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The 2020/21 Champions Cup Teams If Season Ended Now

Champions Cup

There will be no shortage of headaches for competition organisers over the coming weeks and months as the Covid-19 pandemic puts a shuddering halt to the 2019/20 season.  With the current rugby season likely to be cancelled, we immediately cast our minds to the 2020/21 campaign and the potential ramifications that this unprecedented time will have on the new season. …

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The Irish Club Rugby Season To Conclude With Immediate Effect

IRFU

The IRFU have confirmed that the Irish club rugby season has concluded, officially putting an end to the 2019/20 season.  The directive applies to all national and provincial competitions. As a result, there will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five men’s Energia AIL divisions. For Cup competitions which have reached the final stage, the cup will …

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Quiz: The Starting XV Which Beat France In 2000 Six Nations

Ireland Rugby Quiz

On this day 20 years ago, a monumental day in Irish rugby occurred as Ireland defeated France in the 2000 Six Nations.  At the time, it was Ireland’s first win over France in 17 years and their first in Paris since 1972. It was also the day that a young Brian O’Driscoll announced himself to the rugby world with an …

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PRO14 Cancel Final In Cardiff & Suspend Season Indefinitely

PRO14 Coronavirus

The PRO14 have released a statement whereby they have confirmed that the 2019/20 season has been suspended indefinitely.  This season’s final which was due to take place at the Cardiff City Stadium on June 20 has now been cancelled. The organisation have outlined four sets of criteria which would enable the resumption of this season’s competition. These are as follows: …

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“I Definitely Won’t Rule It Out Because I Miss Home”

zebo

Simon Zebo has said he still harbours ambitions to add to his 35 international rugby caps but will hold no grudges if it never comes to fruition. Zebo’s last appearance for Ireland came almost three years ago when he started at full-back in their summer tour of Japan. However, after leaving Munster in 2018 for pastures new with Racing 92, …

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EPCR Confirm Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Have Been Postponed

The EPCR have confirmed that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed.  The news comes as no surprise and was expected following the ongoing spread of COVID-19 which continues to spread across the globe. The organisation confirmed that the decision was made following a conference call today and that the eight games will be postponed with the entire …

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Quiz: Name The Past Winners Of World Rugby Coach Of The Year

Rugby Quiz

Continuing on from our quiz on Sunday which tested your knowledge on all of the players who have won World Rugby Player of the Year, we’re now onto those who helped make them the world-class rugby players they proved to be.  It’s time to test your knowledge of coaches. Similar to Sunday’s quiz, we want you to name all of …

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SRU Announce Fund To Assist Clubs During Coronavirus Outbreak

Scottish Rugby Fund

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) have announced a funding initiative which seeks to help clubs who are facing financial difficulty due to the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  A Club Hardship Fund (CHP) of £500,000 will be made available to clubs in Scotland who have cash flow problems and other financial issues due to the impacts of now postponed fixtures and …

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Ian Madigan Agrees Terms With Ulster Ahead Of Next Season

ian madigan

Ian Madigan will join Ulster ahead of next season the province has confirmed after agreeing on terms with the out-half last month. The 30-time capped Irish international made 147 appearances for Leinster between 2009 and 2016 before joining French outfit Bordeaux Béagles. After playing just 20 times in France, Madigan linked up in Pat Lam and Bristol in 2017 where …

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Harlequins Release Statement Following Joe Marler Suspension

Joe Marler’s club Harlequins have expressed their disappointment at the length of the ban handed down to the England international following Saturday’s game against Wales. Marler was handed a 10-week suspension after he was involved in an incident with Alun Wyn Jones ten minutes into England’s 33-30 win over Wales last weekend when during a melee, he was caught on …

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Wales’ Six Nations Clash With Scotland Officially Postponed

Wales’ Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday has been postponed. The last remaining game in the tournament was scheduled to go ahead as planned with the Welsh rugby union this morning defending their decision not to cancel the clash with Scotland. However, the inevitable has now occurred as the fixture in Cardiff has …

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Guinness PRO14 Season Has Been Suspended Indefinitely

PRO14 Coronavirus

Guinness PRO14 officials have confirmed that the season has been suspended indefinitely. The drastic action has come to light as the outbreak of Coronavirus [Covid-19] continues to worsen throughout Europe. PRO14 have confirmed they will review the suspension as time goes on as public health advice continues to be updated. You can read the full statement below: “The current Guinness …

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Wales & Scotland Name Teams For Six Nations Clash On Saturday

Wales Scotland teams

Wales and Scotland have both named their respective sides for their 2020 Guinness Six Nations round five clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.  Despite numerous sporting events being cancelled/postponed or at the very least, played behind closed doors due to the outbreak of Covid-19/coronavirus, this Saturday’s Six Nations clash in Cardiff is still due to go ahead. …

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