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Twitter Reacts To Connacht’s Spectacular Pro 12 Triumph

Connacht claimed the Pro 12 title after a brilliant 20-10 victory. Given the resources available to Connacht, their victory over Leinster in the Pro 12 final must be ranked alongside the European triumphs of Munster and Leinster. In 2003 the IRFU threatened to disband the province, and Connacht were only saved by a grass roots campaign. Although they secured a …

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Reports: Bath Set To Announce Surprise Candidate As New Head Coach

Bath are wasting no time in replacing Mike Ford. When news of Mike Ford’s sacking filtered through on Monday, very few fans were surprised. After all, Bath suffered a torrid season, despite possessing some the the Premiership’s best players. Within hours, commentators identified various candidates to replace Ford, with Heyneke Meyer thought leading a short list of contenders that included, Todd …

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Lam Says Actions “Not Smart” As Connacht Players Escape Sanction Following ‘Stolen Laptop’ Incident

EXETER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Pat Lam, Head Coach of Connacht looks on ahead of the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Connacht at Sandy Park on October 25, 2014 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has condemned his players actions as ‘not smart’ following their decision to confront the person who broke into Robbie Henshaw’s car last Monday in order to steal his laptop. After having his laptop stolen, Henshaw took to Twitter to state in a now since deleted tweet that Bundee Aki would be put on the case in order …

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Watch: Police Called As Connacht Players Retrieve Robbie Henshaw’s Stolen Laptop

England v Ireland - International Match

Robbie Henshaw had his laptop stolen earlier this week. After having his laptop stolen from his car on Monday, in a since deleted tweet, Robbie Hensahw promised to send Bundee Aki to ‘investigate and knock your block off’. Although Aki followed up Henshaw’s tweet saying ‘Whoever broke into @henshawrob’s car, good luck’, few thought that the Pro 12 Player of The Year would …

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Former New Zealand Under 20s Captain Declares For Ireland

Rugby’s residency rules have come under scrutiny this week. After Agustin Pichot was elected Vice Chairman of World Rugby earlier this week, he immediately took aim at the sport’s lax residency rules, which allow players compete with adopted countries if they have resided in that country for three years. In an interview with Sky Sports, the former Argentinian scrum half described …

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Possible Outdoor Screening For Upcoming Connacht Match

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: The Connacht team huddle up during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

A public screening of the upcoming Connacht vs Glasgow semi final could be a possibility according to a report in today’s Galway Independent. Connacht will go head to head with Glasgow Warriors in the semi final of the Pro 12 on May 21st following last weekend’s impressive win over the Scottish side. Galway City Chief Executive Brendan McGrath said he …

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Pro 12 Team Of The Season Unveiled

Exeter Chiefs v Connacht Rugby - European Rugby Challenge Cup

Connacht have dominated the Pro 12 team of the season. After what has been the most competitive and exciting Pro 12 season to date, tournament organisers have unveiled their team of the season. Although Connacht’s seven inclusions are a just reward for a brilliant campaign, for some, their domination of the team of the season will no doubt come as …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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Exclusive: Shane Horgan Does Not Believe Munster’s New Coaching Set Up Will Work

Shane Horgan criticised the manner in which Munster have handled the appointment of Johan Erasmus. Yesterday we had the pleasure of enjoying a long and varied conversation with Shane Horgan as part of his association with the Heineken Rugby Club. Although we covered a number of topics, given that Munster had announced Johan Erasmus as their new director of rugby, it took precedence. However, …

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Ronan O’Gara Questions Munster’s Desire

Scarlets v Racing Metro 92 - Heineken Cup

Ronan O’Gara did not hold back in his criticism of Munster. For Ronan O’Gara, it must have been difficult to watch Munster capitulate against Connacht last weekend. Not only were Munster embarrassed on the field of play, but uncomfortable questions were being asked of Anthony Foley and Jerry Flannery in the aftermath of the defeat. However, not only did O’Gara refer …

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What’s In A Badge? The Significance Of Rugby’s Emblems

<> at Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

South Africa’s diminishing Springbok logo is once again threatened with extinction as an ANC politician has called for its permanent removal from the famous green and gold jersey, but what significance do the badges of some rugby’s other national sides have? Wales The Wales side has always embraced the ‘Prince of Wales’s feathers’, a symbol of royal heraldy that is …

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Opinion: Munster Will Continue To Get Worse Before They Get Better


Jack O’Toole takes an in-depth look at the problems Munster currently face.  Timothy Pina, an American writer, author, poet and screenwriter, once said: “Everything will usually get worse before it gets better, but when it does get better… remember all who put you down and all who helped you up. Forgive but never forget. Let Karma take care of all the rest.” …

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Brian O’Driscoll Sticks The Knife Into Munster With Sarcastic Tweet

Munster’s season has been left hanging by a thread. Munster fans have endured a very difficult season. As if failing to qualify for the knock out phase of the European Rugby Champions Cup for the second consecutive season was not enough, both Leinster and Connacht have done the double over the Southern province this season. Although some fans remain hopeful that …

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Connacht Embody Everything We Wish Ireland Could Be

If only international rugby was as easy and simplistic as Connacht are making club rugby look in the Pro 12. If only our players looked for space instead of territorial advantage. If only our players played what was in front of them as opposed to what they were told. If only Ireland could play like Connacht. Pat Lam has started a rugby …

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