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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

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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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

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…

England Rugby World cup squad at final training

It’s a standard split of 17 forwards and 14 backs and the selected players come from a spread of Aviva Premiership clubs. Saracens and Bath have made the largest contributions;…

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The full-on Friendly. When Ireland faced Wales on Saturday it felt as though the Rugby World Cup had started early. The fitness sessions were over, the training bibs were back…

Who will be on the outside looking in? Scotland huddle   after their hefty win over Italy

Today Scotland head coach Vern Cotter will send off his World Cup 31 to World Rugby. Tomorrow he announces his squad officially to the public. If ever there was a…

Sam Warburton

This may not be the squad Warren Gatland pick tomorrow at midday but it’s the squad we believe he should pick. Sadly there is no place for Eli Walker, Matthew…