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Munster – European Superpower To Ireland’s Worst Province

There’s no other way to put it, Munster were an absolute shambles  in their do or die Pool 4 decider against Stade Francais at the Stade Jean-Bouin, as Anthony Foley’s side bowed out of the Champions Cup with a disappointing 27-7 defeat in Paris. The terms were simple for Munster – win and stay in the competition, lose and go out …

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Toulon Put On Forwards Clinic To Knock Leinster Out Of The Champions Cup

Three time and reigning Champions Cup champions Toulon put on a second-half clinic to eliminate Leinster from this season’s Champions Cup, scoring 15 points unanswered in the second-half to secure their first away win in this season’s competition. With their backs up against the wall and needing a win to stand any chance of progressing from a highly competitive Pool …

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Leinster’s Rob Kearney Makes Bold Claim Ahead Of Toulon Game

Three consecutive losses in Europe has not seemed to diminish the confidence of Leinster’s Rob Kearney, with the Irish full-back claiming that while reigning Champions Cup holders Toulon will be tough to overcome this Saturday, they are indeed beatable. Speaking ahead of Leinster’s critical return match at the Aviva Stadium with the star-studded French side, Kearney did not underestimate the size of the …

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George Ford Signs New Deal With Bath

England fly-half George Ford has signed a new deal with Bath that will keep him at The Rec for another two years. Ford said it was an easy decision to stay in Somerset and comes as massive news for the club on the back of the signings of Welsh duo Toby Faletau and Luke Charteris for next season. Ford has …

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Munster Built For The Future, Not The Present

Munster’s crushing 31-19 loss to Leicester on Saturday night at Thomond Park was the reality check that Anthony Foley and many Munster fans needed – they’re just not there yet. The fight, the willingness to charge forward and the ability to capitalise on momentum, hallmarks of Munster rugby in the past, was there to see in patches on a cold night in …

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Leinster Beat Themselves Before Toulon Have The Opportunity

Leinster have effectively bowed out of this year’s Champions Cup after going down 24-9 to a less than convincing Toulon side at the Stade Mayol. Needing a win to stand any realistic chance of progressing from a loaded Pool 5, Leinster beat themselves before Toulon had any opportunity to, as too often did Leo Cullen’s side fail to execute when it …

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Ospreys Wing Walker Takes Ryan Giggs-Esque Approach To Hamstring Recovery

Ospreys’ Eli Walker is to take a rather imaginative, albeit an increasingly popular, approach to his hamstring recovery.   Walker has been tormented by problems in that area for much of his career and has now taken up what appears to be a growing phenomenon amongst professional sports people. The Wales international has taken a leaf out of Ryan Giggs’ book in order to improve …

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Glasgow Warriors’ Tie With Racing Metro Postponed

Following the atrocities in Paris last night, the decision has been taken to postpone the Champions Cup game between Racing Metro and Glasgow Warriors, which was due to take place in Stade Yves-Du-Manoir this afternoon. Both sides were due to open their campaigns in the French capital this evening, but due to the acts of terrorism that unfolded last night, …

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European Cup Pool Preview – Ulster

Ulster recorded a first ever European Cup triumph for Irish provinces in 1999, but the men from the North no longer dine at the top table in Europe. Can they spring a surprise and replicate that victory this season? _____ Overview: It’s hard to escape the feeling Ulster’s chances of success, both in Europe and domestically, has sailed away. After …

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European Cup Preview – Munster

It’s nearly ten years since Munster won their first of two European Cups, now led by a former on-field general, Ireland’s southern province will be keen to try and return to the glory days of the last decade. _____ Overview: As the Irish internationals filter back into the squad, and the new arrivals integrate more and more by the week, Munster can be pleased with …

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Irish Province Revealed as Having Highest Rugby Attendance In Europe

European Professional Club Rugby has announced official attendance records for the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup.  The EPCR is the governing body and organiser of two European rugby union club tournaments and today it has announced whose fans are at the races for the continental clashes. Irish fans have been screaming for years that their fans are the best in the …

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EPCR Champions Cup Gets OWNED By Pissed Off Fan

He’s just saying what we were all thinking. The official Champions Cup Facebook page walked itself straight in to this one last week.  _____ There’s something beautiful about organisations, created more or less solely to extract money from normal people sleep walking itself in to a witty retort. In the case it was the EPCR Champions Cup page in the …

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