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The el­i­gi­bil­ity de­ba­cle ear­lier this year was a dou­ble set­back for Ro­ma­nia. Not only did it cost them their place at RWC 2019 but they must also fight to re­main in the Rugby Europe Cham­pi­onship. The Oaks sat bot­tom of the ta­ble af­ter the points de­duc­tions and face Por­tu­gal – win­ners of the Rugby Europe Tro­phy – in an in­trigu­ing pro­mo­tion-rel­e­ga­tion play-off. Rugby’s big­gest names head to Monaco af­ter the au­tumn In­ter­na­tion­als for the an­nual World Rugby Awards. Will

Beau­den Bar­rett make it a hat-trick by snap­ping up the Player of the Year gong? Who will be named Break­through

Player of the Year? Who­ever picks up the awards, it’s sure to

gen­er­ate de­bate! For­get Strictly or X Fac­tor, Ire­land v New Zealand will de­liver proper Satur­day night en­ter­tain­ment. It’s the two best sides in the world do­ing bat­tle at the Aviva Sta­dium in Dublin. Plus, it will be tele­vised live on Chan­nel 4, so this match will be

avail­able to a huge au­di­ence.

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