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First-Choice For Munster The Aim For Jack O’Donoghue Before Green Goal

Jack O'Donoghue

468 minutes under his belt already this season and seven appearances which included a start against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup last weekend, Jack O’Donoghue is exactly where he wants to be right now.  The majority of the 2018/19 season was a complete write-off as O’Donoghue was recovering from damage to his Medial collateral ligament (MCL) and Anterior cruciate …

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Ulster Flourishing In Dan McFarland’s Every Inch Mentality

Dan McFarland

Week by week, hope and optimism surrounding Ulster Rugby continues to grow.  And why shouldn’t it? The northern province are coming off the back of a hugely successful fortnight in Europe where back-to-back wins over Bath and Clermont Auvergne sees them top of Pool 3. In the Guinness PRO14, they are sitting second in Conference A and can consolidate that …

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England Attack Coach Departs Setup Ahead Of Six Nations

Scott Wisemantel

Scott Wisemantel has departed from his role as England attack coach, the RFU confirmed today.  Wisemantel joined the England setup ahead of the summer tour of South Africa in 2018 with the Australian having a big impact during his time with the national side. Wisemantel’s contract expired at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup but he has opted …

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Champions Cup Power Rankings: Who’s In Control Ahead Of Round 3?

Champions Cup

The first two rounds of this season’s Champions Cup are complete and already we’re beginning to get a clear picture of the sides who will be in contention of reaching the knockout stages.  Of course, there is still plenty of rugby to be played in this competition and the December back-to-backs, which begin this weekend, will prove crucial in determining …

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Peter O’Mahony: “He’d Be Disappointed Himself But He Shouldn’t Be”

Peter O'Mahony JJ Hanrahan

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has praised the performance of out-half JJ Hanrahan during his side’s Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. The Kerry man kicked 11 of Munster’s 21-point haul, including a monster conversion to level the game following Andrew Conway’s late try. Hanrahan had an opportunity to steal the win for Johann van Graan’s …

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

Loughman

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

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

noel mcnamara

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

joe marler

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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