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# rugby weekly extra
'I was really close to signing for Leinster. They gave my contract to James Lowe!'
All Blacks legend Israel Dagg was the guest on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
All time
# Injury Update
21-year-old Izuchukwu's season over after Ulster confirm torn ACL
In better news, Angus Curtis has returned from his long-term injury.
# Dream Big
'I was glad that I could turn negatives into something positive. After it, I felt like I could do anything'
Shelbourne star Izzy Atkinson on dreaming big, being positive and loving football ahead of this evening’s league title decider against Peamount.
# On the Move
Waterford confirm departure of striker by mutual agreement
Izzy Akinade has left Alan Reynolds’ Premier Division side.
# Rugby Australia
Tribunal rules that Folau anti-gay posts were a 'high-level' code of conduct breach
No sanction has yet been decided, though it is possible that the rugby star’s contact termination could stand.
# 17 again
'I couldn't ask for any more to be honest... I'm living my dream, as cringe as that sounds'
Isibeal Atkinson’s rise has been meteoric, and she appears to have a very bright future ahead.
# grounded
Folau loses appeal against ban for aerial clash with Peter O'Mahony
The Wallabies fullback was given a one-match ban, but appealed in the hope of playing for the Waratahs this weekend.
# izzy
Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game
Joe Schmidt’s side surprisingly targeted the Wallabies fullback with their first two restarts.
# holier than thou
Folau leans on 'persecuted are righteous' bible verse ahead of meeting with ARU
It seems that the Australia star feels he is the persecuted one in this scenario and not the gay people he insists are going to hell.
# izzy
Israel Dagg looked sharp on his Super Rugby return for the Crusaders
The 27-year-old had a difficult 2015 but returned in style against the Jaguares.
# izzy
VIDEO: Israel Folau starts his season with a Super Rugby hat-trick
The Wallabies fullback got on the end of three Waratahs attack to earn himself a trio of tries.
Matt Lucas' tale of Twitter friendship this lunchtime will warm your heart
Ready your cockles!
# athlete
This Israel Folau video is the perfect way to get you excited about the 2nd Lions test
Play it, Izzy.