came crashing to a halt in the driving Dublin rain as a powerful England side out-fought and out-thought them in a gritty encounter...

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  14. Ireland vs. England Rugby: 5 Keys to Irish Victory

    Before last week's action, both England and Ireland would've seen this rugby game as one of huge importance; now it's probably the biggest game either side will play this year...

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  15. Ireland Top Wales in Six Nations Opener: A Tale of Two Halves

    The 2013 Six Nations Championship opened with an absolute cracker at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff earlier this afternoon. If this is a taste of things to come, then buckle up because this is going to be a great Six Nations...

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  16. Ireland vs. Wales: Five Keys to Irish Victory

    Tomorrow afternoon Wales host Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in the opening game of the 2013 Six Nations. In a match that will likely define both their seasons, neither side can afford to lose...

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  17. British and Irish Lions Rugby 2013: Pre 6 Nations Squad Outlook

    There are now less than five months until the British and Irish Lions board their flight to Hong Kong , and begin the 2013 tour of Australia. The coaching team has been named and selection meetings have taken place...

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  18. Heineken Cup 2012-2013: Final Group Stage Review

    The group stage's final round may not have had the excitement and great rugby of recent years, but there was no shortage of shocks...

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  19. Heineken Cup 2012/2013: Teams Battling for Spots in Knockout Stages

    After five enthralling rounds, with all the usual ups and downs, the makeup of the Heineken Cup quarter-finals will all come down to the final round of action...

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  20. Heinken Cup Rugby 2012-2013: Week 3 Preview

    In every sporting competition there is a defining moment when the tournament gets serious. Golf has " moving day ," football has " squeaky bum time " and the Heineken Cup has the back-to-back double headers...

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  21. British and Irish Lions Rugby 2013: November International Squad

    Every four years the pride of the Britain and Ireland travel to the Southern Hemisphere under the banner of the British and Irish Lions...

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  22. Heineken Cup 2012/2013: Week 2 Review

    With another exciting round of Heineken Cup rugby in the books, we are beginning to get a picture of how the groups will pan out and who the real title contenders are...

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  23. Heinken Cup 2012-2013: Week 1 Review

    Week 1 of the Heineken Cup is in the books, and such was the intensity on display, that it seems as if it had never been away...

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  24. 15 'Next Diego Maradonas' and How They Lived Up to the Hype

    Diego Armando Maradona is not only the greatest player in Argentinian football history. Some would say he is the greatest player the world has ever seen...

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  25. European Rugby: Monthly Roundup

    Welcome to what is the first of what will be a monthly roundup of the Premiership, Pro 12 and Top 14. With so much action to break down, I will pick three sides that have done well and three that haven't in the top three professional leagues in Europe...

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