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Michael Corry

Sports Journalist based in Dublin. Hit me up if you have a unique story to tell. Email: michael@punditarena.com Twitter: @Corry_10 Instagram: @Corry_10

Leinster Dismantle Toulouse At The Aviva As Sexton Returns To Form

Leinster – 30 Toulouse – 12 Michael Corry reporting live from the Aviva Stadium. Leinster proved too strong for Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon to set-up a mouthwatering clash with Saracens in next month’s Champions Cup final. Toulouse started the brighter of the two sides with Rynhardt Elstadt involved in a huge collision with James Lowe early on. …

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One Late Change For Leinster As Rhys Ruddock Drops Out

Leinster have been forced into a late change ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium with the news that Rhys Ruddock has been forced out after falling ill. Ruddock has been replaced at openside flanker by Australian, Scott Fardy with Caelan Doris promoted to the substitutes bench where he will make his European debut if called …

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Leinster’s Defence Key In The Battle For Five Stars

Two European forces will collide on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium as Leinster and Toulouse battle it out to see who will go and contest for that highly coveted fifth star. The Heineken Champions Cup semi-final sees the holders go up against one of the continent’s form teams. Form is a word that seems to be following the French giants …

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Johnny Sexton Admits Scrutiny Over Form Has Gone To A New Level

Johnny Sexton returns to Leinster duty tomorrow for the first time in 2019 as he captains the side in their Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium. At 3.15pm tomorrow Sexton will kick-off for the first time since Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the final round of this year’s Six Nations championship on a day that Sexton …

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Leo Cullen Concerned About Threat Of Europe’s Most In-Form Team

Leo Cullen feels his Leinster charges are well prepared for the challenge of Toulouse tomorrow at the Aviva Stadium. Leinster go into the game with a strong starting XV as experienced internationals, Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney return to the starting lineup after missing their quarter-final win over Ulster three weeks ago. Following today’s captain’s run, Cullen admitted the build-up …

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John Treacy: ‘Ireland Continue To Lead The Way On Anti-Doping’

Ireland continues to lead the way on anti-doping according to John Treacy. The Sport Ireland chief was speaking to the media following the annual anti-doping review claiming that while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to make “soft decisions” on anti-doping, we as a nation have a strong voice and are one of the leading countries when it comes to …

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John Treacy: ‘FAI Clubs, Leagues & Members All Have A Responsibility’

Sport Ireland CEO, John Treacy says it is the responsibility of the clubs, leagues and council members and the incoming board to ensure that what has happened within the FAI can never happen again. Disgraced former CEO, John Delaney voluntarily stepped aside from his role this week pending an investigation following numerous allegations made against him and the association. The …

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Corry’s Corner: No Glitz, No Glamour, The Gavin Way Gets Results

During my chat with Dublin legend, Vinnie Murphy, last week one particular comment stood out. Murphy was reminiscing on 1995 and how Dublin had barely fallen over the line following five years of heartache. According to Murphy, it was a weaker Dublin side compared to the 1992 & 1994 All-Ireland finals, however, the reason they won that year (apart from …

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Sean Cronin Confirms He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt Since Being Dropped

Leinster’s Sean Cronin admitted to being disappointed following his axing from Joe Schmidt’s squad for the final two Six Nations games but the hooker is adamant that he is still in the New Zealander’s plans going forward. Speaking to the media ahead of Leinster’s crunch Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday, Cronin expressed his disappointment at being dropped but …

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Johnny Sexton Expected To Be Fit For Leinster’s Clash With Toulouse

Leinster coach, Stuart Lancaster has today confirmed that out-half Johnny Sexton is fit and in training ahead of the provinces crucial Champions Cup semi-final clash with Toulouse on Sunday. Sexton has not played a competitive game of rugby since Ireland’s defeat to Wales in the final round of this year’s Six Nations. He was expected to start against Ulster three …

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FAI Reported For Breaking Company Law By Official Auditor

The FAI have been reported for breaking company law by Deloitte, the official auditor of the Football Association of Ireland.  The auditing company filed the report four days ago to the Companies Registration Offices (CRO) claiming that the FAI’s accounts were not being properly kept. The CRO is the governing body of public statutory information on Irish businesses Deloitte declared …

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Billy Vunipola Given Formal Warning By RFU Over Israel Folau Support

England international, Billy Vunipola has been given a formal warning by the Rugby Football Union following his Instagram post supporting Israel Folau.  Folau, who has found himself under a cloud of controversy following an Instagram post that claimed: “Hell awaits drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators”. The full-back looks set to have his contract terminated by Rugby …

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Israel Dagg On Mental Health Struggles: “I Hated Rugby”

Former All Black, Israel Dagg has opened up the mental health struggles that almost forced him out of the game. The 30-year-old former Crusaders player who retired from rugby last week due to a chronic knee injury claims to have entered into a severe mental health battle after missing out on selection for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Speaking to …

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Top Five Candidates For FAI Chief Executive Role

The John Delaney era looks to be over. After weeks of speculation surrounding the much-maligned former CEO turned Executive Vice-President, the Football Association of Ireland released a statement on Monday claiming that Delaney has voluntarily ‘stepped aside pending the completion of an independent investigation’. “The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the …

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Pundit Arena’s Top Five Team Sporting Comebacks

There’s no way we could compile a list of the greatest individual sporting comebacks and not apply it to team sports. Again, the team here at Pundit Arena HQ sat down to discuss the greatest sporting comebacks by teams. By no means are some of these comebacks as emotional and harrowing as some of the individual achievements of men like …

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