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Former Ulster Out-Half Named In Wallabies Side For First Time Since 2016

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Ex-Ulster player, Christian Lealiifano, has been named in the Wallabies side for the first time since 2016. Lealiifano’s last appearance for Australia came in the 2016 Rugby Championships, however, he was diagnosed with leukaemia weeks later which forced him into an extended break from rugby. Amazingly, Lealiifano returned to Super Rugby action with the Brumbies just 11 months after being …

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“Whether I Was Going To Make It Through It Or Not, I Wanted To Make Sure I Was Positive…”

Christian Lealiifano will make his final appearance for Ulster this weekend when the northern province take on Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon.  The Wallaby has already said his farewells to the Ulster faithful in his final home appearance at the Kingspan Stadium when his side defeated La Rochelle last Saturday. The 30-year-old will return to Australia next …

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Munster’s Sam Arnold Discovers His Fate After Disciplinary Hearing

Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 1/1/2018 Ulster vs Munster Munster's Sam Arnold and defense coach JP Ferreira

Munster centre Sam Arnold has been suspended for by Pro14 officials after his New Year’s Day red card against Ulster. The former Ireland U20 international received his marching orders after a high tackle on Ulster’s Christian Lealiifano in Monday’s clash at Ravenhill, a match that Ulster came from behind in a storming second-half performance to win 24-17. A statement, confirming …

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Christian Lealiifano Dashes Hopes Of A Contract Extension With Ulster

Ulster’s Christian Lealiifano has confirmed that he is to leave the province in the new year and return to Australia and the Brumbies. Having joined on a short-term deal back in August, it was hoped the dynamic out-half would stay on in Belfast beyond his five-month contract. Fans would have been encouraged by a recent interview the Wallabies capped star gave …

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“The Hooker Was Beating Me In Fitness” – Christian Lealiifano Opens Up On Leukaemia Battle

Christian Lealiifano’s journey over the past 18 months or so has been nothing short of remarkable.  The 30-year-old had successfully recovered from Leukaemia to make his return to professional rugby at the end of the Brumbies’ 2017 Super Rugby season. He then travelled the 10,500 miles north to Belfast to take up a short-term deal with Ulster Rugby. The opportunity …

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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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Confirmed: Christian Lealiifano Joins Ulster Rugby On A Short Term Deal

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Ulster Rugby has confirmed the signing of Christian Lealiifano on a short-term deal.  Lealiifano will play for the northern province for five months, with his contract due to expire on the 22nd January 2018. This means that the 29-year-old will return to the Brumbies after Ulster have completed their pool stage fixtures in the Champions Cup. Lealiifano made his comeback …

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Brilliant News As Wallaby Christian Leali’ifano Returns To Rugby After Leukaemia Battle

It has been an incredibly difficult 12 months for Christian Leali’ifano. The 16 times capped Wallaby was diagnosed with leukaemia last August, soon after the Brumbies finished up their Super Rugby season.  The Brumbies captain underwent a bone-marrow transplant as part of his recovery and he revealed how difficult that time was during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald back …

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Christian Lealiifano Enters Remission And Opens Up On Battle Against Leukemia

Brumbies and Wallabies fly-half Christian Lealiifano has entered remission just six months after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Lealiifano received the positive news exactly 100 days after his diagnosis and spoke to reporters about how he had to overcome negativity in his battle against the life-threatening malignant disease. “As hard as it is to say, I’m definitely blessed to have gone …

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3 Rugby Stars Who Overcame Extreme Adversity To Play Again

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 24: Wales forward Matthew Rees runs into the All Blacks defence during the International Match between Wales and New Zealand at Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Following the recent sad news that Australia and Brumbies back Christian Lealifano has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, we take a look at three rugby stars who overcame adversity to play again. ______ 1. Schalk Burger One of South Africa’s greatest ever forwards, the two-time South African Player of the Year has enjoyed a glittering career. Since making his Springbok debut …

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The Rugby World Reacts To Christian Lealiifano’s Leukaemia Diagnoses

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Only a few short weeks ago the Australian media were debating the merits of including Christian Lealiifano in the Wallabies starting XV to face England. Due to the fact that many of Australia’s backs were either injured or unavailable, the debate seemed massively important at the time. However when the Brumbies last night announced that Lealiifano had been diagnosed with Leukaemia, any …

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Wallabies Star Christian Lealiifano Diagnosed With Leukaemia

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies runs the ball during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on July 1, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australian rugby is in shock after one of their leading players, Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano was diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer of the blood cells and bone marrow. Lealiifano, 28, received the diagnosis after a brief illness and is currently undergoing treatment in a Canberra hospital. Brumbies interim chief executive Phil Thomson released a press statement via Brumbies’ official wesbite after …

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