Ireland assistant coach Richie Murphy has stated that Scrum-half Conor Murray is quite “lucky” enough to be fit to play against Italy after being hold by the boot of England’s Mike Brown. Murphy had to go under 8 stitches across his left eye after Mike tried to kick the ball from his hands during their match earlier on Saturday. England won that match.
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The future of Super Rugby is concerned about the franchises of New Zealand as for the next year they have been thrown with a pass of the hospital. It is difficult in terms of getting sponsors and let the flow of dollar continue which will be the same in the next year as the New Zealand has a tendency to follow the line of the party.
It is absolute genius for Japan, Argentina and South Africa to add another team to their name but New Zealand thinks otherwise. In the Championship of Rugby, Argentina’s welcome is a good sign of inclusion and the history of their performance is not concealed as they have performed extraordinarily in the past to win games, let the game be draw and were close in the others. What they lack is a sizzling side and glamour.
The Kiwis do not get excited by the Argentineans due to the barrier of language but thinking about the side of perspective from the side of view of rugby is fantastic but the players have to be from Argentina to be able to qualify for their squad. The fund for the Argentina Rugby Union is to be funded by the team of Super Rugby. It has risks as well as most of the Pumas who are in Europe is settled and is paid as well.
Brian Smith, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish is keeping all the cards very close t his chest regarding the future of one of the club’s biggest stars, full back Tom Homer.
According to the back pages of transfer gossip, the player, who comes to the end of his contract with the club at the end of the current season, would be moving to fellow Aviva Premiership rivals Bath Rugby in the summer.
Although Smith refused to either deny or confirm any rumours regarding the future of his star player, he did express his admiration for the talents of the 24 year old, who has been an ever present player for the team since he made his debut for the Exiles back in 2008. Smith said that he cannot go about and speak about rumours, adding that he has gone on record and said how highly he rates Homer.
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Argentina and Japan rugby teams have been reportedly extended approvals for joining at the prestigious Super Rugby 2016 championship. The confirmation news was declared at a recent board meet in London which paved routes for a couple of new franchise bodies to start up signing players.
The Nippon squad would be based at the Japan capital Tokyo but would also take part in 3 home matches in Singapore whilst the Argentina counterpart would be playing at Buenos Aires.
Southern Kings, one extra squad from the South African side, would be joining the expanded challenge, as per the announcements from SANZAR.
“It’s an immense pleasure for us to welcome JRFU & UAR, who would be joining Southern Kings as 2016 Super Rugby preps up extend into an exciting and bo9ld new era”, stated Greg Peters, the CEO for SANZAR.
“As top ten ranked rugby countries with well established stellar performances & more than 100 000 rugby players from each side, there isn’t any doubt about Argentina and Japan’s rugby passion & readiness for the very sport.”
The squads from Argentina and Japan would play in South African pool & would be placed in the opposing conferences that are waiting for approval from the General Council of South African Rugby Union.
Argentina’s national rugby squad have already taken part in the Rugby Championship of southern hemisphere but a joining in this provincial championship would beget even more worth for the team.
“Playing in Rugby Championship, certainly, was very crucial for the process yet we still required this final & the major step of establishing an Argentina franchise in super Rugby which is definitely the top tournament of the rugby world. This will lead us from grassroots to pro level game”, remarked Agustin Pichot, a senior member from Argentina World Rugby Council.
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