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GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

What Now For Connacht Following Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster?

Gary Brennan queries where to now for Connacht following the announcement of Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster? As the Six Nations heads into a break and we can take a collective sigh after two bruising rounds against Wales and France, we inevitably turn back to look at the domestic rugby that has continued as normal. One of the biggest things to …

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The Top 10 Highest Earners In The Premier League

Jamie Vardy’s new contract with Leicester doesn’t come close to the league’s top earners… Last week it was announced that Leicester City’s in form striker Jamie Vardy has signed a contract extension that will see him stay with the Foxes until 2019 and take home a cool £80,000 per week. Vardy only signed his last contract with the club in …

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: George North of the Lions lifts Israel Folau of Wallabies while carrying the ball during game two of the International Test Series between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Etihad Stadium on June 29, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images for HSBC)

Five Massive Moments From Recent Lions Tours

The British and Irish Lions as we all know, is a squad of hardened rugby internationals that is selected from the national sides of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, that takes a tour to the southern hemisphere every four years to pit itself against the big three of world rugby; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With the last tour …

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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 8: Scotland head coach Vern Cotter during the International match between Scotland and Argentina at Murrayfield Stadium on November 8, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

An Exciting Scotland Side Is Emerging Under Vern Cotter

Scotland are showing all the signs of being contenders under head coach Vern Cotter As Irish Rugby rejoiced with the appointment of saviour Joe Schmidt in 2013 and basked in the success brought by the New Zealand native in 2014 with a Six Nations title, Scotland were also in the midst of a change. Stepping off a plane from Clermont, …

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Statistically, Louis Van Gaal Is Now Man Utd’s Worst Ever Premier League Manager

The statistics don’t paint a great picture for Louis van Gaal… Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from football, Manchester United has been lurching from one managerial crisis to the next. First to replace Fergie was fellow Scot, David Moyes, formerly of Everton. From day one fans were grumbling. Though he started brightly, with the 2013 FA Community Shield 2-0 …

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane looks on as his players warm up prior to kickoff during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Four Reasons Why Roy Keane Should Be The Next Manchester United Manager

Manchester United are quickly becoming the Liverpool of the 1990s. And the 2000s. And also the 2010s. Basically the Red Devils are headed to the doldrums to keep Liverpool company slightly above mid-table, for the foreseeable future. Since Alex Ferguson’s retirement from football, United have had the impossible task of filling the gap left by one of the most successful ever managers …

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Leicester City supporters celebrate their team's third goal scored by Robert Huth (2nd L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Why Everyone Is Now A closet Leicester City Supporter

The English top flight, the world’s best league some say. Around since 1992, and won by a total of five teams – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers. Since Rovers’ win in the 1994-95 season it’s not been what you might call diverse. With 13 titles going to Manchester United, you could argue things got pretty boring. …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Jamie Cudmore (R) of Clermont leaves the field early in the first half due to concussion during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Concussion: The Growing Headaches In Rugby Union

Rugby has a big problem and it’s causing a serious headache for unions around the world. Over the last number of years the issue of concussion has become more and more prevalent. Five years ago the notion of concussion was just background noise, just another risk, something to shake off. Protocols in the game were certainly not as focused or …

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PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Sean O'Brien of Ireland lies injured during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Sean O’Brien And That Hamstring

Discussing the state of Irish rugby with fellow Ireland supporters last week, the topic of Sean O’Brien’s hamstring arose. This writer stated, to some raised eyebrows, that he would not see the end of the tournament. Period. We saw the return of O’Brien and his leg on Saturday against France, in Paris for round two of the Six Nations and he rewarded our faith …

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