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November tour time for Canada & USA rugby: The Try and Tackle podcast

November tour time. The Rugby World Cup just a year away.

It’s all happening.

In the big picture, there’s also questions about what will happen with Super Rugby. 107 more words


GRANT NISBETT: preview the weekend’s finals and the All Blacks

SKY Sport commentator Grant Nisbett joins Brendan to preview the weekend’s provincial finals and the All Blacks’ northern tour.


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Sanzar Central

With the 2014 edition Rugby Championship behind us, and the end of your tours on the horizon, the spotlight has been cast onto the Northern Hemisphere competitions. 277 more words


Virtually all successful sport teams are built around the strength of the collective unit, squad depth. From the men on the park in the opening minutes, to their replacements who might only see two, and right down to those men who didn’t quite make the final cut, each and every player is as important as the next, for as the famous quote goes; you are only as strong as your weakest link. 897 more words

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Mature reaction from snubbed Cipriani

Snubbed fly-half Danny Cipriani says he will not change his habits despite being disappointed after being left out by England for November’s Tests.

The 26-year-old, who has performed well for the Sharks this season and also impressed as a replacement against New Zealand in June, was not included in Stuart Lancaster’s 33-man squad. 296 more words

Planet Rugby

Rokoduguni in, Ashton out for England

England have called up Bath winger and British Army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni for the November Tests, with Chris Ashton missing out.

Jonathan Joseph comes in for the injured Manu Tuilagi, while there is also a spot for Calum Clark in the forwards. 612 more words

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149. It's Not Easy Being Black

Only with the All Blacks would you kick the winning goal on Saturday night, and then on Monday be left out of the touring party. 316 more words