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Scotland 2015 world cup squad

Scotland’s 2015 World Cup squad

The squad has only two players with over 50 caps and four with two caps or less. That is not to say the team is  inexperienced; six of the final…

Argentina

Five Talking points – August

Argentina make rugby history August was largely a month of Rugby World Cup warmups and national coaches carefully pruning their squads like Mister Miyagi tending to a bonsai tree. But…

George Ford

England v Ireland: Taking the positives

By Adam Hathaway Whatever the result at Twickenham on Saturday when England host Ireland we can be certain of two things. One coach will say that the result does not…

Wales squad

Wales 2015 Rugby World Cup squad

A regulation split of 17 forwards and 14 backs formed the 31-man Wales World Cup squad, which hail predominantly from the regions, which is a testament to the efforts of…

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Rugby gets the Bollywood makeover

The story of Sye follows a journey of two rival rugby teams as they join forces to keep a mafia-type overlord from procuring their university rugby pitch for his own nefarious…

Pinged: Referee Craig Joubert signals for a penalty to the frustration of Ireland captain Paul O'Connell

Rugby World debates: Paul O’Connell’s clear-out

Picture the scene: Wales and Ireland are locked at 10-10, close to the hour mark. Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is expectant. The hosts have taken a while to click into gear but are finally…

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Pacific Warriors: a tale of underdogs

The rugby teams of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa are known for their warrior-like, no-holds-barred style of rugby.  Pacific Warriors details the background behind how such small nations produce world-leading rugby players.…

Paul O'Connell will Captain Ireland

Ireland’s 2015 Rugby World Cup squad

The squad has 14 players with World Cup experience and many of those without were involved with Ireland’s Six Nations victories in 2014 and 15. Over half the squad named today…