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Sale Sharks Announce Signing Of Springbok Lood De Jager

Lood De Jager

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of Springbok Lood De Jager.  De Jager will join up with Steve Diamond’s side ahead of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season after he finishes the current Super Rugby campaign with the Vodacom Bulls. If he is selected by Rassie Erasmus for South Africa’s World Cup campaign, the 26-year-old will join up with his new …

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Five Left In The Hunt For European Player Of The Year

European Player Of The Year

The nominees for the 2019 EPCR European Player Of The Year award have been whittled down from 15 to five.  At the end of the pool stages, fifteen players were nominated for the award and that has now been reduced to five based on public voting and the verdict of a distinguished panel of rugby experts. Just two teams remain …

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Jerry Sexton, Brother Of Johnny, Signs Deal With Southern Kings

Jerry Sexton

Johnny Sexton’s younger brother, Jerry Sexton, has signed a three-year deal with South African side the Southern Kings in the Guinness PRO14.  The 26-year-old second-row has been plying his trade with the Jersey Reds in the Greene King IPA Championship and currently captains the side. The move opens up the possibility of the two siblings facing off against one another …

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Watch: “Trophies Are Special, But It Can’t Be Everything”

Leinster coaches John Fogarty and Emmet Farrell opened up on what it’s like to be key components in one of European rugby’s most successful clubs. With victory over Toulouse last weekend Leinster find themselves in a strong position to retain the European crown they won last year as they face Saracens in the Champions Cup final. Scrum coach John Fogarty …

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Here’s The Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend As Voted By You

Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Earlier this afternoon we asked you to vote on your best XV from the two semi-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup which took place at the weekend.  There was some obvious decisions and some very tight calls and unsurprisingly, Saracens and Leinster dominate the team with these two sides set to meet in the final on Saturday, May 11. Champions …

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Vote For Your Heineken Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Champions Cup Team

After this weekend’s action, we now know who will contest the 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup final at St James’ Park in Newcastle.  Leinster will meet Saracens on Saturday, May 11 in what looks set to be a truly epic contest. These two are by far the standout teams in the competition and the manner in which they swatted aside Toulouse …

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Munster Confirm Jaco Taute Move To Leicester Tigers

Jaco Taute

Munster have confirmed that South African centre, Jaco Taute, will join Leicester Tigers at the beginning of the next season.  The announcement comes hours after the Premiership club confirmed the signing of Leinster centre, Noel Reid. Taute was first brought to the province in September 2016 as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili and made his debut the following …

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Noel Reid To Join Leicester Tigers At End Of Season

Noel Reid

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that centre Noel Reid will join Leicester Tigers from the start of the 2019/2020 season. The 28-year old made his senior debut for the province against Aironi in October 2011 and has made 120 appearances in a Leinster jersey since then, scoring 103 points. Reid also has one international cap to his name, which came during …

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Israel Folau Code Of Conduct Hearing Set For May

Israel Folau

A Code of Conduct hearing, requested by Israel Folau following his dismissal from Rugby Australia earlier this month, will take place on May 4. The 30-year-old was issued with a termination notice of his $4 million contract on April 15 following his controversial social media post in which he stated that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists …

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Player Ratings As Leinster Set Up Saracens Euro Final Showdown

Sexton

Leinster are on course to defend their Heineken Champions Cup crown as they secured a final meeting with Saracens thanks to a 30-12 victory over Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.  There were concerns that some of Leinster’s top players would be undercooked coming into this clash against an in-form Toulouse side but those worries were unfounded as the …

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Munster Release Statement On Spectator Who Confronted Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola

Munster Rugby have released a statement on the spectator who entered the pitch after the full-time whistle to confront Billy Vunipola.  Munster exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the semi-final stage when they lost 32-16 to Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday afternoon. Much of the reaction to that loss has centred around Vunipola and the booing …

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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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