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THE NEED TO cut out mistakes is so ingrained into top-level rugby that it sounds strange when an Ireland captain gives his side some margin for error. Paul O’Connell said Ireland don’t need to be perfect against South Africa because the second row doesn’t think it’s possible to play a perfect game. Rather, he thinks […]

Thomas Frank has insisted that he has “unfinished business” at Brentford amid reports linking him with a move to Aston Villa. Steven Gerrard was sacked on Thursday night after Villa’s 3-0 loss against Fulham. This result leaves them languishing in 17th place. Frank has been mentioned as a potential replacement but he has been quick […]

WATCHING RHYS RUDDOCK in action last weekend against South Africa, one wouldn’t have guessed that he had last worn the seven shirt in 2012. A Pro12 meeting with Zebre was the 24-year-old’s most recent experience of starting at openside flanker for Leinster, while Saturday was his first outing in that role at senior international level. […]

Wales recall Jonathan Davies for New Zealand

January 13, 2023 | News | No Comments

JONATHAN DAVIES RETURNED from a shoulder injury on Tuesday as Wales coach Warren Gatland named a side showing nine changes from the team that struggled to see off Fiji last weekend for the clash with world champions New Zealand at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Davies, who has been out of action for three weeks, […]

GEORGE FORD IMPRESSED on his first Test start as England returned to winning ways with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday. The Bath fly-half kicked five out of seven goalkicks for a haul of 13 points. More significantly, Ford was also instrumental in creating two of England’s three tries, with wing Jonny […]

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s last-gasp winning goal saw Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to beat Marseille to finish top spot in Group D. Spurs looked to be heading for the Europa League after a poor first half in a hostile environment saw them fall behind to Chancel Mbemba’s powerful header. But a much-improved display after the restart saw […]