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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2016/17 - Aviva Premiership - Semi Finals / Results:





Exeter v Saracens - Match Report:
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/39938414

Wasps v Leicester - Match Report:
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/39938621

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NOTES:

OUTSTANDING RUGBY Applause

Terrific weekend of Semi Final rugby in the Aviva.

I'm leaning towards Exeter in the final. The Chiefs pack will provide the platform for their attack to flourish, & the defence will contain Wasps potent backline.

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2016/17 - Top 14 - Quarter Finals / Results:





Montpellier v Racing 92 - Match Report:
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/montpellier-vs-racing/81877

Toulonnaise v Castres - Match Report:
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/toulon-vs-castres/81876

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2016/17 - Guinness Pro12 - Semi Finals / Results:





Munster v Ospreys - Match Report:
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/39914449

Leinster v Scarlets - Match Report:
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/39914448

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(FINALS FIXTURES)

2016/17 - Aviva Premiership - FINAL:


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/match/ERUP3997887

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2016/17 - Guinness Pro12 - FINAL:


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/match/ERUP3997888

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2016/17 - Top 14 - SEMI FINALS:


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/top-14/fixtures
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2016/17 - World Rugby - HSBC Sevens Series (MENS) / Final Standings:





http://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/standings

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(2016/17 - Series Champions / South Africa)


Blitzboks officially crowned World Rugby Sevens Series champions

http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Sevens/blitzboks-officially-crowned-world-rugby-sevens-series-champions-20170521

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Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team was crowned HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions in London on Sunday night, as the 2016/17 series concluded with the final and tenth tournament of the World Series, the HSBC London Sevens played at Twickenham Stadium. Scotland beat England 12-7 in the final, but it remained a special day for South African rugby.


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Congratulations Applause


(TOP 5 - 1. South Africa / 2. England / 3. Fiji / 4. New Zealand / 5. United States)

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Rugby Sevens (MENS) - News:

Dates confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017-18

http://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/news/249755?lang=en

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World Rugby has announced the dates for the 10 rounds of the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in 2017-18.

The schedule sees one change from last season as Hamilton takes over from Wellington as the destination of the New Zealand Sevens, the third round of the series, in February.

Next season will also see room in the schedule to accommodate the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, which takes place between the Hong Kong and Singapore rounds.

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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017-18 Dates:

Dubai: 1-2 December, [2017]

Capetown: 9-10 December

Sydney: 26-28 January, [2018]

Hamilton: 3-4 February

Las Vegas: 2-4 March

Vancouver: 10-11 March

Hong Kong: 6-8 April

(Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast: 14-15 April)

Singapore: 28-29 April

Paris:
26-27 May

London: 2-3 June

(Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, San Francisco: 20-22 July)


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2017 - British & Irish Lions / News:



Billy Vunipola ruled out of British and Irish Lions tour with shoulder injury

http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/16057/10888148/billy-vunipola-ruled-out-of-british-and-irish-lions-tour-with-shoulder-injury

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Billy Vunipola has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand because of a shoulder injury.

The Saracens No 8 has been managing the injury but it now requires further medical treatment.

Wasps back row James Haskell has been called up as Vunipola's replacement and he will join up with the squad after next week's Aviva Premiership final.


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(NOTES)

Huge loss for the B&I Lions. Vunipola has the ability to dominate games when starting, or provide enormous impact off the bench with his X-Factor.

Haskell is a nice replacement when on form, but lately he has been below his best. Hopefully he'll recover that form when he pulls on the red jersey?
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2016/17 - Aviva Premiership - FINAL RESULT:



Premiership final: Wasps 20-23 Exeter Chiefs

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40018239

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Exeter held firm to edge past Wasps in extra time and win their first ever Premiership title in a classic final.


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(Final Score)


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/english-premiership/results

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(Final Thoughts)

Brilliant final, perhaps the best ever? Certainly the best game of rugby so far in 2017. A match that literally had a little bit of everything.

Exeter, well deserved champions after prevailing in extra-time to claim their maiden title. Wasps came within a whisker of claiming the trophy for themselves, but ultimately came up a little short.

All in all, just a terrific spectacle for both the rugby purist & causal fan alike.

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2016/17 - Guinness Pro12 - FINAL RESULT:



Pro12 final: Munster 22-46 Scarlets

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40056082

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Scarlets won the Pro12 title for the first time since 2004 as they produced a brilliant display to defeat Munster in the Dublin decider.


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(Final Score)


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/pro12/results

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(Final Thoughts)

The Pro12 final was the very definition of anticlimactic, particularly when compared to the brilliance of the Aviva final earlier in the day.

On a positive note, Scarlets masterclass of attacking rugby was well worth the price of admission. The Welsh side blew a disappointing Munster outfit completely off the park in the first half. In the second half they continued their domination to claim the overall honours.

Well done to the Turks. Deserving champions.

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2017/18 - Aviva Premiership - Promotion / NEWS:



London Irish beat Yorkshire Carnegie for Premiership promotion

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id/19455150/london-irish-return-aviva-premiership-84-66-aggregate-win-yorkshire-carnegie

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London Irish secured an instant return to the Aviva Premiership as they beat Yorkshire Carnegie 55-48 in an enthralling encounter at the Madejski Stadium.

Leading 29-18 following last week's Championship final first-leg win at Headingley, Irish completed the job in style in front of their own fans to banish the memories of last season's relegation with an 84-66 aggregate victory.


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2016/17 - Top 14 - Semi Finals / Results:





Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92 - Match Report:
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/clermont-vs-racing/81955

Atlantique Stade Rochelais v Toulonnaise - Match Report:
http://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/la-rochelle-vs-toulon/81954

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(Quick Note)

Clermont v Racing Semi-final: Exciting, fast-paced game with plenty of big hits. But perhaps one of the worst games, I've ever seen the great Dan Carter play.

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2016/17 - Top 14 - FINAL:



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/top-14/fixtures

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2016/17 - Top 14 - FINAL RESULT:



Clermont seal second Top 14 title after 14 attempts with win over Toulon

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/report?gameId=290423&league=270559

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It was a fitting result given Clermont's consistency throughout the season. Not only had they got to the European final but, with the exception of after round 24, they'd also been in the first two places in the Top 14's league phase from the first weekend in September to its end in May.


