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The Cost Of Ireland’s Grand Slam To Be Learned In Champions Cup Clashes

Ireland is enjoying a satisfyingly steadily upward trajectory in the world of Test rugby and following their Six Nations Grand Slam this month, Joe Schmidt’s side has overtaken England as the closest rival to New Zealand’s rugby dominion. The nature of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign was one of control, accuracy and authority, featuring a lethal cutting edge often lamented as …

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Champions Cup Rugby Will Be Shown Free To Air Next Season [Report]

There is good news being reported by The Telegraph this morning with the report that Champions Cup fixtures will be shown free-to-air next season. BT Sport secured the rights to show the competition from next season until 2022 but there is flexibility from tournament organisers to allow free-to-air broadcasters to show games as part of that deal. Sky Sports who currently …

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Munster Announce A Wave Of Exciting Contract Extensions

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3, Thomond Park, Limerick 9/12/2017 Munster vs Leicester Tigers Munster's Sam Arnold

Munster and the IRFU have confirmed that four of their exciting youth prospects have signed two-year deals to remain with the province until 2020. Sammy Arnold, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin have all signed on to stay for the next two years, in a big boost for Munster’s healthy youth production line. Munster Rugby and the IRFU can …

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Power Ranking The Remaining Sides Aiming For Champions Cup Glory

After a frantic weekend of Champions Cup action which saw the calculators dusted off to predict who would be facing who in the Champions Cup quarter-finals, we finally have our eight teams who will be going toe-to-toe for a place in the semi-finals.  It’s been one of the most exciting editions of the tournament thus far in recent memory, with …

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Four Irishmen Have Been Shortlisted For European Player Of The Year

The shortlist for the EPCR European Player Of The Year 2018 has been announced this morning.  In total, 15 nominees have been named across eight different clubs, with four Irishmen making the list – Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Jonathan Sexton and Tadhg Furlong. Leinster have the most representatives from any club which is reflected by their top seeding heading into …

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The Ireland In-Form XV For Six Nations Opener Following Weekend Of European Clashes

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18/11/2017 Ireland vs Fiji Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Ireland squad for the opening rounds of the upcoming Six Nations jetted off to Spain on Monday for their pre-tournament training camp where, following a weekend of gruelling European rugby fixtures, they can recover from their respective bangs and bruises. Head coach Joe Schmidt was forced into just one late squad change, with Munster’s James Cronin stepping in for …

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Permutations: Will Leinster/Munster Have Home Semi-Finals If They Progress?

Munster

Leinster and Munster are through to the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup, as they look ahead to the Spring with optimism. Saracens and Toulon travel to Dublin and Limerick respectively, as the two Irish provinces will be filled with confidence that they can reach the semi-finals once again. While all the emphasis this weekend was on home quarter-finals, the permutations …

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Quarter-Final Draw For The European Champions Cup Has Been Confirmed

Don’t worry, rugby fans. It’s over. Now that the final round of games in the European Champions Cup pool stages is completed, it means you no longer need to hurt your brain trying to figure out permutations. Winning/losing bonus points, head-to-head ties, best runner-up spots, and home quarter-finals… It’s all confirmed now. The quarter-final line-up for the European Champions Cup …

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