Tag: Rory Best

Rugby TV and Podcast: #RWC Controversy! Pichot/Toner Crisis! Wales, Scotland & Japan Over-Hyped? Rassie vs Schmidt/Gatland

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DUBLIN/NYC – As Nations announce their Rugby World Cup rosters, gasps and cries of wrong-doing are coming from all corners of the globe and even from big-wigs like Agustín Pichot. In this Week 106 installment of our @RugbyWrapUp studio show, fiery Irishman George Hook (in Dublin) and pragmatic American Matt McCarthy (NYC) go head to […]

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Over to you, Mister Warren Gatland; Lions Squad Selection Preview

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CARDIFF, WALES – Lions fans the world over are waiting with baited breath ahead of next Wednesday’s tour squad announcement. Debating who should be in the squad, starting XV and who should captain the tour has been a favourite pastime of rugby fans in clubhouses and pubs across the globe over the past few months. […]

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British & Irish Lions XV Picks: A Second Take

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DUBLIN, IRL – Back in September I named my preferences for the starting XV for the British and Irish Lions for their tour the New Zealand later this year. I was adamant then, and am adamant now, that this tour will mean more than ever for the status of northern hemisphere rugby. The three test […]

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Inspired Ireland Earn Emphatic Victory in Chicago

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CHICAGO, IL – Yes, Ireland did follow the Cubs into sports history. Chicago, the Windy City, played host to not one, but two of the greatest moments in sports history last week: the Cubs breaking the 108-year Curse of the Billy Goat and, more importantly, Ireland finally vanquishing the All Blacks after 111 years of […]

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Northampton Saints CEO Allan Robson re Dylan Hartley, Relegation, Red Cards & RFU Issues

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Our globe-trotting rugby savant, Johnathan Wicklow Barberie (holding red card), was able to catch up with the charming and refreshingly frank, Allan Robson, CEO of Aviva Premiership finalists, the Northampton Saints. In a fast-moving exchange, the two talk about the controversial red card Saints captain Dylan Hartley received in the final for […]

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British & Irish Lions Named & How Our Predictions Held Up

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“We spent a long time selecting this squad and there were some close calls with a lot of competition for places. But ultimately we chose the players who will give us the best chance of a Test series victory. A [British & Irish Lions] Tour to Australia only comes around once every 12 years and […]

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