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(Final Score)


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2017/18 - Top 14 - Promotion / NEWS:



Oyonnax Win Promotion to Top 14

http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2017/04/28/oyonnax-win-promotion-top-14/

Quote:
Oyonnax are back in the Top 14. The Haut-Bugey club officially finished at the peak of the Pro D2, doing so with a round to spear. Oyonnax defeated Perpignan 19-9 on Thursday but it was Agen’s loss this evening that saw the club over the finish line.


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2017 - June - International Test Window / News:



Inexperienced England made to work by entertaining Barbarians

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id/19484178/inexperienced-england-beat-barbarians-twickenham

Quote:
England triumphed in their final workout before next month's Argentina tour -- but not before the Barbarians gave them a thorough examination at Twickenham.


(Final Score)


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/international-match/results
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2017 - British & Irish Lions / Complete Fixture List: ~ [Tour of New Zealand / June 3 - July 8]



(Times Listed Are British Summer Time - BST)



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/fixtures
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2017 - British & Irish Lions - (Non-Test Tour Games) / Team Announcements / Fixtures & Results: ~ [Tour of New Zealand / June 3 - July 8]



2017 - British & Irish Lions v Provincial Barbarians / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #1 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions: New Zealand tour starts with Provincial Barbarians game

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40129657

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Date: 3 June Time: 08:35 BST Venue: Toll Stadium, Whangarei

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(Teams)

Provincial Barbarians XV: L Laulala; S Vaka, I Finau, D Sweeney, S Reece, B Gatland, J Stratton, A Ross, S Anderson-Heather (captain), O Jager, J Goodhue, K Mewett, J Tucker, L Boshier, M Dunshea.

Replacements: A Makalio, T Fahamokioa, M Renata, M Matich, P Rowe, R Judd, J Lowe, J Ngaluafe.

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British and Irish Lions XV: S Hogg; A Watson, J Joseph, B Te'o, T Seymour; J Sexton, G Laidlaw; J Marler, R Best, K Sinckler, AW Jones, I Henderson, R Moriarty, S Warburton (captain), T Faletau.

Replacements: J George, M Vunipola, T Furlong, G Kruis, J Tipuric, R Webb, O Farrell, E Daly.


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #1:




http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions beat Provincial Barbarians 13-7 in tour opener

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40129657

Quote:
The British and Irish Lions started their tour of New Zealand with a nervy victory over the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei.

The first of the Lions' 10 fixtures was expected to be the most straightforward, against a side made up of fringe players from Super Rugby.

But the visitors were put to the test throughout and had to come from behind to secure the win after a scrappy performance.


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(NOTE)

Extremely poor opening performance from the Lions against a semi-pro team of journeymen. Dramatic improvement will be needed when the Lions face Super Rugby side the Blues on Wednesday(NZST) to avoid similar embarrassment. It will be beneficial for the Lions to have some form & momentum heading into the first Test (June 24).

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2017 - British & Irish Lions v Blues / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #2 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions gameplan 'in infancy' as tourists prepare for Blues encounter

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40169906

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Date: 7 June Time: 08:35 BST Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

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(Teams)

Blues XV: Michael Collins, Matt Duffie, George Moala, Sonny Bill Williams Rieko Ioane, Stephen Perofeta, Augustine Pulu; Ofa Tu'ungafasi, James Parsons (captain), Charlie Faumuina, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Scott Scrafton, Akira Ioane, Blake Gibson, Steven Luatua.

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Alex Hodgman, Sione Mafileo, Patrick Tuipulotu, Kara Pryor, Sam Nock, Ihaia West, TJ Faiane.

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Lions XV: Leigh Halfpenny; Jack Nowell, Jared Payne, Robbie Henshaw, Elliot Daly; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Jack McGrath, Ken Owens (captain), Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell, Justin Tipuric, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rory Best, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Iain Henderson, Peter O'Mahony, Grieg Laidlaw, Johnny Sexton, Liam Williams


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #2:



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40169906

Quote:
The British and Irish Lions suffered the first defeat of their 2017 tour of New Zealand after a dazzling late Ihaia West try gave the Blues victory.


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(NOTE)


The dreadful start to the Lions tour of New Zealand continues with a loss to the Blues. And, while the Lions forwards were much improved, even dominant (With the exception of the costly final line-out throw). The backline play remains relatively pedestrian & toothless.

Fears of Gatland's conservative influence are starting to ring true. The Lions will need to increase the tempo of their play & find ways to produce more tries, if they are to compete with New Zealand in 3 weeks time.

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2017 - British & Irish Lions v Crusaders / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #3 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions take on Crusaders with Farrell and Kruis handed starts

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40220328

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Date: 10 June Time: 08:35 BST Venue: AMI Stadium

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(Teams)

Lions XV: S Hogg; G North, J Davies; B Te'o, L Williams; O Farrell; C Murray; M Vunipola, J George, T Furlong; AW Jones (captain), G Kruis; P O'Mahony, S O'Brien, T Faletau

Replacements: K Owens, J McGrath, D Cole, M Itoje, CJ Stander, R Webb, J Sexton, A Watson

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Crusaders XV: I Dagg, S Tamanivalu, J Goodhue, D Havili, G Bridge, R Mo'unga, B Hall, J Moody, C Taylor, O Franks, L Romano, S Whitelock (captain), H Bedwell-Curtis, M Todd, J Taufua.

Replacements: B Funnell, W Crockett, M Alaalatoa, Q Strange, J Brown, M Drummond, M Hunt, T Bateman.


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #3:



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions beat Crusaders 12-3 to win second tour match

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40220328

Quote:
The British and Irish Lions shut down the free-scoring Crusaders to make it two victories from three matches on their tour of New Zealand.

Coach Warren Gatland started arguably his strongest team so far and it was a much improved performance against Super Rugby's in-form outfit in a 12-3 win.


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(NOTE)

The Lions get their tour back on track with a dominant all-round performance against the Crusaders. If the Lions clean up the handling issues, & improve their finishing in the next game, they'll be in a good position heading into the Test Series against New Zealand.

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2017 - British & Irish Lions v Highlanders / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #4 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions: Tourists need to press their Test claims against Highlanders


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40251270

Quote:
Kick-off: Tuesday, 13 June, 08:35 BST Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

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(Teams)

Lions XV: Payne; Nowell; Joseph, Henshaw; Seymour; Biggar, Webb; Marler, Best, Sinckler; Lawes, Henderson; Haskell, Warburton (captain), Stander.

