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Tag Archives: Guinness PRO 14

Leinster Make Wholesale Changes While Murray Debuts For Connacht

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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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Munster & Ulster Close To Full Strength For Thomond Park Clash

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Both Munster and Ulster will welcome back most of their international contingent as the two provinces clash in Thomond Park on Saturday (kickoff 5.15pm) Peter O’Mahony returns to captain Munster in the back-row where he is joined by Chris Cloete and fellow Irish international CJ Stander. Jean Kleyn also returns to the second row alongside Billy Holland while John Ryan …

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Murphy Looking To Keep The Kingspan A Fortress For Ulster

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With the Rugby World Cup taking a rest day, attention turns to the Guinness PRO 14 which kicks off tonight with the meeting of Ulster and Ospreys. Excitement is building in Belfast ahead of the new season with Friday night rugby at the Kingspan Stadium set to return for another year of thrills and spills. The atmosphere at the ground …

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Rory Best Bows Out Following Glasgow’s Dismantling Of Ulster

Glasgow Warriors 50 Ulster Rugby 20 Rory Best’s career in an Ulster jersey came to a disappointing end as they were defeated by Glasgow Warriors in their Guinness PRO 14 semi-final at Scotstoun. The pre-match talk centred on the return of Jacob Stockdale after the Irish international was named at full-back, however, a late injury to Robert Baloucoune meant he …

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Debut Boy Rea Proves The Match Winner As Ulster Sink Leinster

Ulster 14 Leinster 13 It may have been a dead rubber match but it proved highly entertaining at the Kingspan Stadium as Ulster defeated Leinster by a single score. Both sides struggled in the opening stages to get a foothold in the game as a swirling wind around the Kingspan Stadium made for an error-strewn game. Fergus McFadden got away …

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Aki Returns For Connacht While Henshaw & Toner Back In With Leinster

Robbie Henshaw and Devin Toner return to the Leinster starting XV for tomorrow’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. Both Ireland internationals have been on the sidelines now since February but are expected to get valuable minutes under their belts in this weekend’s penultimate round of the Guinness PRO 14. Toner returns from ankle surgery to take his …

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Late Tavuyara Try Earns Benetton Deserved Draw With Leinster

Leinster 27 Bennetton 27 A makeshift Leinster side conceded an 80th minute try this evening as they were held at home by a brave Benetton outfit. Leinster held possession the majority of the first five minutes as they looked to build through the phases and keep the ball in play just as they had done against Ulster in last week’s …

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Connacht Secure Bonus-Point Win Which Provides Huge Playoff Boost

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Connacht 29-14 Benetton  Connacht secured a bonus-point victory over an in-form Benetton side as they fought back from a determined and dogged effort from their visitors at the Sportsground in Galway. The game started slowly with the Galway crowd having to wait 16 minutes for the game’s first bit of meaningful action, however, it was worth the wait as scrum-half …

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Rob Kearney Highlights Influence of Jared Payne On Ulster’s Form

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Rob Kearney will captain Leinster on his return to first-team action when they welcome Ulster to the RDS tomorrow evening (kick-off 5.15pm). It is the first meeting between the two provinces this season, and both are opting for a second-string side, ahead of crucial Champions Cup fixtures scheduled for next weekend. Leinster’s stand-in skipper believes they can’t read too much …

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Wales Hooker Ken Owens To Start At Number Eight This Weekend

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It is very rare to see extreme positional changes in rugby due to the specialised nature of each of the 15 starting slots, but such is the injury crisis in Scarlets, international hooker, Ken Owens is having to switch to number eight this coming weekend against the Dragons. Owens has amassed 60 caps for Wales thus far, and has established …

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