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Wales centre Roberts identifies Mapusua as key Samoan threat

Jamie Roberts has picked out opposition centre Seilala Mapusua as a key threat ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Pool D clash with Samoa. The Welsh starlet has also admitted that Mapusua, the Samoan captain, is one of the many players that he has ...

Samurai Success on the Hallowed Turf once again

Another year on the 7s circuit for England has come and gone ending with the Middlesex tournament hosted by the home of rugby, Twickenham. The competition places on show an array of talents from all over England and whilst in the past it has mainly ...

New Zealand Rugby: Yet another title, for yet another Whitelock

The latest Junior U20s World Championship held in Italy saw another title going to the ‘Baby Black’ U20 New Zealand side. This record breaking youth team from New Zealand has won the competition a staggering amount of times confirming the already ...

The stage is set for Rugby’s 2011/12 Heineken Cup

Rugby teams around Europe today learned who they will be facing in the pool stage of next season’s Heineken Cup. England and Ireland normally have six and three teams in the competition respectively. However, with Leinster winning the last Heineken ...

Gavin Henson handed another chance with Wales

Centre Gavin Henson has been given another chance to join the Welsh side for the up and coming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this September by being selected for Wale's next match against the Barbarians on Saturday. It has been two years since ...

Aviva Premiership rounds off with the grandest of Finales

The 28th May was a date marked in many a sports fan’s diary. It gave us the finals of both domestic rugby leagues and the football season came to an official close with the UEFA Champion’s league being played at Wembley. The only possible negative ...

Sales Sharks sign Leeds’ Hendre Fourie

Sales Sharks have come up trumps in the transfer window and persuaded England international Hendre Fourie to sign a deal for the Manchester side for an undisclosed fee. The South African born flanker had been linked with a possible move to both ...

Gavin Henson released by Toulon

French rugby club Toulon have chosen not to renew the centre's contract after the Welshman joined in February. The decision, claimed to be that of financial reasons by team manager Tom Whitford and not regarding his recent suspension for "off ...

Marco Wentzel signs for London Wasps

Leeds Carnegie lock Marco Wentzel has signed for London Wasps after the Yorkshire club were relegated last weekend. The 32 year old second rower from South Africa first came to England to play with Leicester Tigers for two years before joining ...

Gavin Henson – The rollercoaster journey of a Welsh Dragon

At 18 years of age, Gavin Lloyd Henson was one of the hottest prospects in world rugby. Not just Wales, the world. His humble background of Pencoed in Mid-Glamorgan gave him the grassroots story that everyone loves to get caught up in and quickly ...

Should more Championship teams be given the chance to play Premiership rugby?

Maybe one of the best features of the English Premier League is the amount of teams under threat from relegation. This system has worked well for some time now in football and many Championship supporters in rugby are calling for the same approach ...

Jacques Brunel named as Italy’s next head coach

Current Perpignan coach Jacques Brunel has been named by the FIR as the next head coach of the Italian side, taking over after current coach Nick Mallett's deal comes to an end after the 2011 World Cup to be held in New Zealand starting this ...

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