Replacements: Owens, McGrath, Cole, Jones, Tipuric, Laidlaw, Farrell, Daly.

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Highlanders XV: Buckman; Naholo, Fekitoa, Walden, Li; Sopoaga, Hammington; Lienert-Brown, Coltman, Tokolahi; Ainley, Hemopo; Hunt, Evans, Whitelock (captain).

Replacements: Pleasants-Tate, Seiuli, Halanukonuka, Dickson, Lentjes, Renton, Banks, Osborne.


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #4:




http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions beaten 23-22 by Highlanders in Dunedin

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40251270

Quote:
Elliot Daly's late attempt at a 57-metre match-winning penalty fell just short as the British and Irish Lions lost narrowly to the Highlanders.

Second-half tries from returning captain Sam Warburton and Tommy Seymour looked to have put the Lions in control, before the hosts responded.

Owen Farrell dragged a Lions penalty wide before Marty Banks landed what proved the decisive kick in Dunedin.

It was a second loss in four games for Warren Gatland's side in New Zealand.


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(NOTE)

Best game of the tour, an absolutely brilliant 80 minutes of rugby. The Lions will be disappointed with the final result, but overall they played well, & matched tempo with the New Zealanders.

The focus now for the Lions is to lower their error rate, & cut down on penalties conceded. If they can do that over the next two lead-up games? They'll be battle tested, & in with a real chance in first Test Match.

From the neutral perspective, rugby doesn't get any better than that. Hats off to both teams for putting on a show. The physicality & intensity from the two sides was truly a sight to behold, real body on the line stuff...



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2017 - British & Irish Lions v New Zealand - Maori All Blacks / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #5 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions: Owen Farrell injured, Johnny Sexton starts v Maori All Blacks

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40279530

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Date: Saturday, 17 June Time: 08:35 BST Venue: Rotorua International Stadium

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(Teams)

Maori All Blacks XV: J Lowe; N Milner-Skudder, M Proctor, C Ngatai, R Ioane; D McKenzie, T Kerr-Barlow; K Hames, A Dixon (captain), B May, J Wheeler, T Franklin, A Ioane, E Dixon, L Messam.

Replacements: H Elliot, C Eves, M Renata, L Price, K Pryor, B Hall, I West, R Thompson.

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Lions XV: L Halfpenny (Wales); A Watson (England), J Davies (Wales), B Te'o (England), G North (Wales); J Sexton, C Murray (both Ireland); M Vunipola, J George (both England), T Furlong (Ireland), M Itoje, G Kruis (both England), P O'Mahony (captain, Ireland), S O'Brien (Ireland), T Faletau (Wales).

Replacements: K Owens (Wales), J McGrath (Ireland), K Sinckler (England), I Henderson (Ireland), S Warburton (Wales), G Laidlaw (Scotland), D Biggar (Wales), E Daly (England).


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #5:




http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions power to win against the Maori All Blacks

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40299129

Quote:
The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions in Rotorua.

Leigh Halfpenny - who landed 20 points in all - kicked them into a 15-10 half-time lead, with Liam Messam crossing for the hosts' try.

The Lions forwards dominated the second half and they earned a penalty try when they took the Maori apart at a scrum.


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(NOTE)

While the Lions strongest starting forward pack put in another powerful display. The backline once again failed to answer questions concerning their ability to create & finish opportunities.

Considering the New Zealand national team overcame rustiness which plagued them in the first 20 minutes of their match against Samoa, to runaway eventual winners 78-0. One wonders if the Lions have enough points in them to defeat the force that is New Zealand rugby?

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2017 - British & Irish Lions v Chiefs / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #6 - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions: Elliot Daly & Liam Williams start v the Chiefs

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40323857

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Venue: FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton Date: Tuesday, 20 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST

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(Teams)

Chiefs XV: S Stevenson; T Pulu, T Nanai-Williams, J Fa'auli, S Alaimalo; S Donald (captain), F Christie, S Fisiihoi, L Polwart, N Laulala, D Bird, M Allardice, M Brown, L Boshier, T Sanders.

Replacements: H Elliot, A Ross, A Moli, L Messam, M Karpik, J Taumateine, L Laulala, C Tiatia.

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Lions XV: L Williams (Wales); J Nowell (England), J Payne (Ireland), R Henshaw (Ireland), E Daly (England); D Biggar (Wales), G Laidlaw (Scotland); J Marler (England), R Best (captain / Ireland), D Cole (England), I Henderson (Ireland), C Lawes (England), J Haskell (England), J Tipuric (Wales), C Stander (Ireland).

Replacements: K Dacey (Wales), A Dell (Scotland), T Francis (Wales), C Hill (Wales), AW Jones (Wales), G Davies (Wales), F Russell (Scotland), T Seymour (Scotland).



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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #6:



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions beat Chiefs in final All Blacks warm-up

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40323857

Quote:
Jack Nowell scored two tries as the British and Irish Lions' preparations for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand continued with a convincing win against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The England wing crossed in either half as Warren Gatland's midweek side enjoyed a 28-point victory on Tuesday.


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(NOTE)

The Lions backline finally started to click, producing some scintillating tries. Promising signs ahead of the first Test.

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2017 - British & Irish Lions v Hurricanes / Team Announcements / Fixture: (Game #7 {FINAL - Non-Test - Tour Game} - NZ Tour)

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40396311

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Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Date: Tuesday, 27 June Kick-off: 08:35 BST

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(Teams)

Hurricanes XV: Jordie Barrett, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Otere Black, Te Toiroa-Tahuriorangi, Ben May, Ricky Ricitelli, Jeffrey To'omaga-Allen, Mark Abbott, Sam Lousi, Vaea Fifita, Callum Gibbins, Brad Shields (captain).

Replacements: Leni Apisai, Chris Eves, Mike Kainga, James Blackwell, Reed Prinsep, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Wes Goosen, Cory Jane.

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British and Irish Lions XV: Jack Nowell (England), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), George North (Wales), Dan Biggar (Wales), Greig Laidlaw (Scotland), Joe Marler (England), Rory Best (Ireland, captain), Dan Cole (England), Iain Henderson (Ireland), Courtney Lawes (England), James Haskell (England), Justin Tipuric (Wales), CJ Stander (Ireland).

Replacements: Kristian Dacey (Wales), Alan Dell (Scotland), Tomas Francis (Wales), Cory Hill (Wales), George Kruis (England), Gareth Davies (Wales), Finn Russell (Scotland), Jared Payne (Ireland).


