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Ben Healy Added To Munster Squad While Leinster Make Five Changes

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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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Chris Henry: ‘We Watch Munster & Leinster At The Aviva Every Game, It’s Frustrating’

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Former Ulster star, Chris Henry voices his dismay at the decision to allow Munster and Leinster to play each other at the Aviva while not giving the other provinces the same exposure. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena, the former Ireland international previewed this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash between his former side and champions, Leinster. Leinster and Munster regularly …

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Manu Tuilagi Turns Down Big Money Move To Racing 92

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England international, Manu Tuilagi has rejected an offer from French rugby powerhouse, Racing 92 in favour of signing a new deal with Leicester Tigers. The robust centre had been to France to discuss terms with the Parisians but has since decided to stay loyal to the club with whom he has spent his entire career. The 27-year-old said on Leicester’s …

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Ulster The Prize As Leinster Cruise To Routine Win Over Wasps

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Leinster travelled to the Ricoh Arena today in the final group game of this year’s Champions Cup looking to secure a home quarterfinal with a victory over a struggling Wasps side. The two sides met back in October in the opening round of this year’s competition when Leinster ran in eight tries en route to a 52-3 hammering. Leinster fielded …

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Munster And Leicester Name Strong Line-Ups For Champions Cup Clash

Munster have a proud record in Thomond Park European competitions however the Leicester Tigers are one team who have always given the southern province a run for their money. The Aviva Premiership side are the only team to defeat the men in red twice in Limerick in European competition. The sides renew their rivalry on Saturday in the first part …

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The Champions Cup Have Released The Times & TV Details For The First Four Rounds Of Fixtures

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Wasps will make the trip to Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of this season’s European Champions Cup on October 13th. The EPCP have this afternoon announced the dates, times and television details for each of the first four rounds of fixtures. They can all be viewed here on their official website. Leinster face Montpellier on that Saturday afternoon in …

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Watch: Georgia Run In Sensational Score Against Argentina In Rugby International

The rugby world’s eyes have been understandably transfixed on New Zealand in recent weeks, but other nations also deserve their due. While the collective nations of the British Isles salivated at Seán O’Brien’s sensational score at Eden Park, heroics were also orchestrated elsewhere. Georgia have been making a very strong case for inclusion in the Six Nations due to their …

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Three Lions Who Have Played Themselves Out Of Test Selection

Dunedin , New Zealand - 13 June 2017; Jack Nowell of the British & Irish Lions following the match between the Highlanders and the British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With four games played and a mixed return of two wins and two defeats the Lions have reached a critical juncture as they prepare to take on the New Zealand Maoris on Saturday. While the results have been mixed there could be little doubt that Warren Gatland has learned a lot about his squad over the past four games as …

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Video: Tom Wood Sees Red For Reckless Stamp On Opponent’s Head

Northampton Saints are back in the Champions Cup next season after beating Stade Francais but Tom Wood’s red card offence on Friday night is likely to dominate post-match discussion.  Midway through the second half the flanker stamped down on Djibril Camara’s head during a ruck, which left the French club’s wing bloodied. With the Saints 22-16 behind at the time it could …

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Two Irish And Two English Internationals Make Shortlist For EPCR European Player Of The Year

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In March, the EPCR released a 15-strong list of nominees for their 2017 European Player of the Year. Today, 10 of those players were dropped, as the organisation announced a 5-man shortlist. Eliminated from the running were Wasps flanker Thomas Young, Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci, Glasgow lock Jonny Gray, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong, Wasps standout Joe Launchbury, Munster scrumhalf Conor …

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Champions Cup Preview: Clermont Auvergne V Leinster

The Champions Cup once again takes centre stage this weekend as ASM Clermont Auvergne take on Leinster the semi-final of the competition in Lyon on Sunday April 3rd. Going into the match, both sides will know who they will face in the final, with Munster taking on defending champions Saracens on Saturday. Both Clermont and Leinster are enjoying fine seasons …

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