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“His Ankle Was Gone And He Still Got Back Up” – Van Graan On Loughman Effort


Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park. The world-class quality of Finn Russell proved a major thorn in Munster’s side at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  His sublime grubber and gather which resulted in the opening try of the game was followed in the second half by a scintillating ‘show-and-go’ as he cut through the line before offloading to the supporting …

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Connacht Leave Empty Handed As Toulouse Record Dominant Win

Connacht Toulouse

Toulouse 32 Connacht 17 Connacht walked away from their Champions Cup clash with Toulouse empty-handed following a 15-point loss in France. Andy Friend’s side led on two occasions during the encounter and while they stayed in touch with the Top 14 champions for the majority of the game, tries from Jerome Kaino and Pita Ahki denied Connacht the losing bonus-point …

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JJ Hanrahan Returns As Alby Mathewson Bids Farewell To Munster


Alby Mathewson will make his final appearance for Munster from the bench in their second-round Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. JJ Hanrahan returns to the side in place of Tyler Bleyendaal who reported stiffness this week and was unavailable for selection. He is one of three changes to the Munster side who recorded a …

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Noel McNamara To Remain In His Role As Ireland U20 Head Coach

Ireland U20 Team

Noel McNamara has confirmed that he will remain in his role as head coach of the Ireland U20s. McNamara guided the side to a Grand Slam title earlier this year in impressive fashion. The young Irish outfit went on to finish eighth at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina, however, the side was decimated by injuries throughout. It was …

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Joe Marler Gives Bizarre In-House Interview Ahead Of Club Return

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Harlequins got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a difficult start last weekend shipping 53 points in a defeat to Clermont Auvergne.  The Premiership outfit face Bath this coming weekend and are bolstered by the return of loosehead prop Joe Marler. Marler played a pivotal role for England en route to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan less than …

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Ulster & Clermont Name Teams For Friday Night Blockbuster Clash

Ulster Clermont Teams

Ulster and Clermont Auvergne have named their respective sides for Friday night’s Round 2 Heineken Champions Cup clash at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.45pm). Both sides are coming into this match off the back of opening-round wins. Ulster claimed at scalp at the Rec as they overcame Bath 17-16 while Clermont thrashed Harlequins at home on a final scoreline of …

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Joe Schmidt Discusses Devin Toner Omission In New Book

Joe Schmidt Devin Toner

Joe Schmidt’s autobiography, ‘Ordinary Joe’, is released today and it offers a number of unique insights into the mind of one the most influential coaches in Irish rugby.  Of course, many people who pick up the book will be looking to understand the former Ireland head coach’s thought process throughout the 2019 Rugby World Cup which saw his side knocked …

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How To Watch Every Rugby Game Online from Anywhere

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Rugby is an old sport, widely known all over the world due to its mix of skill, physicality and intensity. Millions of people like playing and watching rugby games and Betway allows punters to place live rugby bets. Here is an insight into how you can watch rugby games from any part of the globe. ____ VPN Services Some rugby …

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Dave Rennie Confirmed As New Australia Head Coach

Dave Rennie Australia

Dave Rennie has been confirmed as the new head coach of Australia.  The current Glasgow Warriors head coach will finish up at Scotstoun at the end of the current season before he takes up his new role which has been left vacant since Michael Cheika stepped down after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Dave Rennie said: “We’ve loved our time …

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Conor Murray: “I’d Say He’s Looking Forward To Coming Home”

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Munster welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park this weekend for a real heavyweight clash in the Heineken Champions Cup. The pair last met two seasons ago when the French giants overpowered Munster in the tournament semi-final en route to their final defeat by Leinster. That semi-final defeat just happened to be Simon Zebo’s last European game for the southern province …

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Larkham Praises “Amazing” Mathewson As He Prepares To Leave Munster

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham has heaped praise on the province’s departing scrum-half, Alby Mathewson, who will feature for Munster for the final time this weekend.  The province announced his departure earlier this week. The New Zealand native was originally signed on a short-term contract as injury cover for Conor Murray but remained with Munster for 15 months. This weekend’s …

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Munster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Racing 92 Clash

Munster Injury Update

Munster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday (KO 5.30 pm).  The southern province enter this game off the back of a bonus-point 32-13 over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. The Parisian side also secured a bonus-point in their match with Saracens at the Paris La …

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Kieran Marmion To Stay With Connacht After Signing New Contract

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Ireland international scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed a new contract extension with Connacht.  Marmion’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation with reigning English and European champions Saracens reported to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old to Allianz Park. However, Connacht Rugby have now confirmed that Marmion will stay at the Sportsground after signing a three-year contract extension. Commenting …

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Alby Mathewson Will Bid Farewell To Munster This Weekend

Alby Mathewson

Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson will make his final appearance for the southern province this weekend in the clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park.  Former All Black Mathewson originally signed for Munster as short-term cover for Conor Murray who was recovering from a neck injury at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Such was Mathewson’s quality on the pitch and …

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