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2017 - B&I Lions / Result - Game #7 (FINAL - Non-Test - Tour Game):



http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/british-irish-lions/results

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British and Irish Lions draw with Hurricanes in final midweek game

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/40403261

Quote:
Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly as the Hurricanes clawed back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington. The lock, who along with Courtney Lawes was otherwise impressive, was sin-binned after 65 minutes for a dangerous clear-out on Jordie Barrett.

A Tommy Seymour double and George North try had put the Lions in control, but down to 14 men they shipped two tries.

Dan Biggar's late long-range drop-goal to win fell under the bar.


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(NOTE)

Another brilliant game of rugby on this NZ tour. Well done, both teams.

I don't usually enjoy draws, but the rugby played was of a very high standard. Saturday's test-match will have a lot to live up to.


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2017 - June International Test Window / Fixtures & Results:

(Fixtures)


http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/international-match/fixtures

(All Times / BST)

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(Results)



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(Notes)

- The All Blacks made a powerful statement in their opening game of the season. The New Zealand attacking game may very well be the greatest ever witnesses in the code's history.

- England continue to impress, wrapping up their tour of Argentina 2-0. English rugby is developing some serious depth.

- Scotland's rise continues with a well-composed win over Australia in Sydney.

- South Africa have looked like the Springboks of old in their series against France. Hopefully this is the early signs of a return to power for South African rugby.

- Fiji pick up a hard fought victory over Italy, in the dying moments of their match in Suva. Outstanding effort.

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(Notes)

- Fantastic back to back results for Fiji.

- South Africa complete the sweep (3-0). Encouraging signs heading into the Rugby Championship. A strong South Africa is good for rugby.


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http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/international-match/results


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June - 2017 / Test Squads: ~ (World Rugby - Top 5)

(New Zealand / Rank 1)

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(Team for Samoa / 2017 - B&I Lions Series)

Quote:
Forwards

Kieran Read (captain), Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Jerome Kaino, Liam Squire, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Joe Moody, Wyatt Crockett, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Nathan Harris.

Backs

Ben Smith, Jordie Barrett, Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Julian Savea, Rieko Ioane, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Ngani Laumape, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Cruden, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, TJ Perenara, Tawera Kerr-Barlow.

On standby

Jack Goodhue, Akira Ioane, Matt Todd, Vaea Fifita, Liam Coltman.


http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id/19573603/all-blacks-name-strong-squad-british-irish-lions-series

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(England / Rank 2)

Quote:
Forwards

Will Collier (Harlequins, uncapped), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 3 caps), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap), Dylan Hartley – captain (Northampton Saints, 84 caps), James Haskell (Wasps, 75 caps), Paul Hill (Northampton Saints, 5 caps), Nathan Hughes (Wasps, 8 caps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, uncapped), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 42 caps), Matt Mullan (Wasps, 15 caps), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, 55 caps), Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby, uncapped), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Tom Wood (Northampton Saints, 50 caps).

Backs

Mike Brown – vice-captain (Harlequins, 60 caps), Danny Care – vice captain (Harlequins, 71 caps), Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish, uncapped), Nathan Earle (Saracens, uncapped), George Ford – vice captain (Bath Rugby, 35 caps), Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints, uncapped), Sam James (Sale Sharks, uncapped), Alex Lozowski (Saracens, uncapped), Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints, uncapped), Joe Marchant (Harlequins, uncapped), Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped), Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 25 caps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 4 caps), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks, uncapped).


http://www.englandrugby.com/news/england-name-squad-for-argentina-tour/

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(Australia / Rank 3)

Quote:
Forwards

Allan Alaalatoa, (9 Tests, ACT Brumbies), Rory Arnold, (9 Tests, ACT Brumbies), Adam Coleman, (9 Tests, Western Force), Sam Carter, (13 Tests, ACT Brumbies), Jack Dempsey (*, NSW Waratahs), Ned Hanigan (*, NSW Waratahs), Richard Hardwick (*, Western Force), Scott Higginbotham, (32 Tests, Queensland Reds), Michael Hooper, (65 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Sekope Kepu, (77 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Tolu Latu, (4 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Stephen Moore (c), (117 Tests, Queensland Reds), Tatafu Polota-Nau, (68 Tests, Western Force), Tom Robertson, (7 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Scott Sio, (30 Tests, ACT Brumbies), Toby Smith, (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels), Lopeti Timani, (6 Tests, Melbourne Rebels), Lukhan Tui (*, Queensland Reds)

Backs

Quade Cooper, (67 Tests, Queensland Reds), Israel Folau, (52 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Bernard Foley, (42 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Will Genia, (75 Tests, Stade Francais), Kyle Godwin, (1 Test, ACT Brumbies), Dane Haylett-Petty, (14 Tests, Western Force), Reece Hodge, (10 Tests, Melbourne Rebels), Karmichael Hunt (*, Queensland Reds), Samu Kerevi, (8 Tests, Queensland Reds), Marika Koroibete (*, Melbourne Rebels), Tevita Kuridrani, (45 Tests, ACT Brumbies), Eto Nabuli (*, Queensland Reds), Sefa Naivalu, (6 Tests, Melbourne Rebels), Nick Phipps, (52 Tests, NSW Waratahs), Joe Powell (*, ACT Brumbies), Henry Speight, (11 Tests, ACT Brumbies),

*denotes uncapped player


http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/wallabies-coach-michael-cheika-reveals-squad-on-kick-and-chase/news-story/45e1d0abacbaeb249869077221aba853

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(Update)

Rob Horne, Jake Gordon join Wallabies' squad as injury replacement

http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id/19530313/rob-horne-jake-gordon-join-wallabies-squad-injury-replacement

Quote:
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has given a reprieve to Europe-bound centre Rob Horne, calling him in for the injured Queensland Reds skipper Samu Kerevi in the June Test squad.

Halfback Nick Phipps, who also has an ankle injury, will be replaced by NSW Waratahs teammate Jake Gordon who becomes the ninth uncapped player in the squad.


