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Guinness Pro12: Leinster Threepeat on the cards?

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Dublin, Ireland –  September 5th was the beginning of a new era for the Celtic League or as it is more commonly known – the Pro 12. During a tumultuous off-season, it gained a new sponsor in Guinness, somehow managed to avoid some sides folding and survived the Welsh Rugby Civil War. So now, all […]

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Peace in Wales at Last

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CARDIFF, WALES – After a saga stretching more than a year, peace has finally been declared in the Welsh civil war between the Wales Rugby Union and the regional authorities. The meat of the agreement promises the regions 60 million pounds over the next six years, with ten “dual” contracts to be shared between the union and […]

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No Easy Draws in European Rugby Champions Cup

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Unusually, perhaps uniquely in the history of European rugby competitions, the draw for the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup has thrown up no obvious ‘Pool of Death’. Instead, it has thrown up at least three of them… English champions Northampton will be relatively pleased with their Pool Five lot. They face Racing […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Anglo-Welsh Developments, Northampton Dominates, Big Game a Hit

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CARDIFF, WALES – The midpoint of the Aviva Premiership has been reached, and it looks like a memorable stretch run will commence with six legitimate contenders for the four playoff spots. However, some of the biggest news of the weekend took place off the pitch, as BT Sport and Premiership Rugby made plans to make […]

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Heineken Cup Preview – Part One

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It may be the beginning of the end for rugby’s European Cup, but there’s a competition about to kick off. Here’s the first of a two-part, pool-by-pool, Heineken Cup Preview guide to the 19th – and what may or may not turn out to be the last – Heineken Cup as we know […]

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Last RaboDirect Pro12: Can Anyone Stop Leinster?

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Friday, September 6, 2013, is beginning of the end for the RaboDirect Pro12. Next season, the competition will be called something else, sponsored by someone else, and broadcast for the first time on Sky Sports. But first, there’s the question of who will win the third and Last RaboDirect Pro12? 1) Scarlets In: Steve Shingler, […]

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