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Ireland Finish London 7s In Sixth Place After Loss To New Zealand

Ireland Sevens

Ireland finished off their London 7s campaign with a 35-14 loss to New Zealand at Twickenham this afternoon.  The match was played to decide who would finish in fifth place overall but just like in the pool stages, Ireland struggled with the pace and footwork of their Kiwi counterparts. Overall, it was an incredibly positive tournament for Ireland who defied …

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Ireland Power Past Canada To Secure 5th Place Final With New Zealand

Ireland Sevens

Ireland will face familiar foes New Zealand in the 5th place playoff at this year’s London 7s after overcoming Canada 33-14 in a highly entertaining game at Twickenham.  Ireland, competing at this world series event as an invitational side, have had an excellent tournament. They secured their spot in the last eight by beating England and Scotland yesterday in the …

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Brave Ireland Effort Falls Just Short Against Olympic Champions Fiji

Ireland Sevens

Ireland sevens fell to a 33-24 defeat to Fiji in a remarkable Cup Quarter Final at the London 7s in Twickenham this afternoon.  Ireland’s victories over England and Scotland yesterday saw Anthony Eddy’s side secure a spot in the top-eight but they faced a massive task when drawn with Olympic champions Fiji. However, despite competing in this competition as an …

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The Top Performers From Leinster’s PRO14 Final Win Against Glasgow

Leinster

Leinster secured back-to-back Guinness PRO14 titles thanks to a hard-fought 18-15 win over the Glasgow Warriors at Celtic Park on Saturday night.  Due to the wet conditions, the quality of the match was reduced to what can only be described as a ‘slug-fest’ but it was Leinster’s composure and ability to play in such circumstances which saw them eke out …

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A Glasgow & Leinster Combined XV As Chosen By You

Glasgow Leinster

The Guinness PRO14 final between Leinster and Glasgow Warriors kicks off at 6.30 pm this evening and it looks set to be a quality match as these two in-form sides go toe-to-toe.  Glasgow thrashed Ulster at Scotstoun last weekend while Leinster had too much in the tank for Munster as they pulled away in the second half in what was …

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New Zealand Have Too Much For Ireland In One-Sided Victory

Ireland Sevens

New Zealand had too much for Ireland as Anthony Eddy’s side fell to a 34-7 defeat at Twickenham.  Ireland opened their London 7s campaign with a superb 21-17 victory over England but New Zealand showed their ruthlessness by capitalising on mistakes time and time again. Ireland began the game by winning their own kick-off but they lost possession in midfield …

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Watch: Marvel At The Brilliance Of This Quade Cooper Pass

Quade Cooper

The Melbourne Rebels are in with a strong shout to claim a Super Rugby playoff spot after overcoming the Sunwolves 52-7 in Tokyo.  The Rebels are currently second in the Australian conference and failed to overtake the Brumbies who themselves recorded a win over the Bulls in Canberra this weekend. The Rebels take on rivals the Waratahs next weekend and …

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Ireland Stun England In Opening Round Of London 7s

Ireland Sevens

Ireland have defeated England 21-17 in the opening round of the London 7s to get their tournament off to a brilliant start.  Anthony Eddy’s men are taking part in this World Series event as an invitational side and this performance shows that they will be able to compete among the best when they are on the circuit full-time next season …

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Leinster V Glasgow: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

leinster glasgow

We’re just a day away from the Guinness PRO14 final which sees Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors battle it out for the title.  Leinster will be looking to claim back-to-back PRO14 championships while Dave Rennie’s side will be hoping to lift the trophy for the first time since 2015. Both sides have named very strong teams for Saturday’s final at …

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Leo Cullen Apologises For “Throwaway Remark” After Win Against Munster

Leo Cullen

Leo Cullen has apologised for a “throwaway remark” he made during the post-match press conference after Leinster’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS last weekend.  During that press conference, the Leinster head coach stated: “Glasgow rugby players all support Rangers I’ve been told so everybody in Glasgow should be supporting us, the Celtic fans for sure.” Before continuing: “Hopefully, …

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Departing Leinster Second Row Ian Nagle Signs For Zebre

Ian Nagle

Zebre have announced today that they have signed Irish second-row Ian Nagle ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Nagle was one of seven players who Leinster announced will be departing the province but it remained to be seen where he would end up. The 30-year-old has been on loan with Ulster since November where has made 11 appearances for Dan McFarland’s …

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Glasgow Make Just One Change To Matchday 23 For Final With Leinster

Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has made just one change to his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final with Leinster at Celtic Park.  That change comes among the replacements as prop Siua Halanukonuka comes into the squad. Elsewhere, Rennie has stuck with the side which completely dismantled Ulster in the semi-final which sees Ali Price and Adam Hastings …

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Johnny Sexton Returns As Leinster Name Team For PRO14 Final

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Johnny Sexton has returned to the Leinster starting XV for their PRO14 final clash with Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park on Saturday evening. The team captain was left on the bench for the semi-final against Munster last weekend with Ross Byrne preferred at fly-half. He returns to partner Luke McGrath for the final while Byrne is named among the substitutes. …

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