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(Ireland / Rank 4)

Quote:
Forwards (17)

Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps, Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 1 cap, Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 67 caps, Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) *, Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 17 caps, Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps, Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster) 12 caps, Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 1 cap, Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) *, Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 13 caps, James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) * , John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 6 caps, Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 4 caps, Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 47 caps, James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps, Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) *, Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps

Backs (14)

Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 3 caps, Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 1 cap,John Cooney (Connacht) *, Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 59 caps, Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 23 caps, Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 13 caps, Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster) 9 caps, Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap, Tiernan O'Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 3 caps, Rory O'Loughlin (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *, Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps, Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) * , Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) *, Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 33 caps

* Denotes uncapped player at international level


http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/39775.php#.WTuMomh95hE

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(Scotland / Rank 5)

Quote:
Forwards

Props: Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell, (Edinburgh Rugby), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby), D’Arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors), Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors); Hookers: Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), George Turner (Edinburgh Rugby); Locks: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Richie Gray (Toulouse), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby); Back row: John Barclay (Scarlets – captain), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby), John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors).

Backs

Back three: Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby), Ruaridh Jackson (Harlequins), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Tim Visser (Harlequins); Centres: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Gloucester), Duncan Taylor (Saracens); Fly-halves: Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors); Scrum-halves: Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos (both Glasgow Warriors), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh)


http://www.scotlandrugbynews.com/2017/05/gregor-townsend-announces-first-scotland-squad-for-summer-tour/

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(Updates)

Scotland: Rory Hughes and Greig Tonks replace injured Sean Maitland

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/39963961

Quote:
Backs Rory Hughes and Greig Tonks have joined Scotland's summer tour squad after Sean Maitland was ruled out through injury.

Maitland injured his ankle ligaments in Saracens' Aviva Premiership loss to Wasps on Saturday 6 May.


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Edinburgh Rugby’s Lewis Carmichael added to Scotland tour

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby-union/edinburgh-rugby-s-lewis-carmichael-added-to-scotland-tour-1-4471020

Quote:
Edinburgh Rugby’s Lewis Carmichael has been called up to train with the Scotland squad on the national team’s summer tour of Singapore, Australia and Fiji. The 22-year-old lock forward has joined up with the squad from Australian side Western Force where he’s been on a short-term loan as part of a development agreement that began in March.


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(Teams Outside the Top 5)

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[France / Rank 6]

Quote:
Forwards: Uini Atonio, Eddy Ben Arous, Yacouba Camara, Camille Chat, Xavier Chiocci, Loann Goujon, Kevin Gourdon, Guilhem Guirado, Arthur Iturria, Anthony Jelonch, Julien Le Devedec, Bernard Le Roux, Clermont Maynadier, Yoann Maestri, Louis Picamoles, Rabah Slimani, Romain Taofifenua, Jefferson Poirot.

Backs: Henry Chavancy, Jonathan Danty, Jean Marc Doussain, Nans Ducuing, Brice Dulin, Antoine Dupont, Gael Fickou, Yoann Huget, Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud, Damian Penaud, Jules Plisson, Vincent Rattez, Baptiste Serin, Scott Spedding, Virimi Vakatawa.


http://www.espn.com.au/rugby/story/_/id/19488722/france-rugby-recall-stade-francais-jules-plisson-squad-springboks-tests-announced

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[South Africa / Rank 7]

Quote:
Forwards: - Lood de Jager (lock)‚ Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock)‚ Ruan Dreyer (prop)‚ Eben Etzebeth (lock)‚ Steven Kitshoff (prop)‚ Siya Kolisi (flank)‚ Jaco Kriel (loose forward)‚ Frans Malherbe (prop)‚ Malcolm Marx (hooker)‚ Bongi Mbonambi (hooker)‚ Oupa Mohoje (loose forward)‚ Franco Mostert (lock)‚ Tendai Mtawarira (prop)‚ Lizo Gqoboka (prop)‚ Coenie Oosthuizen (prop)‚ Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker)‚ Duane Vermeulen (loose forward)‚ Warren Whiteley (captain‚ loose forward).

Backs: Lukhanyo Am (centre)‚ Andries Coetzee (fullback)‚ Ross Cronjé (scrumhalf)‚ Damian de Allende (centre)‚ Francois Hougaard (scrumhalf)‚ Elton Jantjies (flyhalf)‚ Jesse Kriel (centre)‚ Dillyn Leyds (wing/utility back)‚ Rudy Paige (scrumhalf)‚ Raymond Rhule (wing)‚ Jan Serfontein (centre)‚ Courtnall Skosan (wing)‚ Frans Steyn (flyhalf/centre).


http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/rugby/2017/05/23/ANALYSIS-Allister-Coetzee-hits-the-reset-button-on-the-Springboks1

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[Wales / Rank 8]

Quote:
Forwards: Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Seb Davies (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Elias (Scarlets), Rob Evans (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Ollie Griffiths (Newport Gwent Dragons), Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons), Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), James King (Ospreys), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Rory Thornton (Ospreys), Thomas Young (Wasps).

Backs: Cory Allen (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Sam Davies (Ospreys), Steff Evans (Scarlets), Keelan Giles (Ospreys), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (captain, Harlequins), Owen Williams (Leicester Tigers), Rhun Williams (Cardiff Blues), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues).


http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/38768.php#.WT089Gh95hE

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[Argentina / Rank 9]

Quote:
FORWARDS
Matías Alemanno, Felipe Arregui, Rodrigo Báez, Agustín Creevy (Capt.), Santiago García Botta, Ramiro Herrera, Tomás Lavanini, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Tomás Lezana, Benjamín Macome, Pablo Matera, Julián Montoya, Lucas Noguera Paz, Javier Ortega Desio, Guido Petti, Enrique Pieretto, Leonardo Senatore, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro

BACKS
Gonzalo Bertranou, Emiliano Boffelli, Santiago Cordero, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Bautista Ezcurra, Santiago González Iglesias, Juan Martín Hernández, Martín Landajo, Manuel Montero, Matías Moroni, Ramiro Moyano, Matías Orlando, Nicolás Sánchez, Joaquín Tuculet


http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2017/05/29/uncapped-players-named-argentina-roster-england-georgia/

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[Fiji / Rank 10]

Quote:
Campese Ma’afu, Peni Ravai, Joeli Veitayaki, Manasa Saulo, Leeroy Atalifo, Kalivati Tawake, Sunia Koto, Jale Sassen, Tuapati Talemaitoga, Leone Nakarawa, Tevita Cavubati, Api Ratuniyarawa, Sikeli Nabou, Naulia Dawai, Viliame Mata, Nemani Nagusa, Akapusi Qera, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato, Nikola Matawalu,

