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Paddy Jackson

Paddy Jackson Linked To A Move In England Next Season [Report]

Paddy Jackson has been linked to a move in England next season according to a report in the French publication, Le Progres.  After 11 games of the current Top 14 season, Perpignan currently lie at the bottom of the table with no wins and just four points to their name. Their most recent loss came to Connacht at the Sportsground …

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Liverpool Release Stunning New All Black ‘Blackout’ Jersey

Liverpool have released a stunning new all black or ‘blackout’ jersey which goes on sale today. The new jersey does come with a caveat, however. The players won’t actually wear this on the pitch – the new release is solely for the fans. The jersey contains all the same features as the current home offering but of course, it’s completely …

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Conor Masterson Liverpool Manchester United

Dubliner Conor Masterson In Liverpool Squad To Face Man United

20-year-old Dubliner Conor Masterson is in the Liverpool squad for Sunday’s visit of Manchester United at Anfield.  Masterson has been elevated into the senior squad as a result of the defensive injury crisis which is currently engulfing the Merseyside club; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are all unavailable. This leaves the only fit centre-backs as Virgil van Dijk and …

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Chris Farrell Joey Carbery Munster

Chris Farrell Ruled Out Of Castres Trip As Munster Release Injury Update

Munster have gathered today at their High-Performance Centre at the University of Limerick as they begin preparations for their upcoming trip to Castres in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup.  The southern province accounted for the French champions at Thomond Park on Sunday but failed to get the winning bonus point. A much tighter affair is expected on Saturday …

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sexton injury doubt

Johnny Sexton Signs IRFU Contract Extension

2018 World Player of the Year, Johnny Sexton, has signed a contract extension with the IRFU.  The contract extension will see Sexton play his rugby in Ireland until the end of the 2020/21 season where he will be approaching his 36th birthday. Sexton has had a superb year in green and blue. He helped Ireland to a memorable 2018 which …

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Connacht Stadium Sportsground

Redeveloped Connacht Stadium Takes Next Step As Planning Submitted

The proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground, home of Connacht Rugby, has passed a significant milestone with the news that the club has submitted a formal planning application to Galway City Council.  The new stadium will include two stands on each side of the pitch with terraces behind the goals. The main stand will include the dressing rooms and corporate hospitality. …

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Bernard Jackman Dragons

Breaking: Dragons Have Parted Ways With Bernard Jackman [Report]

The Dragons have parted ways with head coach Bernard Jackman according to multiple reports this morning.  Jackman took over from Kingsley Jones ahead of the 2017/2018 season and he suffered a disappointing first season in charge which yielded just two victories in the Guinness PRO14. Although the first season was one to forget, progress was expected in Jackman’s second season in …

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Stade Francais Feature

Stade Francais Youth Academy Player In Intensive Care After Heart Attack

A French teenager is in a serious condition in intensive care after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend. Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy at Bordeaux-Begles, the Parisian club said on Monday. The teenager has also had surgery on a broken neck following Sunday’s match. Back-rower Chauvin …

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Robbie Henshaw injury return

Blow For Leinster And Ireland As Henshaw Ruled Out Until New Year

Leinster and Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw faces a period on the sidelines due to an injury he picked up during the warm-up before Ireland’s November clash with Argentina.  Henshaw injured his hamstring before that game and was originally ruled out for six weekes. However, an injury update provided by Leinster this afternoon …

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James Gallagher Bellator 218

James Gallagher To Headline Dublin Bellator Card In Early 2019

Bellator will make its return to Dublin and the 3 Arena with the promotion confirming today that they will host an event on February 23 with James Gallagher headlining.  Gallagher (7-1-0) is currently preparing for his comeback after suffering the first loss of his professional career against former CFFC champion, Ricky Bandejas, at Bellator 204 in August. “The Strabanimal” suffered …

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Jurgen Klopp Salah Liverpool

Klopp ‘Not One Second Worried’ About Salah’s Early Season Form

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he was not worried for “one second” about Mohamed Salah’s form this season after his relatively sluggish start. The Egypt forward made it 10 Premier League goals for the campaign with his hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth that sent Liverpool top of the league. The Reds now boast the league’s only unbeaten record …

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Miami Dolphins Patriots Rugby

Watch: Dolphins Stun Patriots With Last-Gasp “Rugby” Touchdown

The Dolphins scored a touchdown on a wild final play Sunday to edge New England 34-33 in Miami and put the Patriots’ NFL playoff plans temporarily on hold. The Patriots led 33-28 with seven seconds remaining, but couldn’t stop what coach Bill Belichick dubbed a “desperado” play. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill took the snap and connected with Kenny Stills, who …

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Michael Cheika Scott Johnson

Michael Cheika’s Future To Be Decided By Christmas

Rugby Australia will decide the fate of under-fire Michael Cheika and his coaching staff “ahead of Christmas”, chairman Cameron Clyne said Monday after an end-of-season review, following a disappointing year for the team. Cheika has been under growing pressure after a poor season, with recent losses to England and Wales, and an uninspiring win over Italy. In a brief statement …

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