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Will Addison’s Season Is Over After Undergoing Back Surgery

Will Addison

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Will Addison has undergone back surgery which puts an end to his season.  Addison hasn’t played since Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the end of January. The 26-year-old was named in Ireland’s initial squad for this year’s Six Nations but he didn’t play a minute of action …

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Cane Cleared For Contact As Recovery From Broken Neck Continues

New Zealand flanker, Sam Cane, has been cleared for contact training six months after suffering a broken neck during their narrow win over South Africa. The 27-year-old underwent surgery after he sustained a small fracture in a vertebra on the lower right side of his neck in the 32-30 win in Pretoria last October but has been involved in light …

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Munster Confirm That Joey Carbery Is A Doubt For Saracens Semi-Final

Joey Carbery

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has confirmed today that out-half Joey Carbery is a doubt for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final clash with Saracens at the Ricoh Arena in two week’s time.  Carbery was removed from the fray with a hamstring injury in the opening half of Munster’s quarter-final victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield and the southern province will …

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Johann Van Graan Signs Contract Extension With Munster

Huge news coming out of Munster this morning as it has been confirmed that head-coach, Johann van Graan has extended his contract for a further two years and will now remain in the province until 2022. The news was confirmed by Munster Rugby this morning. The South African native joined the provincial side in 2017 after leaving his role as …

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How The PRO14 Playoff Race Looks With Just Two Rounds Remaining

PRO14 Playoff

There are just two regular season rounds remaining in this season’s Guinness PRO14 campaign and the race for a coveted playoff position looks set to go down to the wire.  The top three teams in each conference qualify for the PRO14 playoffs. In terms of European qualification, the three highest ranked European sides from each conference will qualify for the …

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Late Tavuyara Try Earns Benetton Deserved Draw With Leinster

Leinster 27 Bennetton 27 A makeshift Leinster side conceded an 80th minute try this evening as they were held at home by a brave Benetton outfit. Leinster held possession the majority of the first five minutes as they looked to build through the phases and keep the ball in play just as they had done against Ulster in last week’s …

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Ireland Thump Russia To Secure Semi-Final Berth In Hong Kong

Ireland Sevens

Ireland have won their quarter-final at the World Sevens Series qualifying tournament in Hong Kong which leaves them just two wins away from securing a place on next season’s World Series circuit.  Anthony Eddy’s side put in an utterly dominant display in their last-eight clash with Russia as they emerged 47-0 winners. Three players scored a brace of tries during …

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Ireland Now Three Wins Away From World Series Qualification

Ireland Sevens

The Ireland men’s sevens team are now just three wins away from securing a spot on the World Series circuit after overcoming Russia 33-7 in their final pool match at the Hong Kong 7s.  Anthony Eddy’s side are looking to secure a spot in the World Series for the first time and they have come through their pool thanks to …

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Ireland’s Long Road To World Cup Laid Out By World Rugby

Ireland Women's World Cup

World Rugby have today revealed details of how Ireland can qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup which is due to take place in New Zealand in 2021.  Ireland’s disappointing showing at the 2017 World Cup, which was hosted on Irish soil, saw them finish outside of the top seven teams and as a consequence, missed out on automatic qualification …

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Rory Best On Jack McGrath Signing: It Makes You Want To Play On

Captain, Rory Best, has praised Ulster’s signing of “world class” player, Jack McGrath who will join from Leinster at the end of the season.  The 29-year-old has won 54 caps for Ireland to date and featured in all three Tests on the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Having fallen down the pecking order in Leinster, McGrath …

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Luke McGrath Captains Leinster For PRO14 Clash With Benetton

Leinster Team

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his matchday 23 for the visit of Benetton on Saturday.  The eastern province have named a much-changed side to the one which overcame the challenge of Ulster in the Heineken Champions Cup at the weekend. Up front, Jack McGrath starts at loosehead after his move to Ulster next season was confirmed this week. …

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