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Three Trades We’d Like To See If There Was A Draft In Irish Rugby

Bill Byrne discusses three hypothetical trades that could occur if the IRFU were to implement a draft system in Irish rugby. With news swirling around that BJ Botha is looking to hang up his boots, Munster are on the lookout for a replacement. One theory being floated is that the IRFU will keep this process ‘in-house’ and look to Leinster, where …

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Ireland’s World Cup Possibles: The Backline Conundrum

With Ireland kicking off their World Cup warm ups this afternoon with a full dress rehearsal in the Millennium Stadium, there will be mixed feelings within the extended 45 man panel. While the first choice players will be looking to gain some game minutes in order to hit their stride at the right time, the threat of being cut from …

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Monaghan Not Hoping For Another False Dawn

Monaghan, it could be argued, were once included in that clichéd GAA grouping of the “so-called weaker counties” as the nineties turned into the noughties and the new millennium dawned. 1988 was the last time the Anglo-Celt Cup spent it’s days in the Farney county, and as Ulster had dominated the All-Ireland roll of honour in the early 90’s, Monaghan …

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The Pro12 Has Improved Under Its New Format

At the start of the season there was outrage, worry, debate and anger from all sides as a result of the new format for the Pro12. As we approach the end of the season, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth as we have seen a revitalised league that has grown in stature over the last year and it’s all thanks …

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Irish Province Revealed as Having Highest Rugby Attendance In Europe

European Professional Club Rugby has announced official attendance records for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.  The EPCR is the governing body and organiser of two European rugby union club tournaments and today it has announced whose fans are at the races for the continental clashes. Irish fans have been screaming for years that their fans are the best in the …

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ICYMI: Iain Henderson Red Card Vs Munster

Munster and Ulster clashed in what was the tie of the weekend, as the sides could not be separated at Ravenhill. A last minute conversion from Paddy Jackson leveled it at 23-23, but the main talking point was Iain Henderson’s red card. Was Nigel Owens correct to dismiss the Ireland international? Going by the letter of the law, Henderson can …

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The Battle For A Home Semi-Final: Munster vs Ulster

It’s second against third in the league table and with a single point separating these two sides, Munster and Ulster is sure to be a thriller this weekend. Kick-off is at 14:40 tomorrow in Kingspan Stadium. Ulster have been the most successful home side this season. They remain unbeaten at the newly-refurbished Kingspan Stadium and have totalled 44 points from …

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VIDEO: Guinness Pro 12 Try Of The Season Nominations Announced

An Official GUINNESS PRO12 panel of experts have selected their eight favourite tries from the first 20 rounds of this season’s Guinness PRO12 but it’s the fans who will decide which one is the Sky Sports Guinness PRO12 Try of the Season. Featuring eight outstanding candidates from Munster, Connacht, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh and Ulster, the try of the season decision now …

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