United Rugby Championship Covid 19 Omicron scare: Opinion

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The United Rugby Championship Covid 19 scare this week underlined how fragile intercontinental competition remains. Games can be canceled at very short notice. Unfinished fixture lists also bring full competition results into question. Canceled fixtures South African rugby fans woke up to the unexpected news on Friday morning that the much-anticipated matches against Munster, Cardiff. […] READ MORE


Italian Rugby improving despite Six Nations results

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It has been a familiar story for Italy in the Six Nations: staying in touch of their opposition but ultimately falling short, or rarely ever looking like being able to win. Even a surprise four point half time lead against Ireland still yielded zero match points. Despite this, Conor O’Shea can points to several signs […] READ MORE


‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod – Season 1, Episode 15

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‘In the Bin’ rugby pod hits the fullback position this week – episode number 15 is completed. With the evasive skills of a good 15 and like a good politician, we’re going to bypass any actual news this week and jump straight into the matches. Autumn Internationals…..outside the International Window mind you It was the international […] READ MORE


Guinness PRO14 Conference A: Cardiff Blues dominate Zebre

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The Cardiff Blues produced a dominant performance to defeat Zebre at the Cardiff Arms Park. The hosts ran in five tries in the bonus point victory with Lloyd Williams, Willis Halaholo, Matthew Rees, Matthew Morgan and Tom James all going over the whitewash. Zebre did manage a consolation try towards the end thanks to substitute […] READ MORE


Zebre Takeover Lies Ahead

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A Zebre takeover by the FIR has been announced this morning by the Guinness Pro12 club via social media, and will take place before the start of the 2017/18 seaon. Unexpected Zebre Takeover Imminent by FIR Founded in 1973 as an invitational side, they were disbanded in 1997. They became a professional rugby entity when […] READ MORE