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British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 squad, according to the bookies

Although it’s about a year until Warren Gatland picks his Lions squad, the public has already started talking about who will make it onto the plane and who will line-up in the first Test against South Africa. Gatland has spoken publicly about his team but has given little away as he continues to ponder over big…

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TRANSFER | Stade Francais confirm the signing of two Premiership stars

It’s been confirmed that Springbok lock Gerbrandt Grobler will join Stade Français on a two-year deal. The South African, who has already played in the Top 14 with Racing 92 during the 2016-2017 season, becomes the latest departure from Gloucester. 🆕✍️ | @Gerbrandt69 rejoint Paris ! Le 2ème ligne 🇿🇦 en provenance de @gloucesterrugby s’engage pour 2…

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REPORTS | Harlequins scrum guru Adam Jones could be on the move

Wales legend Adam Jones has emerged as new Ospreys boss Tony Booth’s number one target as he looks to recruit a formidable backroom staff. The 100-cap Lions and Wales legend, who was renowned as one of the games finest ever scrummagers, has made an almost seamless transition to coaching. According to The Rugby Paper, Quins…

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Sir Ian McGeechan picks his dream team, and it’s as fearsome as you’d expect

As someone who coached the Lions on four separate tours (and played on two others), Sir Ian McGeechan is better qualified than most to pick an all-time rugby dream team. This week he has been picking his all-star XV, and here it is! BACK-THREE Fullback: JPR Williams (Wales) – “Not a staggeringly original choice, I’ll…

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Incoming! 104-cap Matt Giteau reportedly has a new club

Wallabies legend Matt Giteau is set to join good friend Adam Ashley-Cooper in starting a new chapter in Major League Rugby. There were suggestions that the 37-year-old was set to end his stellar career, but now, according to the Herald, is set to join the LA Giltinis. Giteau is a utility back. His usual positions are…

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TRANSFER | Leicester Tigers announce new signing in brilliant fashion

Leicester Tigers have signed English-qualified, versatile back Harry Potter from Super Rugby side the Melbourne Rebels. The 22-year-old, capable of playing in the midfield and outside-backs, was born in London and lived in the UK for a decade before his family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. Potter has previously represented NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising…

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Sir Clive Woodward has had his say on possible Swing Low, Sweet Chariot RFU ban

Sir Clive Woodward has joined the debate over England’s controversial anthem ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’. The RFU have launched a review into the ‘historical context’ of the song – which is regularly belted out by England supporters and has its lyrics written on the walls at Twickenham.   SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Make singing Swing Low Sweet Chariot a…

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LIST | Team GB’s dream rugby sevens line-up for 2021 Olympics

With just over a year to the 2021 Olympic games, RUCK has put together our Great Britain Sevens Dream Team. We’ve analysed the best players from only the 15-man game to present our ultimate Team GB Sevens team.  FORWARDS Maro Itoje (England): Every sevens team needs a kick-off and lineout specialist may be required. No…

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NEW MUSIC: Luke Jones – Follow Suit

Anglesey drummer turned singer-songwriter Luke Jones releases debut single “Follow Suit”. Luke Jones, a 21-year-old indie-pop singer-songwriter from North West Wales feels most at home with a guitar in his hands, despite originally beginning his journey in music as a drummer. It’s not about the fame or fortune for our Luke – you won’t see …

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Harlequins reveal when Joe Marchant will return

Harlequins have revealed that Joe Marchant will likely remain in New Zealand for the conclusion of the Super Rugby. It’s been revealed that he will complete season with the Blues, despite his loan in New Zealand set to expire at the end of June. Quins general manager Billy Millard said: “We are in pretty heavily dialogue…

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