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Israel Folau

“Hell Awaits You” – Israel Folau Posts Another Anti-Gay Message

Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau has issued another anti-gay post via his Instagram account.  The post contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless …

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Will Addison

Will Addison’s Season Is Over After Undergoing Back Surgery

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Will Addison has undergone back surgery which puts an end to his season.  Addison hasn’t played since Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the end of January. The 26-year-old was named in Ireland’s initial squad for this year’s Six Nations but he didn’t play a minute of action …

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Joey Carbery

Munster Confirm That Joey Carbery Is A Doubt For Saracens Semi-Final

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has confirmed today that out-half Joey Carbery is a doubt for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final clash with Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in two week’s time.  Carbery was removed from the fray with a hamstring injury in the opening half of Munster’s quarter-final victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield and the southern province will …

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Matt Doherty

Watch: Ireland’s Matt Doherty Puts Wolves Ahead In FA Cup Semi-Final

At halftime, Wolves lead Watford 1-0 in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley thanks to a goal from Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty.  The Dubliner got on the end of a lovely cross from Diego Jota as he got away from his marker Abdoulaye Doucouré to glance a neat header home. 💥 | @MattDoherty20 heads @Wolves in front!#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/503fWWCANJ …

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PRO14 Playoff

How The PRO14 Playoff Race Looks With Just Two Rounds Remaining

There are just two regular season rounds remaining in this season’s Guinness PRO14 campaign and the race for a coveted playoff position looks set to go down to the wire.  The top three teams in each conference qualify for the PRO14 playoffs. In terms of European qualification, the three highest ranked European sides from each conference will qualify for the …

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Ireland Sevens

Ireland Thump Russia To Secure Semi-Final Berth In Hong Kong

Ireland have won their quarter-final at the World Sevens Series qualifying tournament in Hong Kong which leaves them just two wins away from securing a place on next season’s World Series circuit.  Anthony Eddy’s side put in an utterly dominant display in their last-eight clash with Russia as they emerged 47-0 winners. Three players scored a brace of tries during …

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Ireland Sevens

Ireland Now Three Wins Away From World Series Qualification

The Ireland men’s sevens team are now just three wins away from securing a spot on the World Series circuit after overcoming Russia 33-7 in their final pool match at the Hong Kong 7s.  Anthony Eddy’s side are looking to secure a spot in the World Series for the first time and they have come through their pool thanks to …

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Ireland Women's World Cup

Ireland’s Long Road To World Cup Laid Out By World Rugby

World Rugby have today revealed details of how Ireland can qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup which is due to take place in New Zealand in 2021.  Ireland’s disappointing showing at the 2017 World Cup, which was hosted on Irish soil, saw them finish outside of the top seven teams and as a consequence, missed out on automatic qualification …

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Leinster Team

Luke McGrath Captains Leinster For PRO14 Clash With Benetton

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his matchday 23 for the visit of Benetton on Saturday.  The eastern province have named a much-changed side to the one which overcame the challenge of Ulster in the Heineken Champions Cup at the weekend. Up front, Jack McGrath starts at loosehead after his move to Ulster next season was confirmed this week. …

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Wayne Barnes Jerome Garces

Wayne Barnes And Jerome Garces Confirmed For Champions Cup Semi-Finals

EPCR have confirmed that Wayne Barnes and Jerome Garces will take charge of the two Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals which take place in two week’s time.  EPCR’s selection committee have confirmed that Garces will take charge of the first semi-final between Saracens and Munster at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Saturday, 20 April (KO 3 pm). Barnes will be the man …

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Ireland sevens

Ireland With Work To Do After Opening Two Rounds In Hong Kong

Ireland are undefeated after their opening two matches at the Hong Kong 7s as they bid to qualify for next season’s World Series.  The winner of the qualifying tournament secures a place on the World Series circuit and this has long been a goal of this team and the IRFU. Anthony Eddy’s side powered past Jamaica in their first match …

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