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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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Neil Warnock: “It’s The Best League In World With The Worst Officials”

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock was left fuming on Sunday following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea as they continue to battle for their Premier League lives. Warnock was irate after Cesar Azpilicueta equalised for Chelsea despite clearly standing in an offside position. His misery was further compounded when Antonio Rudiger was only shown a yellow card despite pulling down Kenneth Zohore …

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Stander & Taute Return As Munster Ring Changes For Cardiff Trip

CJ Stander will make his first appearance this season for Munster as they take on Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 on Friday night. JJ Hanrahan comes into the side at full-back and there is an all-changed centre partnership with Jaco Taute making his first start since returning from injury alongside Rory Scannell. Hanrahan joins Andrew Conway and Darren Sweetnam in …

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Fixtures And Dates For Ireland’s UEFA Nations League Matches Announced

Ireland’s next competitive football ties come against Wales and Denmark, after the Boys in Green were thrown in against the familiar foes in today’s UEFA Nations League draw. Martin O’Neill now has a run of friendlies to get his team in shape ahead of the competition, with the opening fixture taking place in Cardiff. New Wales manager Ryan Giggs will be eager …

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Date, Venue & Opponent Confirmed For Anthony Joshua’s Title Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Anthony Joshua (White Shorts) puts Wladimir Klitschko (Grey Shorts) down in the 5th round during the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight World Title bout at Wembley Stadium on April 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua’s next opponent has been confirmed. The British boxer is set to defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on October 28 in Cardiff. https://t.co/ooyjHRb26q ? pic.twitter.com/L9g1f452PJ — Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 5, 2017 Following rumours of a potential re-match with Wladamir Klitschko before he announced his retirement, AJ’s latest battle has now been finalised with the fight …

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The 2017/18 Pro14 “New Signings XV”

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Including transfers between each other, the Pro14 sides have made 74 signings this summer. But which 15 players arriving from other leagues make it to our Pro14 New Signings XV? The start of the 2017/18 season sees two new teams joining the Pro14. The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs may have been shown the door by Super Rugby, but they …

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A Statistical Review Of The Guinness Pro12 2016/17 Season

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Season, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 23/8/2016 Pictured today at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness PRO12 Season Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby), John Muldoon (Connacht Rugby), Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby), Billy Holland (Munster Rugby), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby), George Biagi (Zebre Rugby) and Lewis Evans (Newport Gwent Dragons) Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scarlets emphatically secured their maiden Pro12 title this year in somewhat surprising fashion against a much-fancied Munster side that have been on their best form in years after the untimely passing of head-coach Anthony Foley. For the second year in a row, Rhys Patchell was the tournament’s top points scorer – overtaking Kiwi Tyler Bleyendaal’s tally of 144 points in …

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