Serupepeli Vularika, Henry Seniloli, Ben Volavola, Levani Botia, Jale Vatubua, Eroni Vasiteri, Albert Vulivuli, Vereniki Goneva, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Josua Tuisova, Nemani Nadolo, Patrick Osborne, Timoci Nagusa, Metuisela Talebula, Kini Murimurivalu


http://www.fijirugby.com/latest-news/vodafone-flying-fijians-squad-for-2017-june-tests/

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[Japan / Rank 11]

Quote:
Forwards: Takuma Asahara, Taiyo Ando, Shoji Ito, Keita Inagaki, Kazuhiko Usami, Hitoshi Ono, Shinnosuke Kakinaga, Takeshi Kizu, Shokei Kin, Jiwon Koo, Naohiro Kotaki, Hendrik Tui, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Yoshiya Hosoda, Ryu Koliniasi Holani, Kyosuke Horie, Shota Horie, Amanaki Lelei Mafi, Masataka Mikami, Futoshi Mori, Kotaro Yatabe, Hiroki Yamamoto, Michael Leitch

Backs: Keisuke Uchida, Kosei Ono, Kentaro Kodama, Ayumu Goromaru, Male Sau, Hosea Saumaki, Yasutaka Sasakura, Kaito Shigeno, Harumichi Tatekawa, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yu Tamura, Ryoto Nakamura, Ryuji Noguchi, Mifi Poseti Paea, Karne Hesketh, Tim Bennetts, Kotaro Matsushima, Rikiya Matsuda, Hajime [inappropriate/removed], Ryohei Yamanaka


http://www.planetrugby.com/news/japan-name-43-man-squad-for-june-tests/

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[Georgia / Rank 12]

Quote:

Forwards: Anton Peikrishvili (Cardiff Blues), Tornike Mataradze (Lyon), Mikheil Nariashvili (Montpelier), Jaba Bregvadze (Worcester Warriors), Shalva Mamukashvili (Toulon), Badri Alkhazashvili (Toulon), Soso Bekoshvili (Brive), Irakli Mirtskhulava (Oyonax), Karlen Asieshvili (Brive), Levan Chilachava (Toulon), Giorgi Chkhaidze (Domon), Kote Mikautadze (Montpelier), Giorgi Nemsadze (Bristol), Nodar Cheishvili (Lelo Saracens), Otar Giorgadze (Clermont), Beka Bitsadze (Chanbery), Mikheil Gachechiladze (Enisei), Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Batumi), Lasha Lomidze (London Irish), Vito Kolelishvili (Clermont), Giorgi Tsitskiridze (Brive)

Backs: Vasil Lobzhanidze (Brive), Giorgi Begadze (Kochebi), Vazha Khutsishvili (Locomotive), Lasha Malaghiradze (Krasny Yar), Lasha Khmaladze (Lelos Saracens), Rezi Jinchvelashvili (Bagrati), David Kacharava (Enisei), Tamaz Mchedlidze (Agen), Merab Sharikadze (Aurillac), Giorgi Koshadze (Kharebi), Sandro Todua (Lelo Saracens), Soso Matiashvili (Academia), Giorgi Pruidze (Bagrati), Merab Kvirikashvili (Lelos Saracens), Beka Tsiklauri (Locomotive)


http://www.planetrugby.com/news/georgia-name-training-squad-for-june-tests/

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[Tonga / Rank 13]

Quote:
Ben Tameifuna (Racing 92), Latu Talakai (Waikato), Siegfried Fisi'ihoi (Waikato), Sila Puafisi (CS Brive), Siua Halanukonuka (Highlanders), Sione Lea (Taranaki), Paula Ngauamo (Mont De Marsan), Suliasi Taufalele (Counties Manukau), Dan Faleafa (SC ALBI), Leva Fifita (Waikato), Steve Mafi (Castres), Jack Ram (Doncaster Knights), Michael Faleafa (Northland), Nili Latu (Newcastle Falcons),Sione Tau (Agen), Valentino Mapapalangi (Leicester Tigers), Leon Fukofuka (Crusaders), Sonatane Takulua Lapaha (Newcastle Falcons),

Kali Hala Counties (Manukau), Latiume Fosita (Auckland), Siale Piutau (Bristol), Tevita Taufui (Waikato), Viliami Tahitua (Yamaha), 'Atieli Pakalani (Southern Districts), Cooper Vuna (Worcester Warriors), David Halaifonua (Gloucester), Nafi Tu'itavake (Northampton Saints), Kiti Taimani Vaini (Grammar TEC),

Extended Training Squad:

Sione Lolohea (Sila Pelu Ua), Phil Kite (Brisbane NRC), Harrison Mataele (North Harbour), Otenili Moala (Waikato), Vainanuma Manu (Marist Apifo'ou), Sefo Ma'ake (Havelu Bulldogs), Tuihakavalu Ika (Toloa Old Boys)


https://www.ultimaterugby.com/news/tonga-confirm-their-squad-for-june-internationals/572619

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[Samoa / Rank 14]

Quote:
Forwards
Census Johnston (Racing 92, FRA) – Lalomanu, Falevao, Paul Alo-Emile (Stade Francais, FRA) – Leulumoega Tuai/Fasito’oTai/Falefa, Viliamu Afatia (Racing 92, FRA) – Vaiala, Saoluafata, Nephi Leatigaga (Piacenza, ITA) – Salelologa, Siumu, Hisa Sasagi (Otago, NZ) – Malie, Vaisala, Bronson Fotualii-Tauakipulu (Northshore, NZ) – Faleapuna, Maatulimanu Leiataua (Bayonne, FRA) – Manono, Safune, Elia Elia (Harlequins, UK) – Salelesi, Afega, Seilala Lam (Nevers, FRA) – Gaitaivai, Malie, Taga, Faatiga Lemalu (Saracens, UK) – Faleasiu, Lefaga, Chris Vui (Bristol, UK) – Foailuga, Lano, Saasaai, Masalosalo Tutaia (Pau, FRA) – Nofoalii, Matautu Lefaga, Taiasina Tuifua (Lyon, FRA) – Lauli’I, Sili, Piula Faasalele (Toulouse, FRA) – Magiagi, Nofoalii, Jack Lam (Bristol, UK) – Gaitaivai, Malie, Taga, Alafoti Faosiliva (Worcester, UK) – Afega, Tuanai, Faalemiga Selesele (Hawkes Bay, NZ) – Moataa, Satupaitea, Saleleloga, Faifili Levave (Mitsubishi, JPN) – Lalomanu, Fasitoo-Uta, Vavae Tuilagi (Carcassonne, FRA) – Fatausi, Fogapoa, Lalomalava, Kelly Meafua (West Harbour, AUST) – Lalomauga,

