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The 2017/18 Pro14 “New Signings XV”

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17: Leigh Halfpenny of the Lions lines up a penalty during the match between the New Zealand Maori and the British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Including transfers between each other, the Pro14 sides have made 74 signings this summer. But which 15 players arriving from other leagues make it to our Pro14 New Signings XV? The start of the 2017/18 season sees two new teams joining the Pro14. The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs may have been shown the door by Super Rugby, but they …

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Connacht In Envious Position For PRO14 South African Expedition

We’re only three weeks away from the beginning of the new, revamped PRO14 season and there is certainly excitement in the air as teams from both hemispheres enter into the unknown.  Whatever your opinion is on the new format of the competition, it’s safe to say that interest will certainly be increased compared to previous seasons with the addition of …

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New Connacht Boss Kieran Keane: “We’re Not Just There To Entertain, Winners Are Winners Aren’t They?”

Training this morning at Connacht HQ was certainly characterised by good spirits. When the sun is shining in the West of Ireland there is always cause for celebration and the players certainly fed off the good vibes as laughter rang out throughout the training paddock.  Of course, this is a fresh start of sorts for Connacht Rugby, Kieran Keane has …

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Southern Kings’ Preparation For The PRO14 Season Is Hardly Ideal

We’re just three weeks away from the beginning of the new PRO14 season and it’s safe to say that the build up has been a little bit different than normal after the long awaited confirmation that the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs are joining the competition.  The two South African sides are entering unknown waters themselves, and they have to …

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Fly-Half Ruaridh Jackson To Return To Scotland Ahead Of Pro14 Season

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 12: Ruaridh Jackson of Harlequins is tackled by Lachie Turner of Exeter Chiefs during the Anglo-Welsh Cup Semi Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins at Sandy Park on March 12, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ruaridh Jackson is to return to former club Glasgow Warriors, Harlequins have announced on Tuesday.  31-times capped Jackson joined the London-based side last July and made 19 appearances for them, scoring 78 points. Bringing to an end a three-year absence from Scotland, the versatile 29-year-old, who can also slot in at 15, also spent two seasons with Premiership runners-up Wasps …

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Fixtures For Opening Three Rounds Of PRO14 Have Been Revealed

We’re only four weeks away from the beginning of the new Guinness PRO14 season and it will certainly be interesting to see how the league unfolds with the new format established due to the inclusion of the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs.  This week, we got an inkling into the opening round fixtures as Ulster Rugby announced they would be …

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Assessing The Pro14 From An English Perspective

Following the disbanding of Border Reivers in 2007, the number of Celtic teams fell to ten. That number remains the same to date, but following the addition of Italian sides, and now South African clubs, the league they play in now has 14 participants.  Sean McMahon’s article discusses in full the format and talking points that have come with the new …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of The New Guinness PRO14 Season

The worst kept secret in rugby was finally confirmed this morning when Celtic Rugby confirmed that former South African Super Rugby sides, the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs would join the PRO12 with the tournament being rebranded as the Guinness PRO14.  Although various leaks and reports over the last few weeks suggested the format of the tournament, there was still …

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