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Every New Signing Made By The Irish Provinces This Summer

Provinces Signings

The resumption of the northern hemisphere rugby season is getting closer.  Many clubs across Europe are already back in training. In Ireland, Munster and Leinster will return to training next week while Connacht and Ulster will be back out on the paddock on June 29. For the Irish provinces, the Guinness PRO14 season is expected to return at the end …

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A Ranking Of Next Season’s Signing By Irish Provinces

Province Signings

With the 2019/20 rugby season postponed indefinitely, we’re already casting our eyes to next season and what it might have in store.  Of course, the current campaign may still be fulfilled but due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and what is an already congested rugby calendar, it’s looking increasingly unlikely. So that brings us to what will hopefully be an …

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The 2020/21 Champions Cup Teams If Season Ended Now

Champions Cup

There will be no shortage of headaches for competition organisers over the coming weeks and months as the Covid-19 pandemic puts a shuddering halt to the 2019/20 season.  With the current rugby season likely to be cancelled, we immediately cast our minds to the 2020/21 campaign and the potential ramifications that this unprecedented time will have on the new season. …

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Munster, Leinster & Connacht Name Teams For PRO14 Weekend

PRO14 Teams

Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all announced their teams for this weekend’s round of PRO14 action.  Munster travel to Italy to take on Zebre, Leinster are also on the road as they take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium while Connacht face a tricky trip to Scotland to take on Edinburgh. All games take place on Friday night and kick …

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Boost For Connacht As Five Players Sign Contract Renewals

connacht rugby

Connacht have today announced that five players have signed contract renewals keeping them at the western province until the end of the 2020/2021 season.  Tom Daly, Peter Robb and Dominic Robertson-McCoy have all signed two-year extensions to keep them at the Sportsground until the end of the 2021/22 season, while Shane Delahunt and Conor Kenny have signed one-year extensions with …

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Munster Add Three Youngsters To European Squad Ahead Of Racing Clash

Munster European Squad

Munster have added three fresh faces to their European squad ahead of their season-defining Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.  The southern province go into Sunday’s clash with Racing 92 in Paris knowing that a win will be necessary to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. Johann van Graan’s side welcome Ospreys to Thomond Park …

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Leinster Make Wholesale Changes While Murray Debuts For Connacht

leinster connacht

Leo Cullen has changed Leinster’s entire backline from their win in Thomond Park last week ahead of tomorrow’s inter-provincial clash with Connacht at the RDS. Jordan Larmour comes into the team at full-back with Fergus McFadden and Dave Kearney making up the back three on the right and left wings respectively. Joe Tomane returns from injury where he will take up …

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Derby Triumph For Munster As Men In Red Edge Connacht In Feisty Affair

Connacht Munster

Connacht 14 Munster 19 Munster got back to winning ways in the Guinness PRO14 after producing an impressive performance against a strong Connacht side to emerge five-point winners at the Sportsground.  Munster made 10 changes to the team which lost to Saracens in Allianz Park last weekend but despite the youthful look to the side, they started strongly when JJ …

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“It’s Pretty Upsetting” – Resilience Key For Bealham After Ireland Setback

Finlay Bealham

“Yeah, I’ve seen that there, I didn’t make the…”  Connacht and Ireland international Finlay Bealham, just moments before our conversation, had learned the news that he wasn’t included in Andy Farrell’s pre Six Nations mini-camp which is taking place at the IRFU’s High-Performance Centre in Abbotstown this weekend. Bealham pauses and asks how many players were included in the squad …

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Stockdale Named At Full-Back As All Four Provinces Show Their Hand

champions cup

The third round of the Heineken Champions Cup gets underway this week with all four provinces looking to further their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages.  The action gets underway at 1 pm on Saturday when Leinster travel to Franklin’s Gardens to face the Northampton Saints. At 3.15 pm Ulster host Harlequins at the Kingspan Stadium while Munster host …

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Kieran Marmion To Stay With Connacht After Signing New Contract

Marmion contract

Ireland international scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed a new contract extension with Connacht.  Marmion’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation with reigning English and European champions Saracens reported to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old to Allianz Park. However, Connacht Rugby have now confirmed that Marmion will stay at the Sportsground after signing a three-year contract extension. Commenting …

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“I Was Just Looking For An Escape In Life…To Sleep Even”

Paddy McAllister

“It was a rough time in my life,” Paddy McAllister says with absolutely no hesitation, like a man who has had a long time to reflect on the often difficult journey which has brought him to the west coast of Ireland in the green colours of Connacht Rugby.  The 30-year-old prop signed for the western province ahead of the 2019/20 …

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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

ben healy

Munster have added 20-year-old out-half Ben Healy in place of Alex Wootton to their Champions Cup squad ahead of Saturday’s Pool 4 opener against the Ospreys.  With first-choice ten Joey Carbery out injured and back-up J.J Hanrahan a doubt for this weekend, Munster are light of options with Tyler Bleyendaal the side’s only available out-half. Despite Johann van Graan suggesting …

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