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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember The Exciting 2016/2017 Season?

With the Lions tour over and preseason preparation already underway around Europe, supporters are beginning to look forward to what will hopefully be a successful season for their clubs and countries over the next 12 months.  Before we completely park 2016/2017, however, we have come up with a quiz of 20 questions which cover the PRO12, the Premiership, the Champions …

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Confirmation Of PRO12 Expansion Could Be Made This Weekend

With the PRO12 expected to be expanded to a 14-team tournament ahead of the 2017/2018 season, many are eagerly awaiting official confirmation of this proposed format change.  There have been numerous reports relating to the new format, that the league will be divided into two conferences of seven, with the top three from each conference progressing to the knockout stages …

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Watch: A Teary Eyed Ruan Pienaar Says Goodbye To His Beloved Ulster

Ulster finished off their disappointing season with a morale boosting 17-13 victory over southern rivals, Leinster, at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.  The performance will give supporters some cause for optimism that they can turn things around next season, especially with Jono Gibbes coming on board, there is plenty to be excited about. However, today was all about one man and …

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Dragons Boss Lyn Jones Spotted At Harlequins Training

Speculation has been circulating this week over the future of Newport Gwent Dragons boss Lyn Jones, who after missing his team’s European Challenge Cup victory over Gloucester at the weekend was spotted at Harlequins training last week. Jones, who is currently away from the Dragons due to illness was reportedly spotted at the Stoop by Harlequins number 8 Nick Easter …

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Six Nations: Why Isn’t Italian Rugby Improving?

xxxx during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Italy at Stade de France on February 6, 2016 in Paris, France.

Ever since the Italians joined England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France in 2000 to make up the Six Nations Championship, all rugby fans have hoped Italy would eventually grow and become a real force in world rugby that could compete with the top table of nations. Italy’s opening 34-20 win over Scotland offered hope, but unfortunately Italy has yet to become …

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What Does Robbie Henshaw’s Club Future Hold?

It’s not long since Robbie Henshaw was on the outside looking in. A young prospect, with a huge future. He was the heir apparent to the iconic number 13 jersey, worn with distinction by Brian O’Driscoll for over a decade. The Connacht tyro was drafted into the Irish squad for the 2014 Six Nations campaign to shadow the great man …

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Return Of Internationals Sees Munster Ring The Changes For Ulster Game

Munster have announced their starting lineup to face Ulster at Thomond Park on Friday evening, including seven changes to the side which lost to Scarlets last time out. International Simon Zebo returns to action following Ireland’s quarter-final defeat at the hands of Argentina while Donnacha Ryan is named in the replacements. Anthony Foley’s other changes include new signing Mario Sagario, who’s also named in …

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So, Where Now For Munster Rugby?

A promising season all undone on the final day. Here we take a look at Munster’s season and what the future holds for Anthony Foley’s men. After suffering the huge disappointment of being knocked out in the group stages in Europe, Munster responded in impressive fashion with a series of solid performances in the league. Since the infamous day against Saracens …

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The Pro12 Has Improved Under Its New Format

At the start of the season there was outrage, worry, debate and anger from all sides as a result of the new format for the Pro12. As we approach the end of the season, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth as we have seen a revitalised league that has grown in stature over the last year and it’s all thanks …

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