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Earls Brace Rescues Dramatic Win For Munster Over Edinburgh

Edinburgh 13 Munster 17 Munster are through to the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final following a hard-fought win over Edinburgh in BT Murrayfield this afternoon.  It was a Munster display littered with mistakes and despite Edinburgh’s dominance, Richard Cockerill’s side were left to rue early opportunities that they turned down as a 72nd minute try for Keith Earls, his second, secured …

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Chris Farrell: “I’m Ramped Up, I’m Ready To Play Already”

Munster centre, Chris Farrell, needs no extra motivation to get him ready for this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh.  After a thundering start last year, his season was cruelly cut short when he suffered an ACL injury during an open Six Nations training session. He was forced to watch on from the sidelines as his Munster teammates …

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Watch: Mata Produces Magical Offload In Try Of The Tournament

Bill Mata offload

Edinburgh became only the third team to beat Toulon at Stade Felix Mayol in the Heineken Champions Cup yesterday and they did so with the help of a ridiculous piece of skill from Bill Mata. Richard Cockerill’s side got off to the worst possible start by conceding a try after just two minutes when a miss-kick gifted Toulon an opportunity which French …

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10 Quickfire Conclusions As Leinster Storm Past Edinburgh In RDS

Leinster scored five tries on their way to a 31-7 win over Edinburgh in the RDS Arena this evening. Johnny Sexton, on the occasion of his 15oth cap for the province, crossed the white line, as did James Lowe, Fergus McFadden, Garry Ringrose and Jordan Larmour. Leinster didn’t emerge unscathed as they lost James Ryan and Dan Leavy, who was …

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The 2017/18 Pro14 “New Signings XV”

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Including transfers between each other, the Pro14 sides have made 74 signings this summer. But which 15 players arriving from other leagues make it to our Pro14 New Signings XV? The start of the 2017/18 season sees two new teams joining the Pro14. The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs may have been shown the door by Super Rugby, but they …

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A Statistical Review Of The Guinness Pro12 2016/17 Season

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Season, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 23/8/2016 Pictured today at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness PRO12 Season Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby), John Muldoon (Connacht Rugby), Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby), Billy Holland (Munster Rugby), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby), George Biagi (Zebre Rugby) and Lewis Evans (Newport Gwent Dragons) Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scarlets emphatically secured their maiden Pro12 title this year in somewhat surprising fashion against a much-fancied Munster side that have been on their best form in years after the untimely passing of head-coach Anthony Foley. For the second year in a row, Rhys Patchell was the tournament’s top points scorer – overtaking Kiwi Tyler Bleyendaal’s tally of 144 points in …

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Star Studded Bristol Imports Heading For The Championship

European Rugby Champions Round 6, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 21/1/2017 Ulster vs Bordeaux-Begles Bordeaux-Begles' Ian Madigan

Bristol have had a terrible season and after their heavy 32-14 loss to Gloucester on Friday night they look condemned to the Championship. Despite the awful form, they have not struggled in attracting some star names to join the ranks at Ashton Gate including current Connacht coach Pat Lam. All Black Steven Luatua is one such name, the blindside flanker …

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Five Possible British And Irish Lions Bolters

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Mercer (C) of England during the U20 Six Nations match between England U20 and Italy U20 at Mowden Park on February 24, 2017 in Darlington, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour will be a hugely exciting time for the home nations, and whilst much of the squad will be made up of international stars, there could well be a place for an uncapped so-called bolter. Here we take a look at five options in this department for Warren Gatland. _______ Darren Sweetnam (Munster) The young …

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Edinburgh The Ones to Feel The Brunt Of Ulster’s Big Summer Signing

Guinness Series 8/11/2014 Ireland vs South Africa Springboks South Africa's Marcell Coetzee

28 times capped Springbok, Marcell Coetzee, is finally set to make his long-awaited debut for Ulster this weekend. Having signed for the northern province in February 2016, the Sharks loose forward injured his ACL playing for the Durban franchise against the Lions in April. Coetzee was subsequently ruled out for approximately 9 months. The versatile back rower arrived in Belfast …

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Eddie Jones: ‘England Players Are More Self-Reliant Now’

England coach Eddie Jones has praised his players and their development after completing his first year in charge of the national team. The Australian said (via Reuters): “The players have really changed, they are much more robust, more self-reliant. They can make decisions on the pitch by themselves, and we are seeing them (do that) in difficult games.” It’s often …

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Munster Tight-Head Prop Forced To Retire

Munster have today confirmed that tight-head prop John Andress has retired from professional rugby. The 32 year-old joined the province from Edinburgh last summer in order to replace the departing BJ Botha. However outside of the pre-season game against the Worcester Warriors, the Belfast native hasn’t featured for Munster this campaign. In a professional career that spanned 12 seasons, Andress played …

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