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Leinster Announce New Contracts For 15 Players

Leinster are riding the crest of a wave at present. Sitting atop the Pro12 table, they marched onto the Champions Cup semi-final with a comprehensive win over Premiership leaders Wasps last weekend. However, what is evening more promising for the RDS-faithful is the manner in which the younger generation led the charge in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Joey Carbery, …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Irish Options on the Wings

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The next article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with this instalment focusing on the Irish wingers available for selection. Ireland – Keith Earls, Andrew Conway, Ronan O’Mahony, Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Tommy Bowe, Adam Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin, Niyi Adeolokun Keith Earls The …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Although there existed the possibility of all four Irish provinces qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals prior to round five, only Munster and Leinster ultimately made it into the last eight. Ulster fans will no doubt rue the fact that their side came away from Bordeaux Begles empty handed. The northern province led 13-9 with six minutes remaining …

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Five Uncapped Players Who Could Be Included In Ireland’s Six Nations Squad

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will name his 2017 Six Nations squad on Monday as Ireland will attempt win their third Six Nations title in the last four seasons after back-to-back championship wins in 2014 and 2015. Last year Schmidt named an extended 35-man squad that included the previously uncapped CJ Stander, Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey, while the …

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Will Greenwood Names His Starting Lions Team

Former British and Irish Lions centre Will Greenwood has named his starting Lions XV for this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Greenwood, who was a Lions tourist on the 1997 tour of South Africa, the 2001 tour of Australia and the 2005 tour of New Zealand, has named a starting XV consisting of eight English players, five Irish and two …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017 Leinster vs Montpellier Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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Five Quick Conclusions From Leinster’s Win Over Montpellier

Leinster’s comprehensive 57-3 win over Montpellier on Friday night secured Leo Cullen’s side top spot in Pool 4 and automatic qualification to the knockout stages after a disappointing 2015/16 campaign. First-half tries to Isa Nacewa, Jack Conan and Adam Byrne set up a healthy 24-3 lead at halftime before further tries from Conan, Luke McGrath, Cian Healy and Garry Ringrose …

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4 Young Irish Players To Watch In This Season’s Pro 12

uropean Rugby Champions Cup Round 1, Stade Charles Mathon, Oyonnax, France 10/1/2016 Oyonnax vs Ulster Ulster's Kyle McCall is tackled by Oyonnax's Pierrick Gunther Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

With the Pro 12 set to recommence in just three weeks’ time, Jonathan Fitzpatrick profiles four young Irish players to watch out for throughout the 2016/17 season.  ______ 1. Cian Kelleher (Connacht) The manner in which Leinster expressed their disappointment at losing the services of the young fullback in February speaks volumes about his potential. Rejecting the province’s proposed two-year …

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Five Must Watch Rugby Documentaries And Mini-Series

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With growing advances in technology and a driving demand for more exclusive content, rugby is arguably at its most accessible point in the history of the sport. Fans want to see more than what they see on their screens or from the stands on a Saturday or Sunday, they want to see what goes on behind the scenes. They want to …

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Madigan Punished By Cullen For Signing For Bordeaux

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has made 12 changes to the side to take on the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday night but mercurial inside back Ian Madigan was not one of them, as the 26-year-old will start tomorrow night’s game from the bench. With in excess of 30 players missing through Irish call ups (senior and Under 20s) and injury, Cullen was always …

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