Backs
Kahn Fotualii (Bath, UK) – Faleapuna, Auvasa Faleali’i (Nevers, FRA) – Letogo, Gagaifo, Dwayne Polataivao (Northcote, NZ) – Lefagaoalii, Nofoalii,
Tusiata Pisi (Bristol, UK) – Lefaga, Safaatoa, Toamua, D’Angelo Leuila (Papatoetoe, NZ) – Gataivai, Fagalii, Reynold Lee Lo (Cardiff Blues, WLS) – Vailima, Magiagi, Satoalepai, Kieron Fonotia (Ospreys, WLS) – Apia, Alapati Leiua (Bristol, UK) – Malie, Henry Taefu (Queensland Reds, AUST) – Siufaga, Samatau Falelatai, Tila Mealoi (Apia, Aleipata, SAM) – Lalomanu Aleipata, David Lemi (Bristol, UK) – Captain – Iva, Levi, Albert Nikoro (West Scarborough, AUST) – Vaiala, Vaiusu, Tim Nanai Williams (Chiefs, NZ) – Manono, Falelatai,
Ahsee Tuala (Northampton, UK) – Moamoa, Gataivai, Ken Pisi (Northampton, UK) – Lefaga, Safaatoa, Toamua,


http://pacificguardians.org/blog/2017/05/30/former-crusaders-in-manu-samoa-squad-to-face-all-blacks/

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[Italy / Rank 15]

Quote:
Props

Pietro Ceccarelli (Zebre Rugby, 7 Caps), Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby, 14 Caps)*, Simone Ferrari (Benetton Treviso, 2 Caps), Sami Panico (Patarò Calvisano, 10 Caps)*, Tiziano Pasquali (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped),

Hookers

Luca Bigi (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped), Ornel Gega (Benetton Treviso, 12 Caps), Luhandre Luus (Patarò Calvisano, Uncapped)*,

Locks

George Fabio Biagi (Zebre Rugby, 19 Caps), Dean Budd (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped), Marco Fuser (Benetton Treviso, 21 Caps)*, Federico Ruzza (Zebre Rugby, 1 Cap)*, Andries Van Schalkwyk (Zebre Rugby, 12 Caps),

Flanker/N.8s

Robert Julian Barbieri (Benetton Treviso, 40 Caps), Maxime Mbanda' (Zebre Rugby, 8 Caps)*, Francesco Minto (Benetton Treviso, 33 Caps), Abraham Jurgen Steyn (Benetton Treviso, 11 Caps),

Scrumhalves

Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso, 61 Caps)*, Tito Tebaldi (Benetton Treviso, 20 Caps), Marcello Violi (Zebre Rugby, 3 Caps)*,

Flyhalves

Tommaso Allan (Benetton Treviso, 30 Caps), Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby, 20 Caps),

Centres

Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Treviso, 42 Caps)*, Tommaso Boni (Zebre Rugby, 2 Caps)*, Michele Campagnaro (Exeter Chiefs, 29 Caps)*,

Wingers

Giulio Bisegni (Zebre Rugby, 7 Caps), Angelo Esposito (Benetton Treviso, 11 Caps)*, Leonardo Sarto (Glasgow Warriors, 30 Caps)*, Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre Rugby, 42 Caps)*,

Fullbacks

Edoardo Padovani (Zebre Rugby, 11 Caps)*, Luca Sperandio (Benetton Treviso, 2 Caps)*,

*National Academy Member


http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/05/10/01/07/italy-june-squad

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[Romania / Rank 16]

Quote:
FORWARDS
Ionel Badiu (Carcassonne, FR), Alex Gordas (Steaua), Constantin Pristavita (Baia Mare), Alexandru Tarus (Béziers, FR), Andrei Ursache (Carcassonne, FR), Eugen Capatana (Timisoara), Andrei Radoi (Timisoara), Otar Turashvili (Colomiers, FR), Marius Antonescu (Tarbes, FR), Valentin Poparlan (Timisoara), Johan van Heerden (Baia Mare), Andrei Gorcioaia (Massy Essonne, FR), Andrei Iurea (Baia Mare), Viorel Lucaci (Steaua), Mihai Macovei (capt., Colomiers, FR), Vlad Nistor (Albi, FR)

BACKS
Tudorel Bratu (Dinamo), Florin Surugiu (Steaua), Luke Samoa (Baia Mare), Florin Vlaicu (Steaua), Sione Faka’osilea (Baia Mare), Paula Kinikinilau (CSM Bucuresti), Vladut Popa (Timisoara), Jack Umaga (Timisoara), Jack Cobden (CSM Bucuresti), Ionut Dumitru (Steaua), Fonovai Tangimana (Timisoara), Sabin Stratila (Steaua)


http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2017/06/01/strong-romania-squad-named-june-tests/

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[United States / Rank 17]

Quote:
FORWARDS
Chris Baumann (Austin Blacks), Titi Lamositele (Saracens, UK), Anthony Purpura (Old Blue), Ben Tarr (Glendale Raptors), Dino Waldren (Trinity College, IR), James Hilterbrand (Manly Marlins, AU), Peter Malcolm (Austin Huns), Joe Taufete’e (Worcester Warriors), Nate Brakeley (NYAC), Nick Civetta (Newcastle Falcons, UK), Matt Jensen (Brigham Young), Ben Landry (Glendale Raptors), Todd Clever (Austin Huns), Cam Dolan (Cardiff Blues, UK), Andrew Durutalo (USA 7s), Tony Lamborn (Hawke’s Bay Magpies, NZ), John Quill (Glendale Raptors), David Tameilau (Narbonne, FR)

BACKS
Nate Augspurger (Old Blue), Shaun Davies (Glendale Raptors), Ben Cima (Rocky Gorge), AJ MacGinty (Sale Sharks, UK), Will Magie (Glendale Raptors), Marcel Brache (Western Force, AU), Bryce Campbell (Glendale Raptors), Martin Iosefo (USA 7s), Luke Hume (Old Blue), Ryan Matyas (Old Blue), Madison Hughes (USA 7s), Mike Te’o (Belmont Shore)


http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2017/05/12/eagles-name-squad-world-cup-qualifiers/

