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England’s Danny Cipriani Suffers Injury Blow Ahead Of Six Nations

PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 22: Danny Cipriani of England looks on during the International match between France and England at Stade de France on August 22, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani will be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a “small tear” to a chest muscle, the Premiership club said on Wednesday. Cipriani sustained the injury during his club’s 29-17 Heineken Champions Cup defeat to Exeter last week. The 31-year-old, signed from Wasps earlier this year, has been instrumental for Gloucester in the …

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Sexton’s Drop Goal Voted Irish Sporting Moment Of 2018

Johnny Sexton

Johnny Sexton’s drop goal to secure victory against France in Ireland’s opening Six Nations encounter has been voted as the most memorable sporting moment of 2018, according to the Teneo Sport and Sponsorship Index (TSSI).  In a game that will live long in the memory, France missed a penalty in the 77th minute to keep Ireland’s faint hopes of a …

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Second-Row Crisis Worsens For McFarland As Ulster Prepare For Munster

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland admitted yesterday the long-term injuries sustained by Iain Henderson and Matthew Rea have deepened the second-row crisis at the province. In a press release issued on Monday, it was revealed that both players have undergone thumb surgery and are expected to be sidelined for up to 10 weeks. This places them on the treatment table …

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Leicester Appoint Geordan Murphy As Head Coach Despite Poor Form

English Premiership side Leicester announced the appointment of Geordan Murphy as head coach on a permanent basis on Tuesday despite a poor run of results under his leadership. The 40-year-old had been holding the position on an interim basis since the opening weeks of the season when Matt O’Connor was sacked after one league game. “It is a huge honour …

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Connacht Announce Loan Signing Of Tom Daly From Leinster

Tom Daly Connacht Leinster

Connacht Rugby have announced the loan signing of Leinster centre Tom Daly until the end of the season.  Daly has played two games for Leinster this season, both in the Guinness PRO14, against the Southern Kings and the Dragons. The 25-year-old has been a part of the Leinster senior setup since 2016. Daly has previously captained the Ireland sevens squad and …

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Castres Have Two Players Cited From Win Over Munster

Chris Cloete Munster Castres

EPCR have confirmed that two Castres players have been cited from their 13-12 win over Munster on Saturday in Round 4 of the Heineken Champions Cup.  The performance of Castres has come in for strong criticism from many quarters with many believing that many unsavoury incidents should have been punished more heavily by referee Wayne Barnes. Rory Kockott has been …

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Clermont Lose Former All Black Toeava To A Shoulder Injury

Toeava

Clermont’s former All Black Isaia Toeava is expected to be out for six months after injuring his shoulder in the 49-24 European Challenge Cup win over the Dragons at the weekend. The 32-year-old, who has scored three tries in ten starts in the Top 14, lasted just ten minutes against the Welsh side before leaving the field. “The Clermont back …

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