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Fly-half showdown: Bath's George Ford is set for a highly-anticipated clash with Leicester's Freddie Burns

Weekend’s rugby talking points

Keys for No. 10… Such is the intensity of the Bath v Leicester rivalry that matches between the two sides carry a health warning as it is, but this weekend’s…

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Lions 2013 Player Profile: Rory Best

A SHOCK omission from Warren Gatland's original squad, Best was called up after Dylan Hartley's verbal assault on referee Wayne Barnes in the Aviva Premiership final saw the hooker banned…

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RBS 6 Nations: Mid-term report – Lions XV

THE BRITISH and Irish Lions are still hotter than a Justin Bieber and David Beckham collaborative calendar. Need proof? Every single test ticket for this summer's tour sold out in…

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Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Scotland knew they'd have to come out of the changing room firing if they were to beat Ireland at home, and some early pressure put them 0-6 ahead thanks to…

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Ireland v Scotland: The Preview

IT'S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with…

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Rory Best to lead Ireland against Scotland

Ulster hooker Rory Best will captain Ireland in their penultimate RBS 6 Nations fixture against Scotland in Dublin on Saturday. Paul O’Connell was ruled out for the remainder of the…

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Rory Best’s World Cup in doubt

RORY BEST’S World Cup is in jeopardy after he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder during the game against Italy on Sunday. Ireland are going to see how…