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Michael Cheika Rues “Disrespectful” Folau As Sacking Looms

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Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments look to have ruled him out of selection ahead of the Rugby World Cup according to Wallabies head coach, Michael Cheika. Last week, Folau posted a message to Instagram stating that “Hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. As Folau’s future with Australia hangs in the balance, Cheika criticised the 30-year-old following …

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Conor O’Shea’s Future In Doubt As Italy Approach Cheetah’s Coach

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Conor O’Shea’s future as the Italian head coach has been thrown into jeopardy following reports that the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) made an approach to Franco Smith, head coach of the Toyota Cheetahs. O’Shea’s current contract is set to run until the end of next year’s Six Nations campaign, however, the Guinness PRO 14 outfit confirmed via Twitter that Smith …

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Unrepentant Israel Folau Happy To Give Up Rugby If It Is God’s Will

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Controversial Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, has said that the outraged response to his recent social media post has not made him change his stance.  In a post on Instagram last week, the 30-year-old warned drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators, that hell awaits them. Rugby Australia soon released a statement saying that they intend to terminate …

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Four-Try Connacht Secure PRO14 Play-Off Place With Win Over Cardiff

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Connacht 29 Cardiff Blues 22 Connacht have secured their place in the Guinness PRO14 play-offs with a seven-point win over Cardiff Blues in the Sportsground this afternoon.  First half-tries from Caolin Blade and Gavin Thornbury saw the home side seven points ahead at the break but it wasn’t until Matt Healy crossed for an opportunistic try that a win looked …

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Hanrahan Points Munster To Crucial Bonus-Point Win Over Benetton

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Benetton 28 Munster 37 Munster continued their hunt for the top spot in Conference B with a hard-fought win over Benetton in Italy this evening.  Seventeen points from the boot of JJ Hanrahan, as well as tries from Rhys Marshall, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly and Alby Mathewson, saw Johann van Graan’s men eventually secure the win following a topsy-turvy beginning …

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Sam Arnold: “The Blood Donors Literally Kept My Sister Alive”

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Munster player, Sam Arnold, has urged people to give blood, revealing that his sister receives regular donations for a rare genetic disorder.  According to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, only three percent of eligible Irish people give blood while 3,000 blood donors are required every week in this country. The Munster centre revealed that his sister has needed blood donations …

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Saracens Release Statement Addressing Billy Vunipola Instagram Post

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Saracens have responded to social media posts by their England international, Billy Vunipola, in which he defended Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. Vunipola “liked” Folau’s initial post which was captioned, “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your …

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Aki Returns For Connacht While Henshaw & Toner Back In With Leinster

Robbie Henshaw and Devin Toner return to the Leinster starting XV for tomorrow’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. Both Ireland internationals have been on the sidelines now since February but are expected to get valuable minutes under their belts in this weekend’s penultimate round of the Guinness PRO 14. Toner returns from ankle surgery to take his …

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Billy Vunipola Defends Israel Folau’s Anti-Gay Instagram Post

England international, Billy Vuniplola has defended controversial Australian star, Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. It is understood that Rugby Australia intends to terminate Folau’s contract after the much-maligned full-back wrote on Instagram that; “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau lead with the caption: “Those …

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Watch: “The Culture Of Leinster Is A Winning Mindset”

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Leinster players, Luke McGrath, Fergus McFadden, Dave Kearney and Will Connors have opened up about some of the factors that have made the club so successful in recent times. The reigning PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup winners find themselves back in another European semi-final where they will face Toulouse in the Aviva Stadium on April 21. Despite being four-time winners …

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Connacht Announce Contract Extensions, Departures & Retirements

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Connacht Rugby have further finalised their plans for next season as the club have announced a number of contract extensions and departures including some retirements.  The western province confirmed today that hooker Shane Delahunt and centre Peter Robb have both signed contract extensions which will keep them in Galway for the foreseeable future – the club did not disclose how …

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Munster & Ulster Name Sides For Penultimate Round Of PRO14 Action

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Munster and Ulster have named their respective sides as they both enter crucial matches in the Guinness PRO14 on Friday night.  Both provinces are hoping to finish off the season strongly with Munster battling it out for a home semi-final while Ulster will look to improve their chances of securing a home quarter-final. Munster are currently battling on domestic and …

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Rugby Australia Intend To Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

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Rugby Australia have released a statement outlining that they intend to terminate Israel Folau’s contract. Folau posted a message on his Instagram account which contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin …

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Munster’s Ronan O’Mahony Retires From Rugby With Immediate Effect

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Munster have confirmed that winger Ronan O’Mahony has retired from rugby with immediate effect.  O’Mahony broke his leg and dislocated his ankle in a clash with Treviso in April 2017 and he has now been advised to retire on medical grounds despite making appearances for Munster in the interim. Commenting on the announcement O’Mahony said, “I’m heartbroken to be finishing …

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Rugby Australia Release Statement On “Unacceptable” Folau Post

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Rugby Australia have released a short statement addressing the “unacceptable” social media post which Israel Folau issued that contains anti-gay sentiments.  Folau posted a message on his Instagram account which contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: …

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“Hell Awaits You” – Israel Folau Posts Another Anti-Gay Message

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Wallabies and Waratahs star fullback Israel Folau has issued another anti-gay post via his Instagram account.  The post contains an image which says that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. The image also states that “only Jesus saves”. Folau leads with the caption: “Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless …

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