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Carbery Class As Munster Thump Gloucester In Kingsholm

Munster Gloucester Joey Carbery

Gloucester – 15 Munster – 41 Munster secured a vital away bonus-point victory inspired by Joey Carbery in the Heineken Champions Cup as they defeated Gloucester 41-15 at Kingsholm on Friday night. Munster’s lineout and scrum proved dominant at crucial parts of the game which helped Munster en route to victory while Conor Murray’s box-kicking proved to be a thorn …

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Boost For Ireland As Sean O’Brien In Contention For Six Nations Return

Sean O'Brien Ireland Leinster

Ireland have received a boost ahead of the 2019 Six Nations with the news that Sean O’Brien is in contention to make a return in time for the competition.  O’Brien hasn’t played since he broke his arm while playing for Ireland against Argentina during the November Internationals. However, at today’s Captain’s Run ahead of Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with …

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Leo Cullen: I’m Not Worried About What I Don’t Have

Leo Cullen Leinster

Leo Cullen has been dealt a blow with the news that a number of his front line players will not be involved in the crucial Champions Cup Pool 1 clash against Toulouse at the RDS on Saturday afternoon. The ‘pool decider’, as it has been dubbed this week, is a sell-out and unfortunately for supporters of the eastern province, the …

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Kearney & Leavy Added To Leinster Injury List Ahead Of Toulouse Test

leinster injury list

Leinster have today confirmed that some key individuals are carrying knocks and therefore will not take part in tomorrow’s crucial Heineken Champions Cup Clash with Toulouse. It was reported earlier in the week that the province’s captain and World Rugby Player of the Year, Johnny Sexton would miss out at the RDS and be replaced by Ross Byrne. That has …

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Sam Underhill To Miss Six Nations Following Ankle Surgery

Sam Underhill England

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has been dealt a huge blow with the news that flanker, Sam Underhill, will miss the Six Nations following surgery on his ankle. The 22-year-old sustained the injury during Bath’s 23-16 win over Leicester Tigers in the Premiership last month. According to BBC Sport, Underhill is expected to be out for three months, meaning he …

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O’Halloran & Aki Return As Connacht Name Team For Sale Test

Bundee Aki Tiernan O'Halloran Connacht

Connacht full-back, Tiernan O’Halloran, has been named in Andy Friend’s side to face Sale Sharks in the European Challenge Cup tomorrow.  The 27-year-old has recovered from the leg injury that saw him miss all of the interprovincial derbies over the Christmas period and will feature in the back line alongside Cian Kelleher and Matt Healy. Following his contract extension earlier …

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Baloucoune Makes Ulster European Debut As Zebo Returns To Ireland

ulster racing zebo

Ulster have announced their team to take on Racing 92 in tomorrow’s crunch Champions Cup Round 5 tie at the Kingspan Stadium.  The big news coming out of Belfast is that 21-year-old Academy product Robert Baloucoune will make his European debut for the provincial side who welcome back a plethora of regulars following their disappointing defeat to Leinster last week. The …

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Haley: “We Need To Take This Group By The Scruff Of Its Neck”

Mike Haley Munster

Munster full-back, Mike Haley, has urged his teammates to embrace the challenge that Gloucester will provide tonight in Kingsholm in their Pool 2 Heineken Champions Cup encounter.  Johann van Graan has named a strong team for the encounter with Chris Farrell deemed fit to play following a positive scan on his knee earlier this week. Gloucester have had their own …

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