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Dan Biggar advises top stars to leave Wales and ‘test themselves outside the goldfish bowl’ – WalesOnline


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Dan Biggar advises top stars to leave Wales and ‘test themselves outside the goldfish bowl’
WalesOnline
Dan Biggar has advised more Welsh players to sample life beyond regional rugby — because “Wales is such a goldfish bowl”. The 62-cap fly-half has linked with Northampton Saints after more than a decade at the Ospreys. He has relished the close season …

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Shaun Edwards reveals the truth behind England’s attempts to prise him away from Wales – WalesOnline


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Shaun Edwards reveals the truth behind England’s attempts to prise him away from Wales
WalesOnline
Shaun Edwards has revealed the truth behind England’s rumoured attempts to prise him away from Wales during his time as defence chief in Warren Gatland’s management team. The former rugby league great, who last week announced he will return to his …

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The verdict on Cardiff Blues’ first step in the John Mulvihill era as a dominant scrum bodes well – WalesOnline


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The verdict on Cardiff Blues’ first step in the John Mulvihill era as a dominant scrum bodes well
WalesOnline
Cardiff Blues’ first hit-out under new head coach John Mulvihill ended in a 17-15 defeat to Leicester Tigers at Cardiff Arms Park. Both sides fielded experimental starting line-ups and it was nip and tuck until the English club stole it at the death
REPORT: Cardiff Blues slip to pre-season defeatWelsh Rugby Union
‘Pleasing signs’ for Leicester Tigers, says head coach Matt O’ConnorLeicestershire Live
Post-match chat: Tommy ReffellLeicester Tigers (press release)

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Cardiff Blues vs Leicester Tigers RECAP: Welsh side suffer 17-15 defeat at the death – WalesOnline


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Cardiff Blues vs Leicester Tigers RECAP: Welsh side suffer 17-15 defeat at the death
WalesOnline
Cardiff Blues have lost their opening pre-season match of the season 17-15 to Leicester Tigers. Joe Ford’s last-ditch penalty snatched victory for the visitors in an entertaining match in difficult conditions. Tries from Jason Harries and Dane Blacker
REPORT: Cardiff Blues slip to pre-season defeatWelsh Rugby Union
‘Pleasing signs’ for Leicester Tigers, says head coach Matt O’ConnorLeicestershire Live

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Ospreys suffer hammer blow as big new signing ruled out for six months – WalesOnline


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Ospreys suffer hammer blow as big new signing ruled out for six months
WalesOnline
Welsh rugby news. The Mike Cuddy interview · Dragons team news · Shaun Edwards speaks about leaving · Shaun Edwards tribute · Rhys Thomas’ remarkable story · The biggest signing of the summer? New signing Tom Botha during pre-season. Ospreys …

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Former Wales outside-half’s son about to line up for England against the land of his father – WalesOnline


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Former Wales outside-half’s son about to line up for England against the land of his father
WalesOnline
Iwan Stephens, son of former Wales fly-half Colin Stephens, is set to play for England against the land of his father next month. The talented Leeds Rhinos youngster has been making a name for himself in rugby league. And it is understood the England

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‘They will understand why I’m a bit weird!’ Gloucester Rugby new boy Matt Banahan excited to return to his roots – Gloucestershire Live


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‘They will understand why I’m a bit weird!’ Gloucester Rugby new boy Matt Banahan excited to return to his roots
Gloucestershire Live
Matt Banahan is looking forward to returning to his roots. Gloucester leave for their pre-season tour on Sunday to Jersey, which is where Banahan was born and spent his formative years before moving to the mainland to pursue his rugby career. And that

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