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Keith Earls To Miss Ireland’s Clash With New Zealand Following Red Card Against Glasgow

Keith Earls was sent off during Munster’s win over Glasgow. Keith Earls has been handed a two week ban following his tip tackle on Glasgow hooker Fraser Brown in the 19th minute of last weekend’s emotional European Rugby Champions Cup clash in Thomond Park. Referee, Jerome Garces, examined the incident carefully on the big screen before taking the decision to …

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Munster Name Team To Face Glasgow

Munster have their their starting XV for the game against Glasgow in the European Rugby Champions Cup. Following one of the most emotional weeks in the history of Munster and Irish rugby, tomorrow the province will face the Glasgow Warriors, just 24 hours after Anthony Foley’s funeral. For the players to even take to the field is commendable in itself, …

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Connacht Re-Sign Adeolokun On Three-Year Deal

Pre-Season Friendly, Saint-Affrique, Aveyron, France 11/8/2016 Montpellier vs Connacht Connacht's Niyi Adeolokun makes a break Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Connacht have re-signed Niyi Adeolokun on a new three-year contract that will keep the Nigerian winger at the Sportsground until the end of the 2019 season. The 25-year-old speedster has scored twelve tries in 34 games since joining Pat Lam’s side in June 2014 and enjoyed a breakout campaign last season touching down for nine tries in 19 games as Connacht secured their first …

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Ranking The World’s Top Ten Rugby Coaches Right Now

Who are the best minds in rugby right now? So often the focus in professional rugby union is on the players, but quality coaches can have a colossal impact on teams. We have put together a list of the best coaches from around in the world in both domestic and international rugby and put forward a case for each name …

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Warren Gatland Hands Gregor Townsend Ultimatum

British and Irish Lions Press Conference

Warren Gatland was yesterday unveiled as the Lions coach for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand. Although it didn’t come as a surprise when it was announced that Warren Gatland would be retained as the British and Irish Lions head coach for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, events since then have moved quickly. In the aftermath of yesterday’s unveiling, both …

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Vern Cotter Linked With Shock Return To Top 14

Vern Cotter will be replaced as Scotland coach at the end of this season. Scottish rugby enjoyed it’s own game of musical chairs last week, when the SRU announced that Gregor Townsend would be taking over as Scotland coach in June of next year, with Dave Rennie replacing him at the Glasgow Warriors. While this left Vern Cotter the odd man out, most …

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The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Means Joe Schmidt Is Now Favourite To Land Super Rugby Role

Ireland Captains Run

Joe Schmidt has been linked with a number of vacancies in New Zealand. Throughout this summer, various reports emerged from New Zealand linking Joe Schmidt with a move to a number of Super Rugby franchises. Indeed, while Ireland were touring South Africa, we exclusively revealed that Schmidt would in fact announce that he would leave his position. Although we could …

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Glasgow Warriors To Replace Gregor Townsend With Highly Respected New Zealand Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Gregor Townsend will become Scotland coach next season. The Scottish Rugby Union shocked the rugby world yesterday, when they announced that Gregor Townsend would replace Vern Cotter as coach of the national team at the end of the 2016/17 season. Although many foresaw Townsend’s appointed, Cotter had arrested Scotland’s slide into the doldrums, and was a refereeing decision away from beating …

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Top 10: Coaches With The Best Winning Ratios In Club Rugby Right Now

Saracens v ASM Clermont Auvergne - European Rugby Champions Cup

After a new coaching position becomes available, the media begin highlighting potential candidates to fill the vacancy and use percentage win rates as a means of promoting one contender over another. In the cut throat world of professional sport, this is to be expected. With massive TV deals on offer and sponsors wanting to be associated with a winning team, rugby is no different …

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Never Too Late: Three Rugby Stars That The Academies Missed

In an age where academies rule, their likes are becoming rarer and rarer. As clubs become more and more adept at scouting talent from a young age, stories like theirs are becoming less and less common. Here are 3 stars who the academies missed and who took alternative routes to the top. Liam Williams The 25-year-old Scarlet was Wales’ best …

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5 Ways To Improve The Pro 12 Before Adding An American Franchise

The Pro 12 needs to come up with some radical solutions if the league is to close the gap with the Top 14 and Premiership. The Pro 12 came in for a great deal of criticism last season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and criticising the fact that many of the league’s star players are …

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Ranking The Top Five Full-Backs In World Rugby Right Now

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 15: Israel Folau of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 15, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Following on from our recent article of discussion in which we outlined who we feel are the top five openside flankers in the game of rugby union at the moment’; now that the European rugby season has come to a conclusion, it is time to look on another aspect of the season just gone by. To that end we will move away …

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Scotland Include Super Rugby Star In Their Touring Party

Super Rugby Rd 9 - Stormers v Reds

Vern Cotter has called Stormers centre, Huw Jones, into the Scotland squad ahead of their tour of Japan this summer as a replacement for Finn Russell. Although not a household name, Jones has featured on seven occasions for the South African franchise this season, and is said to be a powerful player with a ‘quick and neat step’. The Stormers’ website …

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