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Simon Zebo A Doubt For Champions Cup Visit Of Munster To Paris

Simon Zebo

Racing 92 could be without the services of former Munster player Simon Zebo for the visit of the Irish province to Paris in the Heineken Champions Cup this weekend. According to a report by James Harrington in the Irish Examiner, the former Ireland international has emerged as a doubt after he was withdrawn from Racing’s win over Clermont in the …

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Leinster Issue Johnny Sexton & James Ryan Injury Update

Sexton Ryan

Leinster Rugby have issued an injury update on key duo Johnny Sexton and James Ryan ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Lyon on Sunday.  The eastern province have already qualified for the quarter-finals of this season’s competition thanks to the four wins they have secured in the pool stages thus far. Sunday’s visit of Lyon will provide a …

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Michael Fatialofa To Remain In Hospital After Suffering Neck Injury

Michael Fatialofa

Worcester Warriors’ Michael Fatialofa is set to remain in hospital for a second night after the New Zealand second-row suffered a neck injury in his side’s loss to Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday.  Fatialofa came on in the second half but was removed on a stretcher after carrying the ball into contact a minute into his introduction. The …

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Controversy As Owen Farrell Escapes Punishment With Dangerous Tackle

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell was in the spotlight on Saturday after he was involved in a controversial incident in Saracens’ heavy 62-5 victory over Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park.  Mark McCall’s side are doing everything in their power to get themselves out of their precarious standing in the Gallagher Premiership. This latest bonus-point victory sees them on -7 points, 18 points behind …

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Leinster Make Wholesale Changes While Murray Debuts For Connacht

leinster connacht

Leo Cullen has changed Leinster’s entire backline from their win in Thomond Park last week ahead of tomorrow’s inter-provincial clash with Connacht at the RDS. Jordan Larmour comes into the team at full-back with Fergus McFadden and Dave Kearney making up the back three on the right and left wings respectively. Joe Tomane returns from injury where he will take up …

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Henderson And Stockdale Boost For Ulster As Team Named For Munster

Ulster team Munster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland has named his team to take on Munster at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night (KO 7.35pm).  Ulster have made three changes to the team which recorded a bonus-point victory over Connacht in Belfast last time out. Two of those three changes sees Ireland internationals Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale return to the fold. Henderson …

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Carbery & Murray Return As Munster Name Team For Ulster Clash

Munster team Ulster

Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have both been named in the starting XV for Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.35pm).  Carbery made his return from an ankle injury as a replacement in last Saturday’s loss to Leinster at Thomond Park but he has now been handed a start as he looks to step up …

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Saracens Chairman Nigel Wray Steps Down

Nigel Wray

Nigel Wray has resigned from his role as chairman of Saracens with immediate effect.  Wray said: “As we enter a new year, a new decade, it is time for the Club to make a fresh start. I am not getting any younger and feel this is the right moment for me to stand down as Chairman and just enjoy being …

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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

2020 calendar

With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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Pundit Arena’s Irish Rugby Team Of The Decade

Irish Rugby Team Of The Decade

It has been a pretty special decade for Irish rugby.  Although the country has yet to surpass the quarter-final stage of a World Cup, there has been some landmark moments, incredible feats and the rise of some truly world-class players over the last 10 years. Here, we have produced what we believe to be the best team of the decade. …

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The Power Plays: Authoritative Display From Ross Byrne Begs Six Nations Question

Ross Byrne

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. There was no shortage of superb displays from Leinster in their 13-6 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  What clearly stood out was the defensive masterclass put on by the reigning champions which was spearheaded by captain Scott Fardy and the increasingly prominent Will Connors who completed …

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How One Divided Town Is Using Sport To Broker Peace

Lurgan

July is always a very contentious time of year in Northern Ireland with the annual celebrations of ‘The Twelfth’ more often than not highlighting the division between the states two communities. Ulster has made headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons and one area that’s name is constantly dragged through the mud is Lurgan. Known very much for …

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The Definitive Rugby Quiz Of 2019

Rugby Quiz

It’s been a pretty special year for rugby.  2019 started off with Wales winning a Grand Slam in Warren Gatland’s final year in charge while at European club level, Saracens won the Champions Cup after a gripping final against Leinster. This, of course, was all an appetiser before the main course – the 2019 Rugby World Cup – and it …

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Munster & Leinster Name Teams For Sold Out Thomond Park Derby

Munster Leinster Teams

Munster and Leinster have both named their teams ahead of Saturday’s mouthwatering clash at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14.  Both teams enter this match on the back of Interpro wins. Munster beat Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway last weekend while Leinster put 54 points on Ulster at the RDS in what was a highly entertaining game. Munster make …

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Your Friday TV Guide For All Of Today’s Sport

Sport TV Guide Friday

Friday 27th December Sport TV Guide  Leopardstown Christmas Festival Day 2 – RTÉ2  Race 1 – 12.05pm – The Paddy Power ‘Only 363 Days Till Christmas’ 3yo Maiden Hurdle – 3yo 16f Race 2 – 12.35pm – The Paddy Power ‘Live Stream All Irish Racing On Our App’ Beginners Steeplechase – 4yo+ 17f Race 3 – 1.10pm – The Paddy’s …

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Scarlets Confirm Liam Williams Return Following Saracens Spell

Liam Williams

Wales international Liam Williams will rejoin Scarlets for the 2020/21 season following a three-year spell with Saracens. Williams began his professional career with the Welsh side in 2011 but made the move to Saracens following a successful British & Irish Lions tour in 2017. In his first season at Allianz Park, Williams scored 10 tries in all competitions and has …

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