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Why does Richie Mo’unga rates Noah Lolesio

All Black Richie Mo’unga knows more than most about pressure but feels Wallabies debutant Noah Lolesio will embrace the challenge of a Bledisloe Cup debut. Mo’unga believes Wallabies rookie Lolesio wouldn’t want it any other way than to be thrown in the cauldron of a Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Saturday. Aged just 20, Lolesio will make his Test debut at five-eighth in the must-win match following injuries to both James O’Connor and Matt To’omua. But Mo’unga believes that after steering his Brumbies outfit to the Super Rugby AU…

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Alun Wyn Jones: From Bonymaen juniors to British and Irish Lions

It all started on 11 June, 2006 in Argentina. Quite fittingly it was in Puerto Madryn, located in the Welsh-speaking area of Patagonia. A fresh-faced Alun Wyn Jones packed down at blindside flanker in his first Wales international, which the Pumas won 27-25. This was a quiet start to a glittering career that will see Jones run out on Saturday at Parc y Scarlets behind closed doors to become the most capped player in international rugby, having drawn level with Richie McCaw’s previous record of 148 in France last weekend.…

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