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[Canada / Rank 23]

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FORWARDS
Rob Brouwer (Ontario Blues), Hubert Buydens (Saskatoon Wild Oats), Jake Ilnicki (Northampton Saints, UK), Djustice Sears-Duru (Glasgow Warriors, UK), Matt Tierney (Pau, FR), Ray Barkwill (Castaway Wanderers), Eric Howard (Ontario Blues), Benoît Pifféro (Blagnac, FR), Brett Beukeboom (Cornish Pirates, UK), Liam Chisholm (UVic Vikes), Conor Keys (UVic Vikes), Evan Olmstead (Newcastle Falcons, UK), Tyler Ardron (Ospreys), Kyle Baillie (Westshore), Aaron Carpenter (Doncaster Knights, UK), Admir Cejvanovic (Burnaby Lake), Matt Heaton (Darlington Mowden Park, UK), Lucas Rumball (Balmy Beach)

BACKS
Andrew Ferguson (Ontario Blues), Phil Mack (James Bay), Gordon McRorie (UBCOB Ravens), Gradyn Bowd (UVic Vikes), Connor Braid (Worcester Warriors, UK), Shane O’Leary (Connacht, IR), Nick Blevins (UBCOB RAvens), Guiseppe du Toit (UVic Vikes), Ciaran Hearn (London Irish), Connor Trainor (Vannes), Sean Duke (UBC Thunderbirds), Dan Moor (Ontario Blues), Taylor Paris (Agen, FR), DTH van der Merwe (Scarlets, UK), Andrew Coe (UBC Thunderbirds)


http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2017/06/03/buydens-back-world-cup-qualifiers/


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(Concussion / CTE - News)



One season of rugby enough to cause brain damage, expert says

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/one-season-of-rugby-enough-to-cause-brain-damage-expert-says-1.3109813

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Dr Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist, has called for high-contact sports such as rugby, mixed martial arts and American football to be banned for under-18s.
“To win a game, to win a league, should not be considered something more valuable than the life of a child,” he said during a talk organised by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on concussion in sport on Tuesday evening.

Dr Omalu said that “after only one season of rugby, your child may have suffered brain damage” as the human brain does not have any reasonable capacity to regenerate itself.
“Once you have suffered a concussion, it’s going to stay with you your entire life. There is nothing mild about a concussion.”


[Argument for banning players under 18]

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No ‘startling evidence’ of brain damage found in rugby study

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/no-startling-evidence-of-brain-damage-found-in-rugby-study-1.3108587

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The was no “startling evidence” of brain damage revealed in a study of rugby players competing in the Leinster Senior Cup over the course of a full season, according to research carried out in Trinity College Dublin.
However, the neurologist leading the as yet unpublished study has warned it does not give the sport a clean bill of health and more work needs to be done to assess the impact of contact sports in general – and rugby in particular – on the brain.


[Argument against a potential ban]
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2017 - British & Irish Lions / News:



Rugby: Lions fullback Stuart Hogg out for remainder of tour

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11875457

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Fullback Stuart Hogg has been ruled out of the remainder of the British and Irish Lions tour due to a facial bone fracture.

Scotsman Hogg, a two-times Lion who featured in the victories over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and the Crusaders, suffered the injury when colliding with teammate Conor Murray in Christchurch.


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Disappointing end to the tour for Hogg. After hoping to play a larger role in the 2017 campaign.
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2017 - World Rugby - Under 20 - World Championship / Result:



Baby Blacks unstoppable as they rout England to be crowned U-20 world champs


http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/93816429/baby-blacks-thrash-england-in-world-rugby-under20-championship-final

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An unstoppable Baby Blacks side has crushed England 64-17 in a record-breaking final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Tbilisi.

Powerful hooker Asafo Aumua led the way with a hat-trick of tries as New Zealand crossed the line 10 times in the rout, which was the most scored by any team in an under-20 final.

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New Zealand Under-20 (64) (Dalton Papali'i, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Asafo Aumua 3, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Luke Jacobson 2, Josh McKay, Tom Christie tries; Stephen Perofeta 7 con) England Under-20 (17) (Ben Earl, Alex Mitchell, Josh Bayliss tries; Max Malins con). HT: 40-7


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Congratulations, New Zealand. A thoroughly deserved championship.

All-around dominant performance from the Baby Blacks, they were a class above all tournament & saved their best for the final. Easily one of the strongest U20 squads New Zealand has ever produced. Many from this squad will likely go on to have successful professional careers.

Credit to England Under 20s for making their 5th successive U20-WC final appearance. Injuries hampered them in the 2017 tournament, but their presence in the final demonstrates the depth they possess at this level & is a testament to their development programmes.

New Zealand & England have developed quite the rivalry in U20s rugby.

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2017 - WR - U20WC / Overall Standings:



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http://www.worldrugby.org/u20/standings
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Yeah New Zealand under 20s were class and England were missing about 6 or 7 players who could have been there as they were in Argentina with the first team. Although adding to the New Zealand England, England beat the silver ferns in the women's game.

Think All Blacks win the Lions series 3-0 and comfortably but I hope there's a few Lions that play out of their skins. I really feel Eddie Jones or Joe Schmidt would have made this your winnable but it's not under Gatland.
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BathBengal wrote:
Yeah New Zealand under 20s were class and England were missing about 6 or 7 players who could have been there as they were in Argentina with the first team. Although adding to the New Zealand England, England beat the silver ferns in the women's game.

Think All Blacks win the Lions series 3-0 and comfortably but I hope there's a few Lions that play out of their skins. I really feel Eddie Jones or Joe Schmidt would have made this your winnable but it's not under Gatland.


It shows the depth in English rugby at the moment. 16 players away with the Lions (9 selected in the final squad of 23 for the first Test), Sweep of Argentina, Runner-up in the U20WC.

Great results.

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Agreed, regarding Gatland.


The 1st test is key, imo. If the Lions win, there's a chance. If they lose, the task will become next to impossible.

The Lions defence has been world class over the last two games, & if they can combine that defence with the ability to score tries, they'll push NZ.

I really liked some of what we saw from them in attack against the Chiefs.

And, I give Gatland credit, he actually picked an attacking team for the first test.

We all know, you can't beat NZ on penalties alone, even with a suffocating defence.

Should be a good game on Saturday. Looking forward to it.
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