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news from Thursday, September 20, 2018

- Fair enough. Rugby players will be asked to cover up all their tattoos at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan to avoid offending the local people. In Japan, tattoos have long been associated with the notorious yakuza crime syndicates. The ban is so strict that players are even being asked to wear vests when using gyms or pools throughout their stay. A number of Ireland players – including Cian...

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- Bring it on. World Rugby boss Bill Beaumont has suggest that an emerging nation may host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, with Ireland potentially among the hopefuls should they decide to bid once again for rugby’s showpiece event. Ireland launched a huge campaign in a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and despite being favourites, ultimately lost out to France in the end. The decision to award Fra...

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