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Munster Sweat On JJ Hanrahan Injury As Europe Looms

JJ Hanrahan

Seán McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  Munster are facing into a potential out-half crisis with European rugby on the horizon after JJ Hanrahan was removed after the half-hour mark in Munster’s 22-16 win over Ulster in Limerick on Saturday night.  Munster head coach Johann van Graan confirmed during his post-match press conference that Hanrahan was removed with what looks to …

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Munster Survive Thomond Scare To Edge Ulster In Limerick

Munster Ulster

Munster 22 Ulster 16 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park  Halloween may be behind us but Munster produced a real fright for their supporters as they almost suffered an unlikely defeat at home. With a 15-6 lead at halftime, many expected Munster to push on but some poor discipline allowed Ulster a way back into the game through the boot …

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Internationals Return As Leinster Name Team For Connacht Clash

Leinster team

Leinster have named their team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Connacht (KO 19.35) at the Sportsground which includes a number of returning Ireland internationals.  There are a number of changes to the team which secured a bonus-point 50-15 win over the Dragons last weekend. James Lowe keeps his spot on the wing while Hugo Keenan comes in at …

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Huge Blow For Munster As Joey Carbery Set For Lengthy Layoff

Joey Carbery

Munster will have to plan for some crucial fixtures without the services of their star out-half Joey Carbery.  Carbery is currently sidelined with an ankle injury which he originally picked up in the Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Italy at the Aviva Stadium back in August. The 24-year-old missed the remainder of the preparatory fixtures against Wales and England …

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“Nothing Really Fazes Harry” – Cullen Pleased With Harry Byrne Display

Harry Byrne

Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS.  Leinster head coach Leo Cullen was pleased with Harry Byrne’s man-of-the-match performance as the youngster helped his side to a 50-15 victory on what was his first start in the Guinness PRO14.  Byrne, younger brother of Ireland international, Ross, produced a controlled performance which included a first-half try and a sublime cross-field kick which …

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Harry Byrne Shines As Leinster Stroll To Bonus-Point Win Over Dragons

Leinster Dragons

Leinster 50 Dragons 15 Seán McMahon reporting from the RDS. Leinster continued their dominance in Conference A of the Guinness PRO14 as they produced a ruthless eight-try bonus-point victory at the RDS in difficult conditions. There were first PRO14 starts for Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird as the duo produced excellent performances which will just add to the selection headache …

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Leinster & Ulster Name Teams For PRO14 Action This Weekend

Leinster team

Leinster and Ulster have named their teams for their respective matches in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend.  Leinster host the Dragons on Friday night at the RDS and head coach Leo Cullen has made a number of changes to the side which produced a narrow 3-0 win over Zebre in Italy last weekend. Devin Toner will captain Leinster from the …

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PRO14 Debut For Jack O’Sullivan As Munster Name Team For Ospreys


Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named his team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ospreys at Irish Independent Park in Cork.  There will be a PRO14 debut for Munster Academy back-row Jack O’Sullivan. The UCC club man starts at number eight where he is joined by Jack O’Donoghue and Tommy O’Donnell. Up front sees James Cronin, Rhys …

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Fixtures Released For The New Guinness PRO14 Season

PRO14 fixtures

The fixtures for the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season have been released by tournament officials this afternoon.  Due to the 2019 Rugby World Cup which takes place in Japan, the season will begin later than usual with the opening round taking place on the weekend of 27-28th September. Ahead of the new campaign, there has been some shake-up to the conferences …

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Setback For Ulster As New Signing Suffers Cruciate Injury

Gareth Milasinovich

Ulster have been hit with the disappointing news that their new signing, Gareth Milasinovich, has sustained an ACL tear in training.  The northern province are currently in pre-season training ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and Milasinovich, a tighthead prop signed from Worcester Warriors, will now miss nine months due to the injury. Milasinovich was expected to put pressure on Marty …

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