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GALLERY | The dramatic transformation of rugby team’s base into hospital

The Welsh Rugby Union’s training base is currently being transformed into a makeshift hospital. Located at the Vale Resort, it will provide 290 additional beds as the numbers of people with COVID19 continues to rise. Martyn Phillips, WRU Group CEO, said: “We’ve worked with Leekes in partnership for many years at the National Centre of…

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Eddie Jones’ increased salary revealed as he signs new England contract

Eddie Jones has signed a new long-term England contract as he looks to win the Rugby World Cup for the first time. Despite taking a voluntary reduction during the Coronavirus pandemic, Jones reportedly received a £50,000 increase, taking his total income to £800,000. By the time the 2023 rolls around Jones will be 63 and…

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Eddie Jones future reportedly settled after RFU meeting

England head coach Eddie Jones is set to sign a new deal to remain in charge until after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, according to reports. The 60-year-old’s current deal is due to expire next year but following a back and forth chat with the Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney. Eddie Jones set…

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RUMOUR | Marland Yarde offered unlikely homecoming

Sale Sharks winger Marland Yarde could yet return to London Irish, according to RUCK sources. Despite reported interest from Leicester Tigers, the speedster had looked set to sign a new contract at the AJ Bell having recovered from a significant knee injury. However, with survival confirmed following Saracens relegation, London Irish have been on hunt for…

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Brian O’Driscoll reveals he suffered for the majority of his career

Brian O’Driscoll has revealed he suffered with terrible eyesight during the majority of his career. The Ireland legend discovered he was short-sighted during his glory days, only getting laser treatment at the age of 30. “It’s funny what the brain does and how it adapts. And probably my quality of life outside the rugby pitch…

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Stuart Hogg reveals his surprising sporting hero

Scotland rugby captain Stuart Hogg has revealed his sporting hero is AP McCoy, champion jockey a record 20 consecutive times. “My passion for horses has endured, though, and when you think of horse racing you think of AP McCoy,” revealed Hogg to the BBC. “I just loved AP, he was the only jockey who always…

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Brian Moore’s hilarious tweet about Boris Johnson blows up Twitter

The hashtag ‘clap for Boris’ started trending on Twitter earlier today, to which Brian Moore had quite the hilarious response. The Prime Minister, who became the first world leader to test positive for the disease, wasn’t given any rest-bite from the former England hooker. Recieving hundreds of likes within minutes, he tweeted: “Surely #clapforbrois is a…

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Rugby stadium to be turned into huge 2,000-bed hospital

The Principality Stadium will be turned into a 2,000-bed hospital to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board CEO Len Richards said: “Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been planning and making preparations based upon the modelling and predictions of numbers of patients and admissions across…

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Rugby world applaud NHS in ‘clap for our carers’ challenge

The British public has shown its support for National Health Service (NHS) workers and carers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands across the country clapped, cheered and even set off fireworks to show appreciation for healthcare workers at 20:00 GMT. Here’s what rugby players have been saying: #clapforourcarers The whole crew and the…

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Nigel Owens has spoken with Owen Farrell to help him improve tackling technique

Top referee Nigel Owens has revealed he’s had conversations with England captain Owen Farrell over improving his tackling technique. “What referees will look at is, if you’re going to make a tackle and your arm is down to your side, pointing down or backwards, then there is no way you’re making a legal tackle,” explained…

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