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RFU Fire Warning To Premiership Clubs Over Skyrocketing Salaries

The RFU have issued a warning to Premiership clubs that the ever-increasing salaries for their players are unsustainable.  The salary cap for Premiership clubs currently stands at £7 million, this figure was established last season when the cap was increased by £500,000. A caveat of this salary cap was that clubs could sign two ‘marquee players’ who would not contribute to …

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Watch: Ulster Score A Superb Late Try To Down Scarlets

Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 15/9/2017 Ulster vs Scarlets Ulster's John Andrew runs in a late try

In an entertaining encounter at the Kingspan Stadium, a superb late try by replacement hooker John Andrew earned the home side a hard-earned 27-20 win. With the scores locked at 2o points apiece with only four minutes to go, the Ulstermen launched an attack from their own 10m line through centre Luke Marshall. Marshall shipped it on to his midfield …

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Where Does Aaron Cruden Sit On The List Of Rugby’s Highest Earners?

Super Rugby Rd 3 - Chiefs v Highlanders

Very few observers were shocked to learn that Aaron Cruden had taken the decision to leave New Zealand and join Montpellier on a three-year deal. After falling behind Beauden Barrett in the All Blacks’ pecking order, Cruden’s departure had been expected. Indeed, last December French rugby site, Rugby 365, had even reported that Montpellier had secured the services of the 47 …

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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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Ulster Target Yet Another Springbok

Ulster Rugby are looking to add Bulls captain and Springboks flanker Arno Botha to their ranks next season as Director of Rugby Les Kiss looks to strengthen his forward pack with Franco van der Merwe expected to leave for Cardiff. After signing former Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee last year, Kiss is now looking to pry Bulls skipper Botha for next season …

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Cardiff Blues Targeting Ulster Second Row In What Would Be A Significant Transfer Coup

Ulster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Despite the optimism that existed in Ulster following the signings of Charles Piutau and Marcell Coetzee last summer, their season has so far not gone to plan. Although the Irish province can still qualify from their European Rugby Champions Cup pool, they must attain at least nine points from their remaining two games against the Exeter Chiefs and Bordeaux Begles to …

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David Strettle Posts Image Of Horribly Dislocated Finger He Suffered At The Hands Of Ulster

The clash between Ulster and Clermont Auvergne was one of the best games seen anywhere this year. Defence took a back step as both sides exchanged nine tries in an end to end contest. Clermont illustrated a huge amount of imagination, using Camille Lopez, Wesley Fofana and Remi Lamerat to open up the Ulster rearguard on a number of occasions. Indeed the trio …

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