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Van Graan: Early Decisions For Leinster Could Have Been Worse

Munster Johann van Graan Leinster

On reflection, a crazy 15 minute period in the first half at Thomond Park had a huge impact on the outcome of the latest instalment of the longstanding rivalry between Munster and Leinster.  The southern province ended their four-match losing streak against the eastern province and that 15 minute period, which yielded two yellow cards and one red card for …

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Munster Cease Leinster Drought In Hot-Tempered Thomond Park Battle

Munster Leinster Tempers Flare

Munster – 26 Leinster – 17 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park  Munster secured a 26-17 win over Leinster at Thomond Park to end a four-match losing streak against their fiercest rivals. This game will live long in the memory, not for the quality of rugby on display but for the level of physicality and indiscipline which featured heavily throughout. …

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John Ryan: Leinster Are A Team That Can Do It All

John Ryan Munster Leinster

John Ryan knows that Munster will have to produce their best performance of the season if they are to topple Leinster at Thomond Park on Saturday.  The two rivals go head to head in the Guinness PRO14 at the Limerick venue tomorrow evening and with both teams having named strong sides, the clash should be one to remember. Ryan has …

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Munster & Leinster Name Strong Teams For Thomond Park Showdown

Munster Leinster PRO14

Munster and Leinster have named their respective sides for Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Guinness PRO14 clash at Thomond Park.  With both provinces producing a host of changes for their respective interpros last weekend, it was expected that Johann van Graan and Leo Cullen would name their strongest hand for tomorrow’s 5.15 pm kick off. That is exactly what has occurred as both …

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Poll: Choose Your Combined Leinster/Munster Starting XV

Munster Leinster

Reigning PRO14 champions, Leinster, travel to Thomond Park on Saturday to take on Munster in the return fixture of their Guinness PRO14 interprovincial derby. Munster have only won one out of their last eight clashes with their provincial rivals and will be hungry for revenge after the manner in which they lost the last encounter in the Aviva Stadium in …

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Connacht & Ulster Name Teams For Friday Interpro

Connacht Ulster

Connacht and Ulster have named their respective sides for Friday evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash at the Sportsground in Galway.  Connacht, who are coming off the back of a devastating last-gasp defeat to Leinster at the RDS, have made four changes to their team. Ireland international Quinn Roux comes into the side to start alongside Gavin Thornbury in the second row. …

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Ranking The Best Signings Made By Irish Provinces In 2018

Signings Munster Ulster Leinster Connacht

At the midway point of the 2018/19 season, all of the Irish provinces will be pretty content with where they stand in both the domestic and European competition and a lot of this is due to some excellent signings the four teams have made in 2018.  Heading into the current season, we have seen the IRFU’s heavy influence whereby players …

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Ulster Edge Munster Battle As Winning Streak Continues

Ulster Munster

Ulster – 19 Munster – 12 Sean McMahon reports from The Kingspan Stadium.  Ulster edged the first interprovincial derby of the festive season as they emerged 19-12 winners against an under-strength Munster side. Last week, the southern province were criticised for their lack of physicality in their loss to Castres, but they certainly brought a bit of bite to proceedings …

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Breaking: Dragons Have Parted Ways With Bernard Jackman [Report]

Bernard Jackman Dragons

The Dragons have parted ways with head coach Bernard Jackman according to multiple reports this morning.  Jackman took over from Kingsley Jones ahead of the 2017/2018 season and he suffered a disappointing first season in charge which yielded just two victories in the Guinness PRO14. Although the first season was one to forget, progress was expected in Jackman’s second season in …

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Clean Sweep For Irish Provinces As Leinster Put 59 Points On Dragons

Leinster Munster Ulster Connacht

It’s been a successful weekend for the Irish provinces in the Guinness PRO14 as Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster all recorded wins.  Munster were in action on Friday night as they beat Edinburgh 44-14 in Cork. Keith Earls scored a hattrick in eight first-half minutes en route to the comprehensive win. That victory saw Conor Murray and man-of-the-match Chris Farrell …

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Eight Try Munster Put Edinburgh To The Sword In Dominant Win

Munster champions cup sellout

Munster – 44 Edinburgh – 14 Munster secured a one-sided bonus-point victory as a superb first half showing put Edinburgh to the sword and secured the outcome of this game long before Nigel Owen blew the full-time whistle. Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony were all excellent but it was man-of-the-match Chris Farrell who stole the show …

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Internationals Return As Munster Name Strong Side For Edinburgh

Munster Conor Murray

Munster have named their team which will take on Edinburgh on Friday night at Irish Independent Park in Cork and it includes a whole host of Irish internationals who were in action throughout the November window.  In total, there are 11 changes to the team which secured a bonus-point victory against Zebre in Parma on Sunday. The front-five is completely …

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7 Try Leinster Thump Ospreys On Mixed Night For Irish Provinces

Leinster Ulster PRO14

Leinster continued their relentless march to achieve the top spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 thanks to a thumping 52-7 win against the Ospreys at the RDS.  Three first-half tries from Conor O’Brien, Scott Penny and Nick McCarthy gave Leinster a 24-0 lead at halftime and it didn’t get any better for Allen Clarke’s side in the second …

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Leinster And Ulster Name Teams As PRO14 Returns

Leinster Ulster PRO14

Leinster and Ulster have both announced their teams for this weekend as the Guinness PRO14 returns after a three-week absence.  The last three weeks have seen international rugby take centre stage and although most nations are playing their final Test matches this weekend, the PRO14 returns as we head into the busy festive period. Leinster are up against Ospreys on …

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Ulster Rugby Appoint Edinburgh Managing Director As New CEO


Ulster Rugby have confirmed the appointment of Edinburgh Rugby managing director, Jonny Petrie, as the club’s new CEO.  Petrie will take up his new role by the beginning of 2019 after he finishes up his current role with Edinburgh who has been with since July 2015. The 42-year-old former Glasgow and Scotland captain retired from rugby in 2007, before joining …

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Munster Confirm The 27 Players Who Have Travelled To South Africa


Munster have confirmed the 27 players who have travelled to South Africa for their Guinness PRO14 clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday.  With a significant number of players selected by Joe Schmidt for the upcoming November internationals, coupled with the injuries the southern province has been experiencing, the squad was likely to rely on academy players. Four have …

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