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As they approach the half-way mark, Connacht’s season is finally set to begin

ALL SEASON ANDY Friend has been waiting, first for a home game, then for a win, then for Bundee Aki’s suspension to finish, finally for the toughest itinerary in their recent history to come to its conclusion. So this, in a sense, is when things really begin for Connacht. They got Aki back a week …

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The awkward ‘this is just a fraud’ Joe Marler TV interview

Joe Marler was mischievously awkward in his post-match live TV interview on Friday night after he was awarded player of the match in Harlequins’ 19-13 Gallagher Premiership win over Bath. The out-of-favour England loosehead impressed at The Rec, making 14 carries and looking powerful in the scrum, and his resulting two minutes and 54 seconds …

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NZ Rugby awards: Can Black Ferns steal limelight from All Blacks star Ardie Savea?

You won’t find back-to-back inscriptions of female players’ names on the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Trophy. That could be about to change at the NZ rugby awards on Thursday night. Last year, Sarah Hirini received the prestigious Tremain awardwhich recognizes the most outstanding player in New Zealand, when rewarded for her performances after captaining the …

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Ireland’s wait for World Series Sevens tournament win goes on after loss to South Africa in Dubai – The Irish Times

The Ireland men’s Sevens team’s dream of a tournament win in the World Series continues following a gutsy 21-5 Cup final defeat to South Africa in Dubai. Ireland had previously reached a decider at the French Sevens in Toulouse last May, including a first ever victory over the Blitzboks at the pool stage but were …

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“Is he okay?” – Fans worried about Jason Leonard’s health following latest post

A number of fans were worried about Jason Leonard following his latest post, but it turns out the legendary England prop just has incredible manhood. He wrote on Twitter: “Wonderful day in Dublin supporting legendary Lions kit man Rala at his fundraising event for @terenurerugby with Joe Schmidt, Tommy Bowe and Alan Quinlan . It’s …

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Eddie Jones defends credentials as England head coach after South Africa loss

EDDIE JONES DEFENDED his credentials after he watched England produce a rudderless display to end a difficult 2022 with a 27-13 loss to South Africa at Twickenham. Tries from Kurt-Lee Arendse and Eben Etzebeth either side of half-time helped the Springboks ease to a comfortable victory in west London with Faf de Klerk adding an …

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Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021: Australia results, schedule, standings, how to watch, squad

After a 12-month delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 is up and running in New Zealand. The tournament is being held between October 8 and November 12 with 12 nations competing at three venues on the country’s North Island. England went into the tournament as favourites, just ahead of …

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