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Confirmed: Greg Cunningham Will Be Playing In The Premier League Next Season

Greg Cunningham’s reported move to the Premier League has now been confirmed. Cunningham will leave Preston North End and join top-flight newcomers, Cardiff City, on a three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee. This is the second signing in two days for Cardiff, who acquired Norwich winger Josh Murphy on Tuesday. Second signing in two days Defender Greg Cunningham signs a three-year …

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Record Number Of Countries Want To Host Women’s Rugby World Cup In 2021

A record number of countries have registered their interest in hosting the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.  A record-breaking tournament held in Ireland in 2017 has contributed to the growth of the women’s game worldwide. With attendances and television viewership increasingly on the rise, more countries are keen to host the growing competition. According to World Rugby, the World Cup in …

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John Kiely Relishing Selection Headache Ahead Of Clare Showdown

Limerick Senior Hurling manager, John Kiely, is relishing the selection headache he has to contend with ahead of Sunday’s crucial Munster Hurling Championship clash with Clare at Cusack Park.  Both sides come off the back of victories. Limerick thrashed Waterford 2-26 to 1-16 in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday while Clare produced a remarkable comeback in the dying minutes at …

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Ofa Tu’ungafasi Receives Just A “Warning” For Shoulder Clash With Remy Grosso

The biggest talking point of the All Blacks’ 52-11 drubbing of France at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday was the tackle by Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Sam Cane on France’s Remy Grosso.  Cane’s arm struck Grosso in the face before Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder thundered into the jaw of the Frenchman – both Cane and Tu’ungafasi subsequently clashed heads. A penalty was …

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Breaking: Leinster Confirm The Signing Of Joe Tomane From Montpellier

Leinster have this morning confirmed the signing of Joe Tomane from Montpellier.  Tomane has 17 caps for Australia and will join the squad ahead of Leinster’s pre-season in a couple of weeks time. Tomane will be familiar to Leinster supporters as the former rugby league man lined out against Leo Cullen’s side in this season’s Champions Cup. Speaking to leinsterrugby.ie Leinster Rugby …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Suffer First Defeat In 15 Months

Ireland have tasted defeat for the first time since their 22-9 loss to Wales in the 2017 Six Nations as they fell to a determined Wallabies side 18-9 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.  It was a mixed bag from an Irish perspective, they played themselves into some incredible positions only to be thwarted by their own inaccuracies or the …

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Ireland Fall To Australia In Incredible Test Match In Brisbane

Ireland have fallen to an 18-9 defeat to the Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in what was an excellent Test match between two great sides.  David Pocock’s second-half try proved the difference as Ireland failed to cross the whitewash which will be a cause of huge frustration for Joe Schmidt. The tone was set straight away when Israel …

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Referee Performance Overshadows All Blacks Thumping Of France

The All Blacks ran out 52-11 winners over France at Eden Park in Auckland this morning but the scoreline can be considered a bit flattering when you consider what occurred during the second-half.  At half-time, France were leading 8-11 and they had matched their much-fancied opponents in all aspects of the game up until that point. However, a yellow-card to Paul …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of Australia V Ireland Showdown

The captain’s runs have been completed and the next time the Irish and Australian players grace the Suncorp turf they will be going head-to-head in what should be an enthralling Test match.  Here, we take a look at five key questions ahead of Saturday’s first Test. 1. Joey Carbery Gets The Nod At 10 A few eyebrows were raised when Joe …

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