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The Story Of How Eamon De Valera Almost Played Rugby For Ireland

Last week, on the 92nd anniversary of his death, we looked at Michael Collins’ sporting credentials, pausing to note his frank dislike of soccer. Seven da...

Last week, on the 92nd anniversary of his death, we looked at Michael Collins’ sporting creden...

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Video: Rugby HQ’s Top 5 Dopplegangers Features A Ned Flanders Double

The latest Rugby HQ Top 5 video pays tribute to the lookalikes of world rugby. We think the panel were off their game this week as some of the suggestions looke...

The latest Rugby HQ Top 5 video pays tribute to the lookalikes of world rugby. We think the panel we...

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Fare Thee Well IRB, Hello ‘World Rugby’

Is there anything more exciting than an international federation rebranding? We had a brief think about it in the Balls office and could only come up with 6,397...

Is there anything more exciting than an international federation rebranding? We had a brief think ab...

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The 5 Most Ignored Triumphs In Modern Sports History

All champions should be honoured and these are no different, however some successes have been largely forgotten or ignored for a multitide of reasons. Here are ...

All champions should be honoured and these are no different, however some successes have been largel...

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Video: All Black Scrum-Half Pulls Off Sensational Behind-The-Back Pass

All Black scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow produced a brilliant behind-the-back pass for Waikato against Taranaki in the ITM Cup. The pass allowed winger Joe Webbe...

All Black scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow produced a brilliant behind-the-back pass for Waikato agains...

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Jamie Heaslip Does The Worst Impression Of Another Human Being Ever

Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip proved that his impersonations leave a lot to be desired today. Sky Sports posted a vine of the Irish international making a...

Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip proved that his impersonations leave a lot to be desired today. ...

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Video: Fergus McFadden’s Ice Bucket Challenge Features Flippers And The Most Ice Ever

At this stage if you’re going to do the Ice Bucket Challenge then you’ve really got to give it some added value, a little bit of originality. Leinst...

At this stage if you’re going to do the Ice Bucket Challenge then you’ve really got to g...

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Most Hateful Sports Teams Of All Time

They should all take it as a compliment… Dublin : 2005 – 2009 They were possessed of a strut which somehow managed to survive their multiple humilia...

They should all take it as a compliment… Dublin : 2005 – 2009 They were possessed of a s...

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Video: Racing Metro Player Picks Up And Carries Opponent George North-Style

Racing Metro scrum half Maxime Machenaud had a rather comical hit on his UBB’s Heini Adams in the Top 14 at the weekend. The diminutive Springbok picked a...

Racing Metro scrum half Maxime Machenaud had a rather comical hit on his UBB’s Heini Adams in ...

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Jonny Wilkinson’s Kicking Guru Couldn’t Help This Balls Writer Kick Straight

I’ve always fancied myself as a bit of a frustrated place-kicker. Back in my teenage rugby-playing days, the fact that I was adult-sized from about the ag...

I’ve always fancied myself as a bit of a frustrated place-kicker. Back in my teenage rugby-pla...